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Traffic Estimations

Medium impact
Very High    Very High

We use multiple tools to estimate web traffic, including Google™ Trends and Alexa™.

Nevertheless, your analytics will provide the most accurate traffic data.

Traffic Rank

8967th most visited website in the World

3412th most visited website in  United States


A low rank means that your website gets a lot of visitors.

Your Alexa Rank is a good estimate of the worldwide traffic to your website, although it is not 100 percent accurate.

Reviewing the most visited websites by country can give you valuable insights.

Quantcast provides similar services.

Visitors Localization

United States
United Kingdom
Popular Countries (ccTLD) Status Expiration
0 barchart.us Domain Not Available 3 Year(s) 11 Month(s) 20 Day(s)
1 barchart.ca Domain Not Available 0 Year(s) 1 Month(s) 28 Day(s)
2 barchart.in Domain Not Available 0 Year(s) 2 Month(s) 27 Day(s)
3 barchart.co.uk Domain Not Available -
4 barchart.pk Domain Not Available -

‬We recommend that you book the domain names for the countries where your ‪‬website is popular. This will prevent potential competitors from registering these domains and taking advantage of your reputation in such countries.


Local Directories

Missing profile on Google Places™

Missing profile on Foursquare™

Missing profile on Yelp™

This is a list of the local directories where your business has been found. Take care of your listings in local directories; since maps are now an integral part of search results, your G+ Local page may have more visitors than your website!

It is important to make sure that your business details are correct in each directory where you are listed. Find the directories in your country (USA, UK, Spain, France, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and India) and enhance your listings with pictures, video, schedules and as many customer reviews as possible.


Social shareability

High impact Hard to solve

This website is very popular on Social Networks.

Facebook Likes44

Facebook Shares491

Facebook Comments69

Twitter Backlinks4550

Delicious Bookmarks82


Google™ +218


The impact of social media is huge for certain industries.

Learn how to ‪‬‬further engage your social media audiences and create a consistent fan base. Check these helpful tools for managing your social media campaign.

Note: This data represents ‪‬social media influences from your website's URL, it does not represent data from specific brand pages.

Promote your website on Social Media

Twitter™ Account

Low impact

The Twitter™ Account @Barchart is booked and it is linked to your website.




BioThe Barchart App is here! Download it today . . . http://t.co/0erzxyGrSe Extensive stocks, futures, forex data and news in one place.

LocationChicago, IL

Account Age5 Year(s) 1 Month(s) 12 Day(s) ago


Your Twitter usage statistics look great. You can enhance them even more by building connections with industry experts and exchanging expertise or content. Learn from today's top Twitter-using brands.

Plus, here are a few tips to help create a Twitter promotion plan.

Book your brand on Twitter

Facebook Page

Cover picture of the Barchart Facebook Page


Talking About51




The leading provider of quotes, charts and market data for the commodity, stock, forex and etf markets. www.barchart.com


With a heritage dating back to 1934, Barchart.com, Inc. has substantial experience in meeting the financial market data and information needs of individual investors and traders, as well as financial, agricultural, energy and media firms. As a full-service provider of stock, futures and foreign exchange market data, plus charting, analytics, news and other financial information, Barchart provides a wide range of financial products and solutions. Our products range from our free Barchart.com financial portal to real-time charting software and institutional market data feeds. As an established leader in an industry that demands accuracy and innovation, Barchart’s goal is to deliver comprehensive solutions for success. For more information, please visit www.barchartinc.com.

Company overview

Barchart.com offers an extensive selection of web-integrated solutions for the financial community including the leading futures centric retail products, web content packages, custom private labels, co-brand pages, and free applets. We provide proven solutions that serve every trader from novice to expert, from educational trading newsletters to complex real-time charting and analysis applications.


Barchart.com (quotes, charts, news and technical analysis covering stocks, ETFs, commodities, futures, forex and indices, plus other trading tools like custom portfolios, buy/sell opinions, trading strategy performance, and both fundamental and technical data) Barchart.com Morning Call (free morning financial market newsletter summarizing foreign markets and previewing US markets set to open) Real-Time Quote and Charting Software ranging from basic to advanced (QuotePlus, WebStation and Barchart Professional) Daily Futures Market News and Analysis: Futures Market Service, available through Barchart’s CRB division. Futures Market Service provides daily and in-depth weekly coverage of the futures markets including fundamental news and analysis of stock indices, interest rates, forex, energy, metals, grains, livestock and softs. Daily Futures Trading Recommendations: TrendTrader, available through Barchart’s CRB division. TrendTrader provides daily trading strategies for all US futures/commodity markets by identifying buy/sell signals through CRB’s proprietary trend analysis systems. This time-tested trend following system provides you with the track record of the profit/loss for each and every new and existing trade. Website Content: Barchart provides content for third-party websites, including: quotes, charts, news, weather and other financial tools. Data Feeds: Barchart offers real-time, delayed, end-of-day and historical market data feeds covering stock, futures, index and forex markets.

These data regarding the Facebook Page are publicly available.


Mobile Rendering

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Your website on an iPad

The number of people using the Mobile Web is huge; over 75 percent of consumers have access to smartphones. ‪‬Your website should look nice on the most popular mobile devices.

Tip: Use an analytics tool to track mobile usage of your website.

Mobile Load Time

Low impact
Fast    Fast

Try to load your website on a mobile device and measure the download time. If your website takes more than five seconds to download on a mobile device, you will lose 74 percent of your audience!

Mobile usage is growing fast, especially in North America, where it will soon outpace desktop browsing usage. Make sure your site loads fast and that it looks nice on all types of mobile devices. Be sure to not use Flash, and keep photos and videos to a minimum.

Here are two useful tips from Google™ for optimizing your mobile site speed.

Mobile Optimization

Low impact Easy to solve

This web page is super optimized for Mobile Visitors

Mobile CSS

Mobile Redirection

Additional mobile optimization techniques:

Meta Viewport Tag

Apple Icon

Flash content

Optimize your website for Mobile browsing


WWW Resolve

Medium impact Easy to solve

This website with and without www redirects to the same page.


Great, your website directs www.barchart.com and barchart.com to the same URL.

Redirecting requests from a non-preferred domain is important because search engines consider URLs with and without "www" as two different websites.

Redirect non-www to www

URL Rewrite

Low impact Hard to solve

Warning! We've detected parameters in a significant number of URLs.


Consider rewriting your URLs.

Your site's URLs contain unnecessary elements that make them look complicated. A URL must be easy to read and remember for users. Search engines need URLs to be clean and include your page's most important keywords. Clean URLs are also useful when shared on social media as they explain the page's content.

Rewrite your URLs and clean them up.

IP Canonicalization

Low impact Easy to solve



Good, your website's IP address is forwarding to your website's domain name.

To check this for your website, enter your IP address in the browser and see if your site loads with the IP address. Ideally, the IP should redirect to your website's URL or to a page from your website hosting provider.

If it does not redirect, you should do an htaccess 301 redirect to make sure the IP does not get indexed.


Medium impact Easy to solve

Great, your website has a robots.txt file.

A robots.txt file allows you to restrict the access of search engine robots that crawl the web and it can prevent these robots from accessing specific directories and pages. It also specifies where the XML sitemap file is located.

Click here to check your robots.txt file for syntax errors.

Add a robots.txt file

XML Sitemap

Low impact Easy to solve



Your website does not have an XML sitemap - this can be problematic.

A sitemap lists URLs that are available for crawling and can include additional information like your site's latest updates, frequency of changes and importance of the URLs. This allows search engines to crawl the site more intelligently.

We recommend that you generate an XML sitemap for your website and submit it to both Google™ Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools. It is also good practice to specify your sitemap's location in your robots.txt file.

Add and Optimize your XML sitemap

Underscores in the URLs

Low impact Hard to solve


  • http://www.trendsinfutures.com/free_14_day_trial?ref=bchomelinks
  • http://www.trendsinfutures.com/free_14_day_trial?ref=bchomelinks
  • http://www.trendsinfutures.com/free_14_day_trial?ref=bchomelinks
  • http://www.barchart.com/blog/index.php?blog_id=4&title=Daily+Stock+Picks
  • http://www.barchart.com/blog/index.php?blog_id=4&title=Daily+Stock+Picks
  • http://www.barchart.com/blog/index.php?blog_id=1&title=Van+Meerten+New+High+Fund
  • http://www.barchart.com/blog/index.php?blog_id=1&title=Van+Meerten+New+High+Fund
  • http://www.barchart.com/blog/index.php?blog_id=2&title=Van+Meerten+Speculative+Fund
  • http://www.barchart.com/blog/index.php?blog_id=2&title=Van+Meerten+Speculative+Fund
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Gold_Futures/GCG4
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Silver_Futures/SIH4
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Corn_Futures/ZCH4
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Soybeans_Futures/ZSH4
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Crude_Oil_WTI_Futures/CLG4
  • http://deanmediagroup.com/advertise-with-barchart?utm_source=barchart&utm_medium=textlink&utm_campaign=advertisewithus
We have detected underscores (these_are_underscores) in this URL and/or in your in-page URLs. You should rather use hyphens (these-are-hyphens) to optimize your SEO.

While Google™ treats hyphens as word separators, it does not treat underscores as word separators.

Google Preview

Medium impact Easy to solve

Barchart.com - Commodity, stock and forex; quotes, charts & analysis


Barchart.com Inc. is the leading provider of intraday stock and commodities real-time or delayed charts with powerful indicators and technical analysis. Search fo...

This is an example of what your title and description will look like in Google™ search results.


Medium impact Easy to solve

Barchart.com - Commodity, stock and forex; quotes, charts & analysis

Length: 68 character(s)


Great, your title contains between 10 and 70 characters.

Make sure your title is explicit and contains your most important keywords.

Be sure that each page has a unique title.

Check the title of your website


Medium impact Easy to solve

Barchart.com Inc. is the leading provider of intraday stock and commodities real-time or delayed charts with powerful indicators and technical analysis. Search for stocks, commodities, or mutual funds with Barchart.com Inc. sophisticated screening engines. Keep tabs on your portfolio with stock quotes and much more.

Length: 317 character(s)


Ideally, your meta description should contain between 70 and 160 characters (spaces included).

Meta descriptions allow you to influence how your web pages are described and displayed in search results. A good description acts as a potential organic advertisement and encourages the viewer to click through to your site.

Ensure that your meta description is explicit and contains your most important keywords. Also, each page should have a unique meta description relevant to the content of that page.

Improve the Meta Description

Meta Keywords

stocks, mutual funds, personal finance, stock charting, money management, novice trader, realtime quotes, realtime charts, stock research, indices, market timing, futures, commodities, investment timing, forex, quotes, stock market screening, charts, intraday, charting, historical, financial, graph, search, market, data, technical, analysis, indicators, foreign exchange markets, trading tools, E-Mini Nasdaq, E-Mini S&P, S&P 500, corn, soybeans, wheat, real-time quotes, penny stocks, penny stock, picks, PENNYSTOCK, PENNYSTOCKS, nasdaq, penny stock picks, market, investing, investments, trading, OTC-BB

Length: 607 character(s)


Meta keywords are used to indicate keywords that are relevant to your website's content. Because search engine spammers have abused this tag, however, it provides little to no benefit to your search rankings.

You can safely avoid the use of this tag for new web pages. For existing web pages, make sure the meta keywords do not appear to be spammy.


Low impact Easy to solve
<H1 <H2> <H3> <H4> <H5>
1 7 0 0 0
<H1> Khodorkovsky: Don't boycott 2014 Sochi Olympics
<H2> Market News
<H2> Top Videos
<H2> Top 100 Stocks
<H2> Market Indices
<H2> Van Meerten Stock Picks
<H2> Futures Markets
<H2> Barchart Companies

Great, your website is structured using HTML headings (<H1> to <H6>).

Use your keywords in the headings and make sure the first level (<H1>) includes your most important keywords. Never duplicate your title tag content in your header tag.

For more ‪‬effective SEO, use only one <H1> tag per page.

Add the important keywords in <H> headings


Medium impact Easy to solve

We found 44 images on this web page.

10 alt attributes are empty or missing.

  • http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=9932183&cv=2.0&cj=1
  • http://images1.aws.barchart.com/barchart/settings-inactive.png?v=11
  • http://images1.aws.barchart.com/barchart/arrow-down.gif?v=11
  • http://images1.aws.barchart.com/barchart/delete_inactive_small.png?v=11
  • http://images2.aws.barchart.com/barchart/arrow-up.gif?v=11
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/news-media/ap/0e758b4cb2dc4084bd2165d722c95042/05c04503fab8a42a460f6a706700dea4_correction_germany_khodorkovsky.jpeg
  • http://images.grab-media.com/wochit_business/2013/12/21/d0bcfa03faf592460d3b54bc1da109ad8963d864_thumbnail.jpg
  • http://images.grab-media.com/the_wall_street_journal/2013/12/20/2faff46447d119b7446856113eed2cc319377994_thumbnail.jpg
  • http://images.grab-media.com/the_wall_street_journal/2013/12/20/b350be39409c95b337c4a5f2754c2cbcfd1bdd75_thumbnail.jpg
  • /shared/images/jvm_title.png

Good, most or all of your images have alternative text (the alt attribute).

‬‬Alternative text describes your images so they can appear in Google™ Images search results.

Set a name for all your images

Text/HTML Ratio

Medium impact Hard to solve

9.46 %


This page's ratio of text to HTML code is below 15 percent, this means that your website probably needs more text content.

A ratio between 25 and 70 percent is ideal. When it goes beyond that, the page might run the risk of being considered spam.

As long as the ‪‬‬content is relevant and gives essential information, it is a plus to have more of it.

Write additional content with more keywords


Low impact Easy to solve



Good, no Flash content has been detected on this page.

Flash should only be used for specific enhancements. Although Flash content often looks nicer, it cannot be properly indexed by search engines. Avoid full Flash websites to maximize SEO.

This advice also applies to AJAX.

Use Flash content sparingly


Low impact Easy to solve



Great, there are no frames detected on this page.

Frames can cause problems on your web page because search engines will not crawl or index the content within them.

Avoid frames whenever possible and use a NoFrames tag if you must use them.

Check that none of your important content is within a Frame


Medium impact Hard to solve

We found a Blog on this website.


Starting a blog is a great way to boost your SEO and attract qualified visitors.

Use these great tips to boost the SEO performance of your blog.

Consider starting a blog

Keywords Consistency

Medium impact Easy to solve
Keywords Freq Title Desc <H>
Good barchart 21 OK OK OK
Bad dec 18 NOK NOK NOK
Bad cst 16 NOK NOK NOK
Average futures 16 NOK NOK OK
Bad data 13 NOK NOK NOK
Keywords (2 words) Freq Title Desc <H>
Bad dec cst 15 NOK NOK NOK
Bad wall street 11 NOK NOK NOK
Bad street journal 10 NOK NOK NOK
Bad fri dec 10 NOK NOK NOK
Bad mins ago 6 NOK NOK NOK
Keywords (3 words) Freq Title Desc <H>
Bad wall street journal 10 NOK NOK NOK
Bad fri dec cst 10 NOK NOK NOK
Bad sun dec cst 3 NOK NOK NOK
Bad name change today 2 NOK NOK NOK
Bad sat dec cst 2 NOK NOK NOK

This table highlights the importance of being consistent with your use of keywords. To improve the chance of ranking high in search results with a specific keyword, you should use the most important keywords consistently in your content, title, description, H titles, internal links anchor text and backlinks anchor text.

Be more consistent with your keywords

Keywords Cloud

  • barchart21
  • dec18
  • cst16
  • futures16
  • data13
  • market13
  • stocks13
  • markets11
  • wall11
  • street11

This Keyword Cloud provides an idea of your most frequently recurring keywords. They are likely to be the keywords with the greatest probability of ranking high in the search engines.

Domain 1st Registered

Medium impact

18 Year(s) 8 Month(s) 16 Day(s) ago


Your domain is old enough to encourage search engines to give it a higher rank.

Domain age matters to a certain extent and newer domains generally struggle to get indexed and rank high in search results for their first few months (depending on other associated ranking factors).

Domain Expiration

Medium impact Easy to solve

1 Year(s) 6 Month(s) 1 Day(s)


Do you know that you can register your domain for up to 10 years? By doing so, you will show the world that you are serious about your business.

Extend the registration of your domain




Length: 8 character(s)


Keep your URLs short and avoid long domain names when possible.

A descriptive URL is better recognized by search engines. A user should be able to look at the address bar and make an accurate guess about the content of the page before reaching it (e.g., http://www.mysite.com/en/products).

Keep in mind that URLs are also an important part of a comprehensive SEO strategy. Use clean URLs to make your site more "crawlable" by Google™.

Resource: Search for a good domain name. If no good names are available, consider a second hand domain. To prevent brand theft, you might consider trademarking your domain name.


Medium impact Easy to solve



Great, your website has a favicon. Make sure this favicon is consistent with your brand.

Resource: Check out this amazing idea for improving the user experience with a special favicon.

Add a Favicon

Custom 404 Page

Low impact Easy to solve

Great, your website has a custom 404 error page.


Take advantage of the opportunity to provide a beautiful 404 Error Page for your visitors.

Customize the 404 error page

Conversion Forms

Low impact Easy to solve

Great, we found a Conversion Form on this page.


There are different types of conversions, such as: getting the email address of your visitors, requesting your visitors to fill in a form or closing an online sale. ‪‬‬Converting visitors into prospects/clients is probably the most important target for your website. So, it is important that you optimize your website to boost conversions.

Add a conversion form

Page Size

Low impact

123.6 KB (World Wide Web average is 320 Kb)


Two of the main reasons for an increase in page size are images and JavaScript files.

Page size affects the speed of your website; try to keep your page size below 300 Kb.

Tip: Use images with a small size and optimize their download with gzip.

Load Time

High impact Hard to solve

0.46 second(s) (270.17 kB/s)


Your website is fast. Well done.

Site speed is becoming an important factor for ranking high in Google™ search results and enriching the user experience.

Resources: Check out Google™'s developer tutorials for tips on how to to make your website run faster.

Monitor your server and receive SMS alerts when your website is down with a web monitoring service.

Speed-up your website


Low impact Easy to solve

Declared: Missing

Detected: English


You have not specified the language. Use the META Language Attribute to declare the intended language of your website.

Tips for multilingual websites:

  • Define the language of the content in each page's HTML code.
  • Specify the language code in the URL as well (e.g., "mywebsite.com/fr/mycontent.html").

Declare the language used


Low impact Hard to solve

Great, we found a CSS for a Print-Friendly page


This is a special CSS style sheet which ensures that unnecessary interface designs and images are left out when printing pages from your site, saving the user a lot of ink.

It is just another way to provide a rich user-experience.

If you do not have a print style sheet yet, set one up.

Dublin Core

Low impact Easy to solve



This page does not take advantage of Dublin Core.

Dublin Core is a set of standard metadata elements used to describe the contents of a website. It can help with some internal search engines and it does not bloat your code.

Domain Availability

Low impact
Domains (TLD) Status Expiration
barchart.net Domain Not Available 1 Year(s) 4 Month(s) 12 Day(s)
barchart.org Domain Not Available 0 Year(s) 6 Month(s) 29 Day(s)
barchart.info Domain Available Available. Book it now!
barchart.biz Domain Available Available. Book it now!
barchart.eu Domain Available Available. Book it now!

Register the various extensions of your domain to protect your brand from cybersquatters.

Typo Availability

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Domains (TLD) Status Expiration
varchart.com Domain Not Available -
bzrchart.com Domain Available Available. Book it now!
baechart.com Domain Not Available -
barxhart.com Domain Available Available. Book it now!
bbarchart.com Domain Available Available. Book it now!
barchhart.com Domain Not Available -
barrchart.com Domain Not Available -

Register the various typos of your domain to protect your brand from cybersquatters.

Spam Block

Medium impact Very hard to solve

Your IP is not Blacklisted in the Spammer Directory.


It is important that your SEO efforts are not tarnished by spammy activities. Take care to avoid forum and blog spam and use best practices when sharing your content.

In addition, if you send email campaigns or transactional emails, use professional email software to keep your IP clean and improve the deliverability of your emails.

Contact Spamcop.net to clean your reputation

Trust Indicators

Medium impact Very hard to solve


85%    85%

Vendor reliability

85%    85%


85%    85%

Child safety

89%    89%

This ‪‬‬data is provided by WOT™.

Safe Browsing

Medium impact Very hard to solve



Great, your website is safe.

No evidence of phishing and/or malware has been detected.

Are you a spammer?


Server IP

Server location: ASHBURN


Your server's IP address has little impact on your SEO. Nevertheless, try to host your website on a server which is geographically close to your visitors. Search engines take the geolocation of a server into account as well as the server speed.

Use DNSstuff for comprehensive reports on your server.


Apache Web server

jQuery JavaScript framework

jQuery UI JavaScript framework

Modernizr JavaScript framework

mod_ssl Web server extension

OpenSSL Web server extension

PHP Programming language

Prototype JavaScript framework

script.aculo.us JavaScript framework


Get to know the technologies used for your website. Some codes might slow down your website. Ask your webmaster to take a look at this.

Speed Tips

Medium impact Hard to solve

Watch out: your website’s speed could be slightly improved.

Perfect, your server is using a caching method to speed up page display. 

Too bad, your website is using nested tables, which can slow down page rendering.

Too bad, your website is using inline styles.

Too bad, your website has too many CSS files (more than 4).

Too bad, your website has too many JavaScript files (more than 7).

Perfect, your website takes advantage of gzip.


Website speed has a huge effect on SEO. ‪‬‬Speed-up your website so search engines will reward you by sending more visitors.
Also, conversion rates are far higher for websites that load faster than their slower competitors.


Low impact Easy to solve


Google Analytics


Web analytics let you measure visitor activity on your website. You should have at least one analytics tool installed. It is also good to install one extra tool to have a confirmation of the results.

Analytics Tools: Google™ Analytics, Quantcast™, SiteCatalyst™, Piwik™, chartbeat™, Clicky™, ClickTale™, etc.

W3C Validity

Low impact Hard to solve

Invalid: 461 Errors, 89 Warning(s)


Use valid markup that contains no errors. Syntax errors can make your page difficult for search engines to index.

To find the detected errors, run the W3C validation service, or check Validator.nu to make sure you don't miss an error.

W3C is a consortium that sets web standards.

Fix the errors in the code syntax


XHTML 1.0 Transitional


Declaring a doctype helps web browsers to render content correctly.


Low impact Easy to solve



Great, language/character encoding is specified.

Specifying language/character encoding can prevent problems with the rendering of special characters.

Deprecated HTML

Low impact Hard to solve
Deprecated tags Occurrences Tips
<center> 1 Replace with CSS

Deprecated HTML tags are HTML tags that are no longer used. It is recommended that you remove or replace these HTML tags because they are now obsolete.

Directory Browsing

Low impact Easy to solve



Great! Your server prevents visitors from browsing your directory by accessing it directly, this is excellent from a security standpoint.

Server Signature

Low impact Easy to solve



Good, your server signature is off. This is excellent from a security standpoint.