Report for nsarchive.gwu.edu

Overall8.9

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility10.0

How accessible the website is to mobile and disabled users.

Experience8.5

How satisfying the website is likely to be for users.

Marketing8.0

How well marketed and popular the website is.

Technology8.1

How well designed and built the website is.

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  • Make sure that all the pages of this website include a meta description. If you don't include one, Google will choose a sample of text from the page to appear in the search engine result. By including a meta description, you can control how your search engine result will appear. (read more)
  • Ensure your web server returns a 404 HTTP status code for error pages. (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)

Popularity2.0

9,751 Most popular website in the world

This website recently saw a slight decrease in popularity.

  • This is the 9,751 most popular website in the world.
  • Over the past 3 months, this website has experienced a slight decrease in popularity.
  • This website accounts for 1.8% of the Internet traffic to gwu.edu and its subdomains.

Source: Alexa

Meta tags3.6

  • All pages include at least some metadata, but only 20.0% of pages have a description meta tag. The description meta data is important as it appears on Google's search result pages.

Meta Tags (name attribute)

Page URLNameContent
nsarchive.gwu.edu/viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=2, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=yes
nsarchive.gwu.edu/generatorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
nsarchive.gwu.edu/twitter:cardsummary
nsarchive.gwu.edu/twitter:urlhttps://nsarchive.gwu.edu/
nsarchive.gwu.edu/twitter:titleNational Security Archive
nsarchive.gwu.edu/twitter:description30+ Years of Freedom of Information Action
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contactviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=2, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=yes
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contactgeneratorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contacttwitter:cardsummary
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contacttwitter:urlhttps://nsarchive.gwu.edu/contact
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contacttwitter:titleContact
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=2, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=yes
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsdescriptionOne of the National Security Archive's core missions is to disseminate historically valuable and previously unavailable U.S. government documentation to a global audience.
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsgeneratorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionstwitter:cardsummary
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionstwitter:urlhttps://nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collections
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionstwitter:titlePublications
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionstwitter:descriptionOne of the National Security Archive's core missions is to disseminate historically valuable and previously unavailable U.S. government documentation to a global audience.
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-booksviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=2, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=yes
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-booksgeneratorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-bookstwitter:cardsummary
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-bookstwitter:urlhttps://nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-books
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-bookstwitter:titleThe National Security Archive Cold War Reader Series published by
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/booksviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=2, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=yes
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/booksgeneratorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/bookstwitter:cardsummary
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/bookstwitter:urlhttps://nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/books
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/bookstwitter:titleBooks

Meta Tags (http-equiv attribute)

Page URLNameContent
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contactContent-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsContent-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-booksContent-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/booksContent-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8

Server behavior4.4

No404 page

NoCompression

  • This website does not return a 404 error HTTP status code for missing pages. This is bad because search engines like Google might mistake this for a real page of content.
  • This website was not served using GZIP encoding. GZIP compression is widely supported and reduces the load time of a web page.
  • This website follows the best practice of using a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect between URLs with/without trailing slashes. This is ideal.
  • This website uses a temporary (HTTP 302) redirect from http://www.nsarchive.gwu.edu to http://nsarchive.gwu.edu. This is OK, but a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect is considered best practice.
    • If possible, change the temporary redirect to a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect.

Printability8.0

80% of pages are optimized for printing

Amount of content8.5

Rendering Chart...

  • This website has an average of 600 words per page. The amount of content on a website has been shown to correlate with its search engine ranking.

Images8.9

53% of images have a clearly defined size

54 images are being resized by the browser

Twitter10.0

This website is linked with the Twitter account @NSArchive

This website's Twitter account has
19,009 followers

  • This website was found to link the Twitter account NatlSecurityArchive (@NSArchive).
  • This website's Twitter account has made 11,727 tweets to 19,009 followers.

Source: Twitter

Mobile10.0

Mobile screenshot of nsarchive.gwu.eduTablet screenshot of nsarchive.gwu.edu
  • All of this website appears to be optimised for viewing on a mobile phone or a tablet.

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

action anniversary archive awards before blog books carter-brezhnev central cold contact crisis cuban digital dnsa documents dubious editors' european exhibits form freedom hiding holzer home information jenny latest meets missile national news nixon pages picks postings power presley press project publications published reader report search secrets security series showcase special they timeline torture university vault were years

  • 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
nsarchive.gwu.edu/HomeH1
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Search formH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Latest PostingsH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/BlogH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/DNSAH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/From the VaultH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Latest PostingsH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Special ExhibitsH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Search documentsH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Archive in the NewsH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Editors' PicksH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/AwardsH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/The National Security Archive timeline: 1985-2019H3
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Nixon meets PresleyH3
nsarchive.gwu.edu/CIA IG torture report – what were they hiding?H3
nsarchive.gwu.edu/The Cuban missile crisis 50th anniversaryH3
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Art before power: Jenny Holzer showcaseH3
nsarchive.gwu.edu/Dubious SecretsH3
nsarchive.gwu.edu/The Carter-Brezhnev ProjectH3
nsarchive.gwu.edu/30+ Years of Freedom of Information ActionH6
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contactContactH1
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contactSearch formH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/contact30+ Years of Freedom of Information ActionH6
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsPublicationsH1
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsSearch formH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsBooksH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collectionsDigital National Security Archive (DNSA)H2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications-collections30+ Years of Freedom of Information ActionH6
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-booksThe National Security Archive Cold War Reader Series published by Central European University PressH1
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-booksSearch formH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-booksThe National Security Archive Cold War Reader SeriesH4
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/CEU-books30+ Years of Freedom of Information ActionH6
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/booksBooksH1
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/booksSearch formH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/booksPagesH2
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/booksThe National Security Archive Cold War Reader SeriesH4
nsarchive.gwu.edu/publications/books30+ Years of Freedom of Information ActionH6

URL format10.0

  • This website uses appropriate web addresses (URLs) throughout. This is excellent and will help search engine placement, usability and the marketability of this website.

Freshness10.0

Last updated February 13, 2020

  • It looks like this website was last updated on Thursday, February 13, 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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