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SEO

Title

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

Length: 68 character(s)

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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

Description

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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)

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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

Google Preview

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

www.barchart.com/

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...

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

Headings

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H1 H2 H3 H4 H5
1 7 0 0 0
<H1> 13 Europe banks flunk test, must find 10B euros
<H2> Market News
<H2> Top Videos
<H2> Top 100 Stocks
<H2> Futures Indices
<H2> Van Meerten Stock Picks
<H2> Futures Markets
<H2> Barchart Companies
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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

Keywords Cloud

  • jquery 61
  • oct 26
  • function 24
  • barchart 23
  • cdt 21
  • futures 20
  • data 15
  • window 15
  • return 14
  • market 14
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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.

Images

Medium impact Easy to solve

We found 49 images on this web page.

13 alt attributes are empty or missing.

  • http://www.barchart.com/shared/images/facebook_login.png
  • http://www.barchart.com/shared/images/progress_bar.gif
  • http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=9932183&cv=2.0&cj=1
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/news-media/ap/606a6e33e21c4c98b6fabb2c3f0971de/fd14e46f1d1c9b2a630f6a7067008656_germany_europe_banks_test.jpeg
  • http://images.grab-media.com/bloomberg/2014/10/24/fc8b1527b94dbad443d8442423da6386fe4d71d2_thumbnail.jpg
  • http://images.grab-media.com/the_wall_street_journal/2014/10/24/cae681b5f3f4263ab8b89e610f62aa3619f0bd80_thumbnail.jpg
  • http://images.grab-media.com/bloomberg/2014/10/24/61f382babf935d8490e2bff914952946e1f02e3c_thumbnail.jpg
  • http://www.barchart.com/shared/images/jvm_title.png
  • http://s3.amazonaws.com/images1.aws.barchart.com/barchart/settings-inactive.png?v=20
  • http://s3.amazonaws.com/images1.aws.barchart.com/barchart/arrow-down.gif?v=20
  • http://s3.amazonaws.com/images1.aws.barchart.com/barchart/delete_inactive_small.png?v=20
  • http://s3.amazonaws.com/images2.aws.barchart.com/barchart/arrow-up.gif?v=20
  • http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=16807273&cv=2.0&cj=1
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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

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11.9%

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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

WWW Resolve

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

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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

IP Canonicalization

Low impact Easy to solve

Yes

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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.

Robots.txt

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Missing

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Your website doesn't have a robots.txt file - this can be problematic.

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

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Great, your website has an XML sitemap.

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.

It is also good practice to specify your sitemap's location in your robots.txt file.

Add and Optimize your XML sitemap

URL Rewrite

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

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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.

Underscores in the URLs

Low impact Hard to solve

Yes

  • http://www.barchart.com/social_media/linkedin/authorize.php
  • http://www.barchart.com/social_media/google/authorize.php
  • http://www.barchart.com/upgrade_subs.php?source=NAVps
  • http://www.barchart.com/trader/help/trading/paper_trade.php
  • http://www.barchart.com/interactive_charts/stocks/AAPL
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/DJIA_mini-sized_Futures/YM
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/E-Mini_Nasdaq_100_Futures/NQ
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Russell_2000_Mini_Futures/RJ
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/US_Dollar_Index_Futures/DX
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Gold_Futures/GC
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Silver_Futures/SI
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Corn_Futures/ZC
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Soybeans_Futures/ZS
  • http://www.barchart.com/commodityfutures/Crude_Oil_WTI_Futures/CL
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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.

Blog

Medium impact Hard to solve

We found a Blog on this website.

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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

Mobile

Mobile Rendering

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Your website on an iPad
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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

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Very Slow    Very Slow
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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

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Optimize your website for Mobile browsing

Usability

URL

http://barchart.com

Length: 8 character(s)

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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.

Favicon

Medium impact Easy to solve

Yes

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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

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Great, your website has a custom 404 error page.

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

Customize the 404 error page

Conversion Forms

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Great, we found a Conversion Form on this page.

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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

114.6 KB (World Wide Web average is 320 Kb)

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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

1.37 second(s) (83.39 kB/s)

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Your website is too slow. Slow page load time is one of the biggest complaints of web users.

If the load time/Kb is short, it means your homepage is too big. If the load time/Kb is long, this could be due to a server problem, a network problem, poor code optimization (cache, Mysql queries, etc.), or a third-party issue (advertising codes, analytics codes, etc.).

Site speed is becoming an important factor for ranking high in Google™ search results.

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 website monitoring tool.

Speed-up your website

Language

Low impact Easy to solve

Declared: Missing

Detected: English

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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

Printability

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

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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.

Domain Availability

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Domains (TLD) Status
barchart.net Expires in 5 months
barchart.org This domain is booked
barchart.info This domain is booked
barchart.biz Available. Book it now!
barchart.eu This domain is booked
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Register the various extensions of your domain to protect your brand from cybersquatters.

Typo Availability

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Domains (TLD) Status
varchart.com This domain is booked
bzrchart.com Available. Book it now!
baechart.com This domain is booked
barxhart.com Available. Book it now!
harchart.com Available. Book it now!
ba5chart.com Available. Book it now!
abrchart.com Available. Book it now!
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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.

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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

Safe Browsing

Medium impact Very hard to solve

Yes

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Great, your website is safe.

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

Are you a spammer?

Technologies

Server IP

23.21.52.60

Server location: ASHBURN

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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.

Technologies

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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.

Analytics

Low impact Easy to solve
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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.

Doctype

XHTML 1.0 Transitional

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Declaring a doctype helps web browsers to render content correctly.

Encoding

Low impact Easy to solve

UTF-8

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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
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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

No

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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

No

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

Promote

Social

Facebook Page

Low impact Easy to solve
Cover picture of the Barchart Facebook Page

Likes8,989

Talking About81

URL
Name
Barchart
About
The leading provider of quotes, charts and market data for the commodity, stock, forex and etf markets. www.barchart.com
Mission
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.
Products
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.
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