Report for www.maine.gov

Overall9.2

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility9.3

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.

Marketing9.2

How well marketed and popular the website is.

Technology8.8

How well designed and built the website is.

Screenshot of www.maine.gov

Nibbler tested a sample of 5 pages from this website at 8:43 PM on Feb 14, 2020 (GMT).

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Top priorities for website improvement

  • Add meaningful anchor text that describes the link's destination. If the link contains an image, ensure you have provided alt text. (read more)
  • Consider the amount of text on this website and increase it if appropriate. (read more)
  • Enable GZIP compression on your web server or in your application. (read more)

Server behavior7.0

Yes404 page

NoCompression

  • This website handles missing pages correctly by sending a 404 HTTP status code.
  • This website was not served using GZIP encoding. GZIP compression is widely supported and reduces the load time of a web page.
  • 4 of the pages of this website follow the best practice of using a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect between URLs with/without trailing slashes. These pages are ideal.
  • This website follows the best practice of using a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect from http://maine.gov to http://www.maine.gov. This is ideal.

Amount of content7.5

Rendering Chart...

  • This website has an average of 225 words per page. The amount of content on a website has been shown to correlate with its search engine ranking.
    • Consider the amount of text on this website and increase it if appropriate.

Popularity8.4

34,523 Most popular website in the world

This website recently saw a slight decrease in popularity.

  • This is the 34,523 most popular website in the world.
  • Over the past 3 months, this website has experienced a slight decrease in popularity.
  • This website accounts for 65.0% of the Internet traffic to maine.gov and its subdomains.

Source: Alexa

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

Headings9.0

agencies alerts answers business careercenters college commemorating connect department education employment enjoy etiquette flag government governor grow highlights jobs last latest maine meet meetings news notified online open outdoors paying photos public related services share start state statehood support tools week years your

  • 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.
  • Some pages did not define headings correctly. The H1 tag should be used for the most top-level heading, with H2 being used for sub-headings and H3 for further sub-headings and so-on. Not conforming to this convention may confuse visitors.
    • Ensure that headings are defined in a semantically correct way, i.e. always start with a H1 tag. This is used to summarise the page content. Further tags (H2, H3, H4 etc) are meant to summarise and partition sections within the content.

Page headings detail

URLHeadingLevel
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlFlag EtiquetteH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlGet NotifiedH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlYour GovernmentH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlMeet the GovernorH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlMaine is Open for BusinessH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlEnjoy the Maine OutdoorsH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlLatest NewsH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlState HighlightsH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlMap It!H2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlTop Online ServicesH2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlLast week...H2
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlCommemorating 200 Years of StatehoodH3
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlGovernmentH3
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlSupportH3
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlConnectH3
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlAlertsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlToolsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlShare Your Photos with Maine.govH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Government in MaineH1
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Public MeetingsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../State AgenciesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Top Online ServicesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Related AgenciesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../GovernmentH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../SupportH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ConnectH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../AlertsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ToolsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Share Your Photos with Maine.govH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/BusinessH1
www.maine.gov/portal/business/Business AnswersH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/Start or Grow a BusinessH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/Top Online ServicesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/Related AgenciesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/GovernmentH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/SupportH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/ConnectH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/AlertsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/ToolsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/business/Share Your Photos with Maine.govH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../EmploymentH1
www.maine.gov/portal/.../State Government JobsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Maine CareerCentersH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Top Online ServicesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Related AgenciesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../GovernmentH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../SupportH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ConnectH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../AlertsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ToolsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Share Your Photos with Maine.govH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../EducationH1
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Paying for CollegeH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Department of EducationH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Top Online ServicesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Related AgenciesH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../GovernmentH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../SupportH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ConnectH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../AlertsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ToolsH3
www.maine.gov/portal/.../Share Your Photos with Maine.govH3

Images9.4

12% of images have a clearly defined size

5 images are being resized by the browser

Twitter9.8

This website is linked with the Twitter account @mainegov_news

This website's Twitter account has
6,970 followers

  • This website was found to link the Twitter account Maine.gov News (@mainegov_news).
  • This website's Twitter account has made 3,731 tweets to 6,970 followers.

Source: Twitter

Mobile10.0

Mobile screenshot of www.maine.govTablet screenshot of www.maine.gov
  • All of this website appears to be optimised for viewing on a mobile phone or a tablet.

Media specific CSS detected

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
Google Tag Manager

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.

Meta tags10.0

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

Maine.gov

www.maine.gov/portal/index.html

Maine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax ...

  • Nearly every page was found to include the description meta tag. The description meta data is important as it appears on Google's search result pages.
    • 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.

Meta Tags (name attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmldescriptionMaine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlauthormaine.gov
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlrobotsindex,follow
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlratingSafe for kids
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
www.maine.gov/portal/.../descriptionMaine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.
www.maine.gov/portal/.../authormaine.gov
www.maine.gov/portal/.../robotsindex,follow
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ratingSafe for kids
www.maine.gov/portal/.../viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
www.maine.gov/portal/business/keywordsMaine.gov, Maine, state of Maine, business, corporations, small business, starting a business, employer, labor, labor market, licensing, economic development, licensing, business license, business regulations, state procurement
www.maine.gov/portal/business/descriptionMaine.gov - resources for Maine businesses and starting a business in Maine.
www.maine.gov/portal/business/descriptionMaine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.
www.maine.gov/portal/business/authormaine.gov
www.maine.gov/portal/business/robotsindex,follow
www.maine.gov/portal/business/ratingSafe for kids
www.maine.gov/portal/business/viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
www.maine.gov/portal/.../descriptionMaine.gov - resources for employees, retirees, and job seekers in Maine.
www.maine.gov/portal/.../keywordsMaine.gov, state of maine, employment, working, jobs, career, job opportunities, job listings, job openings, employees, worker, unemployment, retirement, retiring, volunteering, maine jobs, employee rights
www.maine.gov/portal/.../descriptionMaine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.
www.maine.gov/portal/.../authormaine.gov
www.maine.gov/portal/.../robotsindex,follow
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ratingSafe for kids
www.maine.gov/portal/.../viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
www.maine.gov/portal/.../descriptionMaine.gov - resources for parents, teachers, and students related to education in Maine.
www.maine.gov/portal/.../keywordsMaine.gov, state of maine, education, Maine schools, public schools, private schools, Maine colleges, Maine universities, homework help, continuing education, distance learning, Maine libraries, teacher, student, classroom, learning
www.maine.gov/portal/.../descriptionMaine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.
www.maine.gov/portal/.../authormaine.gov
www.maine.gov/portal/.../robotsindex,follow
www.maine.gov/portal/.../ratingSafe for kids
www.maine.gov/portal/.../viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0

Meta Tags (http-equiv attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlX-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.maine.gov/portal/.../X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.maine.gov/portal/business/X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.maine.gov/portal/.../X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.maine.gov/portal/.../X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge

Printability10.0

100% of pages are optimized for printing

  • All pages of this website appear to be optimized for printing (using CSS).

Freshness10.0

Last updated January 29, 2020

  • It looks like this website was last updated on Wednesday, January 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.

All dates found

DateFileSource
1/28/20www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlBody text
1/22/20www.maine.gov/portal/index.htmlBody text
3/15/17www.maine.gov/.../InforME_logo2.gifLast modified header
4/3/19www.maine.gov/portal/.../gov-mills19.jpgLast modified header
11/5/18www.maine.gov/.../yourgovernment.jpgLast modified header
11/5/18www.maine.gov/portal/.../getnotified.jpgLast modified header
11/5/18www.maine.gov/portal/.../flags.jpgLast modified header
3/16/17www.maine.gov/portal/.../camera-icon.pngLast modified header
3/28/19www.maine.gov/portal/.../maine200.jpgLast modified header
11/5/18www.maine.gov/portal/.../logo.pngLast modified header
1/29/20www.maine.gov/portal/.../styles2017.cssLast modified header
3/20/17www.maine.gov/.../slidebars.min.cssLast modified header
7/31/18www.maine.gov/portal/.../tooltipster.cssLast modified header

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