Report for www.weather.gov

Overall8.6

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility8.2

How accessible the website is to mobile and disabled users.

The following tests contribute to this score:

Experience8.2

How satisfying the website is likely to be for users.

Marketing9.2

How well marketed and popular the website is.

Technology8.5

How well designed and built the website is.

Nibbler tested a sample of 5 pages from this website at 1:05 AM on Sep 15, 2021 (BST).

Top priorities for website improvement

  • Check how the website looks using a mobile and a tablet. Consider adding mobile-only styling using media queries. Some websites employ other techniques for mobile visitors which we cannot currently detect. (read more)
  • 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)
  • Consider the amount of text on this website and increase it if appropriate. (read more)

Meta tags2.0

Meta Tags (name attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.weather.gov/dc.titleNational Weather Service
www.weather.gov/dc.descriptionNOAA National Weather Service National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/dc.creatorUS Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/dc.date.created
www.weather.gov/dc.languageEN-US
www.weather.gov/dc.keywordsweather, National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/dc.publisherNOAA's National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/dc.contributorNational Weather Service
www.weather.gov/dc.rightshttp://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php
www.weather.gov/ratingGeneral
www.weather.gov/robotsindex,follow
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.titleTsunami Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.descriptionTsunami Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.creatorUS Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.date.createdNovember 15th 2018 7:33 PM
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.languageEN-US
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.keywordsTsunami Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.publisherNOAA's National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.contributorNational Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamidc.rightshttp://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamiratingGeneral
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamirobotsindex,follow
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.titleFlood Safety Tips and Resources
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.descriptionFlood Safety Tips and Resources
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.creatorUS Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.date.createdOctober 30th 2020 7:24 PM
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.languageEN-US
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.keywordsFlood Safety Tips and Resources
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.publisherNOAA's National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.contributorNational Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/flooddc.rightshttp://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php
www.weather.gov/safety/floodratingGeneral
www.weather.gov/safety/floodrobotsindex,follow
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.titleBeach Hazards and Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.descriptionBeach Hazards and Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.creatorUS Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.date.createdJuly 24th 2020 11:06 AM
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.languageEN-US
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.keywordsBeach Hazards and Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.publisherNOAA's National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.contributorNational Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsdc.rightshttp://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsratingGeneral
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsrobotsindex,follow
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.titleWildfire Weather Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.descriptionWildfire Weather Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.creatorUS Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.date.createdApril 15th 2021 7:13 PM
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.languageEN-US
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.keywordsWildfire Weather Safety
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.publisherNOAA's National Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.contributorNational Weather Service
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfiredc.rightshttp://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfireratingGeneral
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfirerobotsindex,follow

Mobile3.0

Mobile screenshot of www.weather.govTablet screenshot of www.weather.gov
  • None of this website appears to be optimized for viewing on a mobile or tablet (using CSS media queries). It is important to make sure your content is optimized for a wide range of devices as a growing percentage of web browsing is done on phones and tablets.

Amount of content8.2

Rendering Chart...

  • This website has an average of 415 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.

Images9.5

25% of images have a clearly defined size

13 images are being resized by the browser

Headings9.6

algal beach blooms education fatalities flash flood great harmful hazards heavy lakes lightning nicholas rain resources safe safety series stay threats tips tsunami video wave weather wildfire

  • 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.
  • Many headings (8.0%) were found to be empty, or incorrectly defined. Empty or invalid headings are of no value to search engines and make a website less accessible.
    • Make sure all headings have content which is relevant to the page of content.

Page headings detail

URLHeadingLevel
www.weather.gov/Heavy Rain and Flash Flood Threats with NicholasH1
www.weather.gov/safety/tsunamiTsunami SafetyH1
www.weather.gov/safety/floodFlood Safety Tips and ResourcesH1
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazardsBeach Hazards and SafetyH1
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazards+Wave Safe video seriesH3
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazards+Fatalities: Lightning At the BeachH3
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazards+UV Safety: Stay Safe in the SunH3
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazards+Beach Safety and EducationH3
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazards+Harmful Algal BloomsH3
www.weather.gov/safety/beachhazards+Great Lakes Beach SafetyH3
www.weather.gov/safety/wildfireWildfire Weather SafetyH1

Twitter10.0

This website is linked with the Twitter account @nws

This website's Twitter account has
3,027,664 followers

  • This website was found to link the Twitter account National Weather Service (@nws).
  • This website's Twitter account has made 31,052 tweets to 3,027,664 followers.

Source: Twitter

Server behavior10.0

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.
  • This website follows the best practice of using a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect between URLs with/without trailing slashes. This is ideal.
  • This website follows the best practice of using a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect from http://weather.gov to http://www.weather.gov. This is ideal.

Analytics10.0

100% of pages use analytics

Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

  • Every page in this website is using Google Analytics. This is excellent and should allow for a complete analysis of visitor behavior.

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.

Printability10.0

100% of pages are optimized for printing

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

Media specific CSS detected

MediaMin widthMax widthCSS file
print--www.weather.gov/css/pointforecast.css

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.

Popularity10.0

1,265 Most popular website in the world

This website recently saw a moderate increase in popularity.

  • This is the 1,265 most popular website in the world.
  • Over the past 3 months, this website has experienced a moderate increase in popularity.
  • This website accounts for 59.1% of the Internet traffic to weather.gov and its subdomains.

Source: Alexa

Freshness10.0

Last updated August 6, 2021

  • It looks like this website was last updated on Friday, August 6, 2021. 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
5/1/17www.weather.gov/.../scijinks_wildfire.pngLast modified header
12/19/17www.weather.gov/.../thermometor_icon.gifLast modified header
12/19/17www.weather.gov/.../beachumbrella_icon.gifLast modified header
12/19/17www.weather.gov/.../TsunamiSignStockfree600.pngLast modified header
12/19/17www.weather.gov/.../bh-orange-600.pngLast modified header
12/19/17www.weather.gov/.../suntan-lotion-600.pngLast modified header
4/11/18www.weather.gov/.../Rip_Indiana_Dunes.jpgLast modified header
12/19/17www.weather.gov/.../beach_lightning600.pngLast modified header
5/25/17www.weather.gov/.../172505_Slideshow.pngLast modified header
5/1/17www.weather.gov/images/.../share.pngLast modified header
12/14/16www.weather.gov/.../161022_wrn.pngLast modified header
12/22/17www.weather.gov/.../AStsunamitxt600.pngLast modified header
12/22/17www.weather.gov/.../AKtsunamidamagetxt600.pngLast modified header
12/22/17www.weather.gov/images/.../coast600.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../usa_gov.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../rss.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../youtube_play.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../fb.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../twitter.pngLast modified header
8/6/21www.weather.gov/.../aq_feature.pngLast modified header
8/20/15www.weather.gov/images/.../wildfire.pngLast modified header
10/22/18www.weather.gov/images/.../fallPrep.jpgLast modified header
3/17/21www.weather.gov/.../SPS-2021a-thumb.pngLast modified header
8/22/20www.weather.gov/images/.../tropics.pngLast modified header
12/2/20www.weather.gov/images/.../wintertop.pngLast modified header
5/17/21www.weather.gov/.../HPW-2021-weather-home-small-undated.pngLast modified header
4/28/15www.weather.gov/images/.../wrn.gifLast modified header
6/16/20www.weather.gov/.../summer-2020-nws-thumb.pngLast modified header
3/24/20www.weather.gov/.../learning-thumbnail.pngLast modified header
7/22/19www.weather.gov/.../tadd_frontpage2.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/.../news-important.jpgLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../header_doc.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../header.pngLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/weatherstyle.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/template.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/myfcst.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/ForecastSearch.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/pointforecast.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/.../jquery-ui-1.10.3.custom.min.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../wwamap.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/widgets.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/.../colorbox.cssLast modified header
3/22/18www.weather.gov/source/.../menuTs.cssLast modified header
3/14/18www.weather.gov/source/.../menuFd.cssLast modified header
6/29/16www.weather.gov/css/search.cssLast modified header

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