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Most related categories of this website.

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Home | Washington City Paper

Words count: 4    Unique Words: 4    Length: 28 characters
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Excellent! the title contains 1-12 words, and within 10-70 characters!

The title will be displayed in search engine results in the form of a direct link to the site.

1. ideally, the title should contain 10 to 70 characters, including spaces. (Google displays up to 70 characters in the title, and takes into account only the first 12 words.)
2. put the most important and relevant keywords in the title, try not to repeat any word.
3. each individual page should have a unique title.
D.C. Arts, News, Food and Living

Words count: 7    Length: 32 characters
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The description is too short!

Meta Descriptions provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages, that are commonly used by search engines on search result pages to display preview snippets for a given page.

1. it is best to keep meta descriptions between 70-160 characters.
2. a readable, compelling description using important keywords can draw a much higher click-through rate of searchers to the given web page.
3. avoid keyword stuffing, ensure each page has its own unique description.
Google SERP Preview
Home | Washington City Paper www.washingtoncitypaper.com/
D.C. Arts, News, Food and Living

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This is how your site looks like in Google Search Result Page.

an optimized SERP snippet will have a higher click through rate.

1. make sure the title is clear, simple, straight to the point.
2. make sure the description is relevant and properly summarized the page content.
Words count: 0    Length: 0 characters    keyword phrases count : 0

Meta Keywords is not set.
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Meta keywords should not be ignored, though they are not a major ranking factor for most of search engines nowadays. A Meta keywords tag is supposed to be a brief and concise list of the most important themes of your page

1. keep your list of keywords or keyword phrases down to 10 - 20 unique words or phrases.
2. separate the words or phrases using a comma (you do not need to leave a space between words separated by commas).
3. do not repeat words or phrases.
4. put your most important word or phrases at the beginning of your list.
Keywords Cloud
This keywords cloud gives your an idea of what are those important keywords appears in your website.

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Top 20 Keywords
Total Terms Count: 646

Excellent! No terms has a density of more than 3%, all are optimized to be within 1% - 3%.

Top 20 terms occurance and density
KeywordIn DomainIn TitleIn DescriptionIn Heading In Body Density
news 13 2.01%
food 11 1.70%
november 11 1.70%
sports 10 1.55%
columns 7 1.08%
arts 7 1.08%
city 7 1.08%
theater 6 0.93%
evans 6 0.93%
desk 6 0.93%
lips 5 0.77%
loose 5 0.77%
jack 5 0.77%
guide 4 0.62%
film 4 0.62%
subscribe 4 0.62%
love 4 0.62%
savage 4 0.62%
district 3 0.46%
galleries 3 0.46%

keyword density can be used as a factor in determining whether a web page is relevant to a specified keyword or keyword phrase.

1. the optimum keyword density to be 1.0% - 3.0%. Using a keyword more than that could be considered search spam.
2. overuse of keywords, a practice called keyword stuffing, will cause a web page to be penalized.

Excellent! The page is using HTML headings (<H1> - <H6>) and inline emphasis tags (<EM><B><I><EM><STRONG>)


In Print


Sudden Change in DC Medicaid Has Left Patients Without Addiction Treatment Medicine
Hundreds of Students Walk Out In Advance of Supreme Court Arguments on DACA
Fallout from Jack Evans Investigation Revives Rifts Among D.C. Pols
In Theory, Mosaic Theater Company Explores Cancel Culture and College
After 15 Years on 14th Street, Hemphill Fine Arts Moves to Mount Vernon Square
The Conservatory Wants to Be Ivy City's Winter Date Night Destination
Fava Pot Brings Healthy, Hearty Egyptian Street Food to Union Market on Friday
Woman on Fire: Marcelle Afram Named the Chef of Michelin-Starred Maydan
Dram & Grain Opens in Its New Home Tomorrow With Cutting Edge Cocktails
This ChurchKey Fried Chicken Sandwich Takes Cues From Both Germany and Japan
To Do This Week Nov. 8–14
In Everybody, Shakespeare Theatre Company Contemplates the End of Life
Constellation Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors Entertains Broadway Babies and Plant Enthusiasts
The Irishman is the Ultimate Martin Scorsese Epic
The Plateau Chronicles Ordinary People Risking Their Lives for an Extraordinary Purpose
Nationals' Anthem
The Nats' World Series Win Affirmed Their Once-Questioned Existence in D.C.
Georgetown Men's Basketball Expects to Make Another Leap Forward
How "Elmo" Ended up in the Nats' World Series Parade
Sports and Politics Are Always Interwined. Just Look at the Washington Nationals.
Does Anita Bonds Know What 'Public' Means?
District Line Daily: Policy Over Politics
District Line Daily: Majority of Council Wants Evans Out
After Release of Damning Report, Majority of D.C. Council Calls for Jack Evans' Resignation
District Line Daily: Council’s Probe on Jack Evans’ Ethical Scandals Is Out.
Scene and Heard: Sign of the Times
I Offered to Have Sex With Her, but Only If Her Husband Approves
October 30, 2019: The Most D.C. of Days
Scene and Heard: Red Hats
My Little Dick Has Always Held Me Back
Appalachian Death Trip
The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder
I Dated Monica Lewinsky
"Where the Fuck Are All the Guards?!" An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is the New Black
Greek Tragedy
The D.C. Manual of Style and Usage


Nov. 8 - 14, 2019
<I> (14)The Irishman
The Plateau
<EM> (4)Theory
Little Shop of Horrors
Orange Is the New Black

HTML headings and emphasis tags are the most basic forms to indicate important content.

1. use your keywords in the headings and make sure the first level heading (<H1>) includes the most important keywords.
2. never duplicate the title tag content in the heading tags.
3. for more effective SEO, use only one <H1> tag per page
Reading Level

Excellent! the reading level score is just nice, that is within 50 - 70 !

Ensure your page content text can be read and understood by most of your site visitors. not too difficult nor too simple.

1. a score below 30, indicates the text content is too difficult to be read and understood.
2. a sore above 80, may suggest that the site is lack of in-depth and expertise of its topics (low quality content).
3. an optimal reading level score shall be 50-70.
en Excellent! the website declared its language in use.

the detected language is : en

Declare the language in use can help search engine to better understand and rendering your page, especially when special characters are encountered.
Page Encoding
utf-8 Excellent! the website declared its character encoding.

Declare the character encoding can help search engine to better rendering your page, especially when it comes to
non-asii characters.
Excellent! the website has a shortcut favicon image.

the website does not have a RSS Feed.

http://washingtoncitypaper.com/robots.txt Excellent! the website has a Robots.txt file to regulate search engine crawlers access.

Robots.txt file can be used to regulate access of search engine crawlers, properly configured robots.txt file can help
crawlers to better understand your website.

1. grand robots access to those pages you wish them to crawl.
2. restrict access to those pages you do not wish search engines to see and crawl.
XML Sitemap
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/sitemap.xml Excellent! the website has a XML Sitemap to guide search engine crawlers for indexing its pages.
[ To generate XML sitemap, Use this XML Sitemap Generator ]

Sitemap helps search engine crawler to identify your website pages.

1. ensure all your important pages are listed in the sitemap.
2. ensure to indicate the frequency of change and importance of each url.
3. inform search engines of the location/URL of your sitemap (eg, For Google, you can set the website sitemap location through Google Webmaster management panel).
Loading Time
0.01 seconds - 1,820.20 Kb/s

Excellent! the site is pretty fast and it takes less than 1 second to load.

Estimated loading time for different internet connections
Optical Fibre
2.60 s 0.02 s 0.02 s 0.00 s 1.46 ms

Site speed is becoming an crucial ranking factor. Slow page loading is one of the biggest complains of web users. If the loading time is too long, you may need to check your server, network, or system codes and structure.

1. ideal loading time is less than 1 seconds, if it take more than 5 seconds to load your site, likely users will run out of patience, so do search engines.
2. improve your SEO by optimizing your website to have a small size and faster responding server.
Total Size
18 Kb (18,202 bytes)

The page is a bit too small, it may not have enough relevant content to rank well!

Page size affects the speed of your website.

1. try to keep you page size between 30K-150K
2. put javascript and style sheet in separate files, and link them to the main page.
3. use optimized images for web and set up your server with gzip for downloading
Text To Code Ratio
Total Size Text Size HTML Code Size Text/HTML Code Ratio
18 Kb (18,202 bytes) 5 Kb (4,840 bytes) 13 Kb (13,362 bytes) 36.22 %

Excellent! the text to html code ratio is just nice, that is within 15%-70%!

the ratio of text to HTML code should always be above 15% for good SEO gain,
it is below 15% then that means that your website probably needs more text content.

1. a ratio between 25% and 70% is ideal, when it goes beyond than that, the page might run the risk of being considered as spam. As long as the content is relevant and gives essential information, it is a plus point to have more of it.
2. improve your SEO by adding more relevant text to your pages and also increasing your keyword density.
Excellent! No flash component is detected on this page.

Flash content can not be properly indexed by search engines, and normally flash file is large in size, which slow down the loading of your page.

1. avoid flash content whenever possible if you wish to have a fast and SEO friendly website.
Excellent! No frame is detected on this page.

Framesets and individual frames could cause problem for search engine to crawl your pages

1. avoid frames whenever possible.
2. search engines do not like frames.
3. use iframe instead if you really have no choice.
Inline CSS
17 Inline CSS components are detected on this page.

It is a good practice to move inline CSS rules into an external CSS file in order to make your page lighter and increasing the text to code ratio.

1. move inline css rules to external css file.
2. separate style from html.
Nested Table
Excellent! No nested table is detected on this page (nested table : 0, total table : 0)

nested tables could slow down page rendering and lead to bad user experience.

1. avoiding <table> for your page layout.
2. using <div> instead of <table>.
Plain Text Email
2 Email Addresses (6*******************************@sentry.as3.io, t***@washingtoncitypaper.com) were detected on this page.

Redirect Count
1 redirection was detected for loading this page.

Excellent! HTTPS is used for your page.

WWW Resolve
Excellent! the websites https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/ and http://washingtoncitypaper.com are resolved to the same url :https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/

Search Engines treat URLs with or without "www" as two different records.

1. edit your .htaccess file and permanently redirect one to the other (eg redirect www.mysite.com to mysite.com).
URL Rewrite
Excellent! your urls are clean.

clean, short and relevant URLs are favoured by users and search engines

1. use url rewrite to turn dynamic pages with query parameters into seo friendly static pages.
2. put your important keywords in the url.
3. good urls are not only user friendly but also seo friendly.
Underscore In URL
Excellent! your do not use underscore in your URLs.

Search Engines treat hyphen as word separator, they do not treat underscore as word separator.

1. use hyphen "-" instead of underscore "_" to optimize your page url.
2. help search engines to better understand your url, eventually will benefit your page`s ranking.
Internal Links
(link to pages within this domain)
External Links
(link to pages on other websites)
176 15 191

Too many links (191), it may be considered as spam!

Internal Links (link to pages within this domain) - 176
URL Anchor Text
https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofdcBest Of D.C.
https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofdc2019Best Of 2019
http://local.washingtoncitypaper.comDo This
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/food/wiching-hour'Wiching Hour
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-deskCity Desk
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/housing-complexHousing Complex
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/loose-lipsLoose Lips
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/savage-loveSavage Love
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/unobstructed-viewUnobstructed View
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/straight-dopeStraight Dope
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/gear-prudenceGear Prudence
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/the-potanistThe Potanist
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/the-indy-listThe Indy List
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/page-threePage Three
https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofdcBest Of D.C.
https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofdc2019Best Of 2019
http://local.washingtoncitypaper.comDo This
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/sponsored-contentSponsored Content
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/terms-conditionsTerms & Conditions
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/job-opportunitiesWork Here
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/freelancers-guideFreelancers Guide
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/contact-usContact Us
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/...ction-treatment-medicineSudden Change in DC Medicaid H...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/conta...t/21040794/joshua-kaplanJoshua Kaplan
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-deskCity Desk
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/...-supreme-court-next-weekHundreds of Students Walk Out ...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/loose-lipsLoose Lips
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/...ives-rifts-among-dc-polsFallout from Jack Evans Invest...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/...theater-company-reviewedIn Theory, Mosaic Theater Comp...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/...s-to-mount-vernon-squareAfter 15 Years on 14th Street,...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/food/...r-date-night-destinationThe Conservatory Wants to Be I...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/food/...o-union-market-on-fridayFava Pot Brings Healthy, Heart...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/food/...f-michelinstarred-maydanWoman on Fire: Marcelle Afram ...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/food/...h-cutting-edge-cocktailsDram & Grain Opens in Its New ...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/food/...m-both-germany-and-japanThis ChurchKey Fried Chicken S...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/.../to-do-this-week-nov-814To Do This Week Nov. 8–14
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/...theatre-company-reviewedIn Everybody, Shakespeare Thea...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/...shop-of-horrors-reviewedConstellation Theatre's Little...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/...94/the-irishman-reviewedThe Irishman is the Ultimate M...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/...493/the-plateau-reviewedThe Plateau Chronicles Ordinar...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/sport...estioned-existence-in-dcThe Nats' World Series Win Aff...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/sport...ake-another-leap-forwardGeorgetown Men's Basketball Ex...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/sport...nals-world-series-paradeHow "Elmo" Ended up in the Nat...
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/sport...the-washington-nationalsSports and Politics Are Always...

External Links (link to pages on other websites) - 15
URL Anchor Text
https://craftyfestivaldc.com/Crafty 2019
http://media.baseplatform.io/files/b...pguide.58b9b6a8355ff.pdfCamp Guide
https://craftyfestivaldc.com/Crafty 2019
https://washingtoncitypaper.atavist.com/nationals-anthemNationals' Anthem
https://craftyfestivaldc.com/Crafty 2019

reasonable number of links (below 100) per page will give a better user experience.

1. keep the number of links per page below 100.
2. having more than 100 links in a single page will lead to a bad user experience, and it possibly runs into the risk of been considered as spam.
3. search engines may not follow all the links if you have too many of them in a single page.
Total Images Alt Present Alt Missing
12 11 1

1 images do not have Alt values.

Image URL - 12
https://cdn.washingtoncitypaper.com/...ge/2019/11/320w/Mary_s_cen.5dc5deb98683a.jpgMary's Cen
https://cdn.washingtoncitypaper.com/.../2019/11/320w/CL_Friday_45.5dc451d094601.jpgCL Friday45
https://cdn.washingtoncitypaper.com/...320w/curtains_everybody_45.5dc498497b7f4.jpgCurtains Everybody45
https://cdn.washingtoncitypaper.com/...w/anitabonds.5c1bc654d8c6f.5dc6e6d8993af.jpgAnitabonds 5c1bc654d8c6f
https://cdn.washingtoncitypaper.com/...d037aedcc889.5d1c8c5c60c65.5dc43ce93134b.jpgDL Dtile 5d037aedcc889 5d1c8c5...
https://cdn.washingtoncitypaper.com/...2019/11/320w/SceneAndHeard.5dc3261619a46.jpgScene And Heard
https://cdn.washingtoncitypaper.com/...e/2019/11/320w/savage_love.5dc30d28290e1.jpgSavage Love

search engines cannot `see` images, proper Alt content will help them to better understand and index images.

1. always add alt attributes to images. Alt is mandatory for accessibility and for valid XHTML.
2. words used within an image`s Alt attribute should be its text equivalent and convey the same information.
3. use a human-readable caption and descriptive text around the image.
Style Block In Same Page Links to External Style Files Total
0 3 3

Excellent! all stylesheets are kept in separate files.

Links To External Stylesheet Files - 3
Stylesheet URL rel type

Scripts Block In Same Page Links to External Script Files Total
24 10 34

Too many (10) external scripts files , it will slow down the downlaoding.

Links To External Script Files - 10
Script URL Type

put scripts together and link them from an external files rather then put them in the same file as the main page.

1. reduce the use of in-page scripts, put them in separate files and link them in.
2. reduce the number of external script files, it will help browser to make lesser number of http requests from the server.
3. optimize or compress the script files to have smaller size and faster loading.
Blog Or News Release
Link to Blog / News Release Page
http://washingtoncitypaper.com/news/...-supreme-court-next-weekHundreds of Students Walk Out ...

Excellent! we have found blog linked to your site.

Having a blog is a great way to provide fresh content and retain users, search engines favour it too.

1. regularly update your blog and provide fresh and quality content.
2. relevant blogs of your website topics, generate more credits in the eyes of your visitors, as well as search engines.
DMOZ Listing

Excellent! the website is listed in the DMOZ open directory. DMOZ Open Directory Project

Google Analytics
Analytics Service is not implemented for the site.

Google Page Rank
6 Excellent! the website has a high page rank (6/10).

0 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 10
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Links From Root Domains
Fair Enough! number of root domains (44) linked to your site washingtoncitypaper.com could be improved.

< 20 21 - 50 > 51
Poor Good Excellent

Number of backlinks from some other root domains is an indicator of domain authority, the more backlinks your site has, the higher its domain authority, which leads to a higher chance of better ranking.

1. make it easy for others to link to your site, provide the code if possible.
2. links from older domains are more powerful than links from new domains.
3. links from .edu and .gov generally have a higher value.
Social Engagement
Your site has an excellent social media engagement!

  Facebook Likes 314
  Facebook Shares 473
  Facebook Comments 258
  Tweets 2
  LinkedIn 24

Social Media Integration
Excellent! your site is well integrated with social media networks.

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/washingtoncitypaper
Twitter Accounthttps://twitter.com/wcp
Google+ PageNot Found


Excellent! the website has a good Trustworthiness Score (92/100).

0 - 19 20 - 39 40 - 59 60 - 79 80 - 100
Very Poor Poor Unsatisfactory Good Excellent

Users are concerned about the safety of their online transactions. Trustworthiness rating is based on real user ratings and that tells you how much other users trust this site, so do the serch engines. note: this trustworthiness score is provided by WOT (Web of Trust).

1. pay attention to the look and design of your site, many people look for visual cues when assessing a site`s credibility
2. make your site easy to use, sites that are easy to navigate are perceived as being more trustworthy.
3. make it easy for user to contact you, users will be more comfortable and feel more secured shall they need to get in touch with you.
Child Safe
90 Excellent! the website has a good Child Safe Score (90/100).

0 - 19 20 - 39 40 - 59 60 - 79 80 - 100
Very Poor Poor Unsatisfactory Good Excellent

Safe Browsing
Safe! the site washingtoncitypaper.com is NOT currently listed as suspicious, most-likely it is clean from malware and phining code [ verify this by Google Safe Browsing ]

Ensure that your site is malware free and does not cause harm to users` computers.

1. do not put virus, malicious worms, adwares, trojans, spywares and suspicious phishing code in your server.
2. take suspicious behaviours seriously, have a regular check-up and monitor closely of your server`s log files.
3. if your site is black-listed by Google as suspicious, clean it up before requesting for a review.
Traffic Rank
154,990th most visited website in the world.
43,392th most visited website in United States  

your site has an excellent high traffic rank in the world.
Websites On Same Server
Excellent! You domain washingtoncitypaper.com is the only one hosted on the server (ip :

Too many domains hosted on the same server is an indicator that you are not really serious about your website, and your site will have a higher chance to be surrounded by bad neighbours.

1. the fewer domains hosted on the same server/ip the better.
2. avoid shared hosting whenever possible, especially when there are already hundreds or thousands of sites are hosted on the same server.
3. dedicated ip or resources for your site not only do good to your site visitors but also favoured by search engines.
Server Location
your server (IP : is located at United States  
the most site visitors come from United States  

Excellent! your server is located close to most of your site visitors.
HTTP Compression

your website server does not support HTTP Compression.


your website server does not support Caching.

Server Signature
Excellent! the website server signature is off.

A secure and safe server is not only good for your site visitors but also good for search engines.

1. server software version information can be utilized by malicious visitors to attack your server.
2. by turning off the server signature, you actually have made your server a little bit more secure.
3. for Apache server - edit the apache2.conf or the .htaccess file to turn server signature off.
Domain Age
23 years, 277 days old ( 1st registered on : 1996-03-04 )

excellent, the domain age is old enough.

Domain Expires
0 years, 88 days from today ( expires on : 2020-03-04 )

domain is expiring in less than a year.

Domain Info
washingtoncitypaper.com ( 23 characters )

Domain Registrar : GoDaddy.com, LLC

Domain Created On Last Modified On Expires On
1996-03-04 2019-03-06 2020-03-04
23 years, 277 days old 0 years, 275 days ago 0 years, 88 days from today
23 years, 277 days old

Domain Name Servers used by washingtoncitypaper.com
DNS Name IP Address

Domain is going to expire in less than a year time (0 years, 88 days from today), try to renew it for more than one year!

domain name choice and domain age are crucial for SEO.

1. keep the domain name short and relevant to the content, which will be easier to be remembered and related to.
2. older domain tends to be more trustworthy.
3. register a domain for more than 1 year, and search engine will think it is a serious business.


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