Report for www.usask.ca

Overall9.3

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility9.5

How accessible the website is to mobile and disabled users.

The following tests contribute to this score:

Experience8.9

How satisfying the website is likely to be for users.

Marketing8.5

How well marketed and popular the website is.

Technology9.1

How well designed and built the website is.

Nibbler tested a sample of 5 pages from this website at 12:33 AM on Apr 21, 2022 (BST).

Top priorities for website improvement

  • 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. (read more)
  • Use a 301 redirect or a canonical meta tag to force search engines to see the correct version. (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)

Popularity2.8

14,258 Most popular website in the world

There has been no mentionable change in this website's popularity recently.

  • This is the 14,258 most popular website in the world.
  • Over the past 3 months, this website has experienced no measurable change in popularity.
  • This website accounts for 7.1% of the Internet traffic to usask.ca and its subdomains.

Source: Alexa

URL format6.4

  • 3 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.

Server behavior8.2

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.
  • One page of this website follows the best practice of using a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect between its URL with/without a trailing slash. This page is ideal.
  • 3 of the pages of this website return page content with or without a trailing slash on their URLs. Search engines might see these as separate pages with duplicate content which they could penalize for.
  • This website uses a temporary (HTTP 302) redirect from http://usask.ca to http://www.usask.ca. 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.

Meta tags8.4

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

Be What the World Needs

www.usask.ca/

At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s top research universities.

  • All pages include at least some metadata, but only 80.0% of pages have a 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.

      Pages with no meta description

Meta Tags (name attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.usask.ca/viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=5.0
www.usask.ca/descriptionAt the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s top research universities.
www.usask.ca/admission/viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=5.0
www.usask.ca/admission/descriptionDeadlines, admission requirements, and how to apply will depend on the type of program you are interested in.
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=5.0
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpdescriptionServices and resources for faculty and staff on campus
www.usask.ca/colleges.phpviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=5.0
www.usask.ca/colleges.phpdescriptionA listing of colleges and schools at the University of Saskatchewan, including federated and affiliated colleges
www.usask.ca/services.phpviewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=5.0
www.usask.ca/services.phpdescription

Meta Tags (http-equiv attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.usask.ca/X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.usask.ca/Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.usask.ca/admission/X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.usask.ca/admission/Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpX-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpContent-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.usask.ca/colleges.phpX-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.usask.ca/colleges.phpContent-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.usask.ca/services.phpX-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.usask.ca/services.phpContent-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

Amount of content8.8

Rendering Chart...

  • This website has an average of 633 words per page. The amount of content on a website has been shown to correlate with its search engine ranking.

Amount of content discovered

Images9.9

6% of images have a clearly defined size

2 images are being resized by the browser

Twitter10.0

This website is linked with the Twitter account @usask

This website's Twitter account has
42,383 followers

  • This website was found to link the Twitter account U of Saskatchewan (@usask).
  • This website's Twitter account has made 19,034 tweets to 42,383 followers.

Source: Twitter

Mobile10.0

Mobile screenshot of www.usask.caTablet screenshot of www.usask.ca
  • All of this website appears to be optimised for viewing on a mobile phone or a tablet.

Analytics10.0

100% of pages use analytics

Google Tag Manager

  • Every page in this website is using Google Tag Manager. 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.

Headings10.0

admission also apply beyond catalogue colleges community continuing course depend development discoverers discovery diversity education employee engagement english excellence exchange faculty fellows find galleries give global graduate house improves interested issues joint language leads lives might museum needs news other pack pathway place play postdoctoral professional program programming programs relevant research sandwich scholarships school schools services staff student study such support tackling tuition type types upgrading usask visiting work world

  • 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
www.usask.ca/Be What the World NeedsH1
www.usask.ca/Find a ProgramH1
www.usask.ca/Discovery the World NeedsH1
www.usask.ca/The world needs...DISCOVERERSH1
www.usask.ca/StudyH2
www.usask.ca/WorkH2
www.usask.ca/GiveH2
www.usask.ca/PlayH2
www.usask.ca/Stories from USask NewsH2
www.usask.ca/Research that improves lives in our community and beyond.H2
www.usask.ca/USask leads the way in tackling relevant, global issues such as vaccine development, sustainability and water and food security.H2
www.usask.ca/With the PackH2
www.usask.ca/Study at USaskH2
www.usask.ca/Work at USaskH2
www.usask.ca/Give to USaskH2
www.usask.ca/Located onTreaty 6 Territoryand theHomeland of the MétisH3
www.usask.ca/We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.H3
www.usask.ca/admission/Admissions and ProgramsH1
www.usask.ca/admission/Find a ProgramH1
www.usask.ca/admission/Other types of applicantsH1
www.usask.ca/admission/Other programsH2
www.usask.ca/admission/Deadlines, admission requirements, and how to apply will depend on the type of program you are interested in.H3
www.usask.ca/admission/Course and program catalogueH3
www.usask.ca/admission/ScholarshipsH3
www.usask.ca/admission/TuitionH3
www.usask.ca/admission/English language programmingH4
www.usask.ca/admission/Continuing education and professional developmentH4
www.usask.ca/admission/Upgrading and pathway programsH4
www.usask.ca/admission/Exchange studentH4
www.usask.ca/admission/Visiting studentH4
www.usask.ca/admission/Postdoctoral fellowsH4
www.usask.ca/admission/Joint student / graduate sandwich programH4
www.usask.ca/admission/Visiting research studentH4
www.usask.ca/admission/You might also be interested in:H4
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpFaculty and StaffH1
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpResourcesH1
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpSupportH1
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpEmployee InformationH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpBenefits and PensionH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpFaculty RelationsH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpEmployee AgreementsH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpLabour UpdatesH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpPoliciesH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpNeed help or don't know where to start?H2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpEmployee Pandemic Engagement Survey H2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpWith the Pack at WorkH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpCareer EngagementH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpICT Services and SupportH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpResearch ServicesH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpTeaching and LearningH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpIN 2019 Employees said USask was a safe and caring environmentH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpAwards and Recognition H2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpProspective Faculty and StaffH2
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.phpDiversity is a central component of excellence; one cannot achieve excellence without also incorporating diversity.H3
www.usask.ca/facultystaff/index.php  H3
www.usask.ca/colleges.phpColleges and SchoolsH1
www.usask.ca/colleges.phpColleges and SchoolsH2
www.usask.ca/colleges.phpFederated and Affiliated CollegesH2
www.usask.ca/services.phpServices and AttractionsH1
www.usask.ca/services.phpServicesH1
www.usask.ca/services.phpHuskiesH1
www.usask.ca/services.phpMuseums and GalleriesH1
www.usask.ca/services.phpThe BowlH1
www.usask.ca/services.phpPopular DestinationsH1
www.usask.ca/services.phpGardens, Atriums and PlazasH1
www.usask.ca/services.phpVisiting and ParkingH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpRetail ServicesH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpCulinary ServicesH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpUSask RecH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpHealth and Medical ServicesH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpUniversity LibraryH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpInternational ServicesH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpDiefenbaker Canada CentreH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpUSask Art GalleriesH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpMuseum of AntiquitiesH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpMuseum of Natural SciencesH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpSt. Thomas More GalleryH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpThe Peter MacKinnon BuildingH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpGriffiths StadiumH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpGreystone TheatreH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpLittle Stone School House (Victoria School House)H3
www.usask.ca/services.phpMerlis Belsher PlaceH3
www.usask.ca/services.phpPhysical Activity Complex (PAC)H3
www.usask.ca/services.phpU of S ObservatoryH3

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 April 8, 2022

  • It looks like this website was last updated on Friday, April 8, 2022. 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

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