Report for dictionary.cambridge.org

Overall9.4

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility9.8

How accessible the website is to mobile and disabled users.

The following tests contribute to this score:

Experience9.0

How satisfying the website is likely to be for users.

Marketing9.8

How well marketed and popular the website is.

Technology9.0

How well designed and built the website is.

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Top priorities for website improvement

  • Add printable stylesheets for all pages, wherever possible. In most cases, websites can share printable stylesheets over many or all pages, as with screen-based stylesheets. (read more)
  • Add width and height attributes to all image tags. The width and height you specify should be the same as the source image. If you want to resize an image in the browser, use CSS. (read more)
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Printability0.0

0% of pages are optimized for printing

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Images8.1

96% of images have a clearly defined size

25 images are being resized by the browser

URL format8.8

  • 1 URLs include a file extension.
    • Avoid use of file extensions wherever possible. File extensions appear at the end of web addresses, and have several negative effects. They make the address harder to remember or type (particularly for non-technical users), and can reveal the underlying technology of the website making it very slightly more vulnerable to hackers. They also tie the implementation of the website to a specific technology, which can make subsequent migration of URLs difficult. Consider URL rewriting as an effective and transparent means of creating appropriate URLs.

      Page extensions

Amount of content8.9

Rendering Chart...

  • This website has an average of 625 words per page. The amount of content on a website has been shown to correlate with its search engine ranking.

Server behavior9.6

Yes404 page

YesCompression

  • This website handles missing pages correctly by sending a 404 HTTP status code.
  • This website was served with GZIP encoding. This is very good because it reduces the loading time of a web page.
  • 2 of the pages of this website use a temporary (HTTP 302) redirect between URLs with/without trailing slashes. This is OK, but using permanent (HTTP 301) redirects for these pages would be better.
  • One page of this website returns page content with or without a trailing slash on its URL, but it uses a canonical tag to denote the correct versions. This is ideal, as search engines will know which version to index.
  • One page of this website returns page content with or without a trailing slash on its URL, but it uses a canonical tag to denote the correct versions. This is usually ideal, as search engines will know which version to index, but there are links on this website which point to the non canonical version.
  • This website follows the best practice of using a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect from http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org to http://dictionary.cambridge.org. This is ideal.

Twitter10.0

This website is linked with the Twitter account @CambridgeWords

This website's Twitter account has
204,404 followers

  • This website was found to link the Twitter account Cambridge Dictionary (@CambridgeWords).
  • This website's Twitter account has made 4,564 tweets to 204,404 followers.

Source: Twitter

Mobile10.0

Mobile screenshot of dictionary.cambridge.orgTablet screenshot of dictionary.cambridge.org
  • All of this website appears to be optimised for viewing on a mobile phone or a tablet.

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Analytics10.0

100% of pages use analytics

Multiple Analytics Solutions

  • Every page in this website is using some form of analytics software. This is excellent and should allow for a complete analysis of visitor behavior.

Analytics Software Found

Software Name
Google Analytics

Page titles10.0

100% of pages have defined titles

0% of page titles are weak

  • All pages were found to use page titles appropriately. Page titles appear in search results and at the top of the browser's window when visiting the site. Appropriate page titles are particularly important for search engine optimization.

Headings10.0

access acknowledgements answer best browse cambridge create denied deny dictionaries dictionary download english explore features finish grammar help here image list lists make manage personalize plus popular profile public questions quizzes recommended refuse same searches start starts tags test time translation verb videos vocabulary word your yourself

  • All pages were found to use defined headings. This is excellent as it allows visitors and search engines to summarize the content of webpages quickly. Correctly defined headings aid accessibility and are particularly important for search engine optimization.

Page headings detail

URLHeadingLevel
dictionary.cambridge.org/Explore the Cambridge DictionaryH1
dictionary.cambridge.org/English dictionariesH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/GrammarH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/Translation dictionariesH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Cambridge Dictionary +PlusH1
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Your best English starts hereH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Cambridge word listsH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Recommended for youH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/QuizzesH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Recommended for youH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Recommended for youH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Recommended videosH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Word listsH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Grammar quizzesH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/Image quizzesH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/profile403. Access deniedH1
dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/profiledenyH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/profiledeny verb [T] (REFUSE)H3
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlCambridge Dictionary +PlusH1
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlCambridge Dictionary +Plus HelpH1
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlHow to use Cambridge Dictionary +PlusH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlHow to...H2
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlTest your vocabulary with our fun image quizzesH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlPersonalize your profileH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlCreate and manage word listsH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlTest yourself on a word listH3
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlMake a new word listH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlAdd a word to a listH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlMake a new list and add a word to it at the same timeH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlGo to a word listH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlMake a word list publicH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlDownload a word listH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlAdd tags to a word listH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlStart the testH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlAnswer the questionsH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlFinish the testH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlDownload the testH4
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/.../English DictionaryH1
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/.../Popular searchesH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/.../Browse the English DictionaryH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/.../Key featuresH2
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/.../AcknowledgementsH2

Meta tags10.0

This is how this website will look in Google search listings:

Cambridge Dictionary | English Dictionary, Translations & Thesaurus

dictionary.cambridge.org/

The most popular dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations.

  • All pages were found to include a meta description. This is good because search engines (like Google) show this text in search result pages.

Meta Tags (name attribute)

Page URLNameContent
dictionary.cambridge.org/descriptionThe most popular dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations.
dictionary.cambridge.org/keywordsfree dictionary online, english, thesaurus, business, british, uk, american, us, spanish, turkish, definition, define, meaning, spelling, translate, translation, pronounce, pronunciation, pronounciation, audio, conjugation, inflection
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dictionary.cambridge.org/plus/descriptionCambridge Dictionary +Plus
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dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/profiledescription403. Access denied
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dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmldescriptionI've registered, now what? How can I make new word list or take a quiz?
dictionary.cambridge.org/howto.htmlkeywordsHow to Cambridge Dictionary, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Dictionary +Plus, wordlist, quiz, Cambridge wordlist
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dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/.../descriptionThe most popular dictionary and thesaurus. Meanings & definitions of words in English with examples, synonyms, pronunciations and translations.
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/.../keywordsHome page for English Dictionary, english, definition, define, meaning, spelling, pronounce, pronunciation, pronounciation, audio, conjugation, inflection
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Popularity10.0

351 Most popular website in the world

This website recently saw a moderate increase in popularity.

  • This is the 351 most popular website in the world.
  • Over the past 3 months, this website has experienced a moderate increase in popularity.
  • This website accounts for 89.0% of the Internet traffic to cambridge.org and its subdomains.

Source: Alexa

Freshness10.0

Last updated June 29, 2020

  • It looks like this website was last updated on Monday, June 29, 2020. This is good because visitors perceive up-to-date websites as more credible. Websites that are updated regularly are also spidered by search engines more often.
  • To find this information we used the last modified dates reported by this website's server in addition to looking for dates written on each page.

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