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Title Tag

Local Weather from AccuWeather.com - Superior Accuracy™

Length: 55 character(s)

Your HTML title tag appears in browser tabs, bookmarks and in search result pages.

Make your title tags clear, concise (50-60 characters) and include your most important keywords.

Check the title of your website

Meta Description

Weather forecast, local to international. World class weather radar plus your up to the minute weather report and current conditions

Length: 132 character(s)

Great, your meta description contains between 70 and 160 characters (spaces included).

A good meta description acts as an organic advertisement, so use enticing messaging with a clear call to action to maximize click-through rate. They allow you to influence how your web pages are described and displayed in search results.

Ensure that all of your web pages have a unique meta description that is explicit and contains your most important keywords (these appear in bold when they match part or all of the user’s search query).

Check your Google Search Console account (Click 'Search Appearance', then 'HTML Improvements') to identify any issues with your meta descriptions, for example, they are too short/long, or duplicated across more than one page.

Improve the Meta Description

Google Preview

Local Weather from AccuWeather.com - Superior Accuracy™


Weather forecast, local to international. World class weather radar plus your up to the minute weather report and current conditions

This is a representation of what your Title Tag and Meta Description will look like in Google search results.

Search engines may create their own titles and descriptions if they are missing, poorly written and/or not relevant to the content on the page and cut short if they go over the character limit. So it’s important to be clear, concise and within the suggested character limit.


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<H3> United States
<H3> English (US), °F
<H3> My Recent Countries
<H3> Select a Region
<H3> Radar & Maps
<H3> News & Video
<H3> Extreme Weather
<H3> Social
<H3> A.M. Planner
<H3> Home & Garden
<H3> Sports & Recreation
<H3> Health
<H3> Miscellaneous
<H3> Featured Forecast
<H3> My Favorite Forecasts
<H3> Woodbridge, NJ
<H3> New York, NY
<H3> Miami, FL
<H3> Los Angeles, CA
<H3> U.S. Weather Radar
<H3> Franklin slams Mexico with torrential rainfall
<H3> Franklin to strengthen before making 2nd landfall in Mexico
<H3> What's the difference between hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones?
<H3> Why tropical storms are dangerous
<H3> Typhoon Noru kills 2 in Japan
<H3> Flooding and winds from Noru lash southern Japan, kills 2
<H3> Safest places to go during a hurricane
<H3> Typhoon Noru lashes southern Japan
<H3> Strong winds and flooding from Noru lash Japan's Kagoshima prefecture
<H3> Typhoon Noru churns in the West Pacific
<H3> The deadliest hurricane threat may be the most overlooked
<H3> How and when are tropical systems named?
<H3> How tropical storms and hurricanes are named
<H3> Climate change could make hurricanes worse
<H3> How tropical storms can cause tornadoes
<H3> Preparing for a hurricane
<H3> Army of fire ants build living raft during flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy
<H3> Why you need to watch out for these fire ants floating together in Cindy flood waters
<H3> Top 5 cities most vulnerable to hurricanes in the US
<H3> How are hurricanes categorized?
<H3> How a hurricane forms; The life cycle of a tropical system
<H3> What is the key ingredient to a powerful hurricane?
<H3> NOAA predicts above-average hurricane season this year
<H3> 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast: How many named storms will hit the US?
<H3> How to drink water safely during a hurricane
<H3> Matthew and Otto retired from hurricane name list
<H3> How NASA helps improve hurricane forecasting
<H3> National Live Feed
<H4> My Recent Countries
<H4> My Settings
<H4> Local Weather
<H4> Eerie ghost-like image appears to hover near moon
<H4> Franklin may make second landfall in Mexico as Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017
<H4> Dozens rescued from flash floods in San Antonio
<H4> Heart-stopping POV footage gives first-person perspective of rafter who nearly drowned
<H4> 5 surprising effects the total solar eclipse will have besides darkness
<H4> Daily downpours to raise risk of flooding from Texas to the Carolinas
<H4> Ice cream that doesn't melt
<H4> Eerie ghost-like image appears to hover near moon
<H4> Franklin may make second landfall in Mexico as Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017
<H4> Daily downpours to raise risk of flooding from Texas to the Carolinas
<H4> Possible tornado flips cars in Maryland
<H4> Franklin may make second landfall in Mexico as Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017
<H4> Man records what he thinks is last video while stranded in desert for days
<H4> Tropical systems to unleash torrential downpours in northern Caribbean
<H4> Dogs who think they're human
<H4> Deadly Noru to batter Japan with flooding rainfall into midweek
<H4> Heart-pounding moments for kayaker caught in lightning storm
<H4> Humidity, risk of storms to increase in Midwest and Northeast late this week
<H4> Study suggests airplane turbulence on the rise because of climate change
<H4> 10 surprising foods in season during summer
<H4> Loading
<H4> Loading
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<H4> Oregon officials fear unprepared solar eclipse visitors could lead to wildfire disaster
<H4> 79 percent of kids from low-income families at risk for drowning, swimming study finds
<H1> United States
<H2> Weather
<H2> Local Weather
<H2> Personalized Forecasts
<H2> My Recent Locations
<H2> Trending Now
<H5> Weather News - August 06, 2017, 12:41:18 PM EDT
<H5> Video - August 08, 2017, 8:29:52 AM EDT
<H5> Weather News - August 08, 2017, 7:20:59 AM EDT
<H5> Video - August 07, 2017, 2:18:57 PM EDT
<H5> Weather News - August 07, 2017, 12:21:32 PM EDT
<H5> Video
<H5> Weather News - August 08, 2017, 7:34:21 AM EDT
<H5> Video - August 07, 2017, 8:59:45 AM EDT
<H5> Weather News - August 08, 2017, 11:13:48 AM EDT
<H5> Video - August 07, 2017, 5:48:21 PM EDT
<H5> Weather News
<H5> AccuWeather.com
<H5> AccuWeather.com
and 106 more.

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.

While it is important to ensure every page has an <H1> tag, only include more than one per page if you're using HTML5. Instead, use multiple <H2> - <H6> tags.

Add the important keywords in <H> headings

Alt Attribute

We found 53 images on this web page.

1 ALT attributes are empty or missing.


Alternative text allows you to add a description to an image. Since search engine crawlers cannot see images, they rely on alternative text attributes to determine relevance to a search query. Alternative text also helps makes an image more likely to appear in a Google image search and is used by screen readers to provide context for visually impaired users.

It looks like most or all of your images have alternative text. Check the images on your website to make sure accurate and relevant alternative text is specified for each image on the page. Try to minimize the number of alt text characters to 150 or less (including spaces!) to optimize page load times.

Set a name for all your images

Discovered Pages

976,596    976,596

A low number can indicate that bots are unable to discover your pages, which is commonly caused by bad site architecture & internal linking, or you're unknowingly preventing bots and search engines from crawling & indexing your pages. An unusually high number could be an indication of duplicate content due to URL parameters.

Make sure your website's XML sitemap is present and that you've submitted it to the major search engines. Building backlinks to your website's internal pages will also help bots to discover, crawl and index them, while building authority to help them rank in search results at the same time.

Check Index Status and Crawl Errors in Google Search Console to track the status of your crawled/indexed pages.

If you use parameters in your URL like session IDs or sorting and filtering, use the rel="canonical" tag tag to tell search engines which version of those pages is the original.

Write more content

WWW Resolve

Great, a redirect is in place to redirect traffic from your non-preferred domain.

Search engines see www.accuweather.com and accuweather.com as different websites. This means they could see a large amount of duplicate content, which they don't like.

Fortunately your website redirects www.accuweather.com and accuweather.com to the same site.

Redirect non-www to www


A robots.txt file allows you to restrict the access of search engine crawlers to prevent them from accessing specific pages or directories. They also point the web crawler to your page’s XML sitemap file.

Your site currently has a robot.txt file. You can use Google Search Console's Robots.txt Tester to submit and test your robot.txt file and to make sure Googlebot isn't crawling any restricted files.

Add a robots.txt file

XML Sitemap


We checked accuweather.com but couldn't find an XML sitemap.XML sitemaps contain the list of your URLs that are available to index and allows the search engines to read your pages more intelligently. They can also include information like your site’s latest updates, frequency of changes and the importance of URLs.

Your site is currently missing an XML sitemap. We recommend you generate one for your site and submit it through both Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.
Normally, your XML sitemap would be found at accuweather.com/sitemap.

Make sure to only include the pages you want search engines to crawl, so leave out any that have been blocked in a robots.txt file. Avoid using any URLs that cause redirects or error codes and be consistent in using your preferred URLs (with or without www.), correct protocols (http vs. https) and trailing slashes. You should also use your robots.txt file to point search engine crawlers to the location of your sitemap.

Add and Optimize your XML sitemap

URL Parameters

Good, the URLs look clean.

URL parameters are used to track user behaviors on site (session IDs), traffic sources (referrer IDs) or to give users control over the content on the page (sorting and filtering). The issue with URL parameters is that Google sees each unique parameter value as a new URL hosting the same thing - meaning you could have a duplicate content problem. Sometimes, it’s able to recognize these URLs and group them together. It then algorithmically decides which URL is the best representation of the group and uses it to consolidate ranking signals and display in search results. You can help Google recognize the best URL by using the rel="canonical" tag.

Use the URL Parameters Tool in Google Search Console to tell Google how your URL parameters affect page content and how to to crawl URLs with parameters. Use this tool very carefully - you can easily prevent Google from crawling pages you want indexed through overly restrictive crawling settings, especially if you have URLs with multiple parameters.
Rewrite your URLs and clean them up.

Underscores in the URLs

We found underscores in this URL and/or in your in-page URLs.


Using underscores in your URL makes it hard for search engines to determine your site's relevance to a search. Google sees hyphens as word separators while underscores are ignored. So the search engine sees https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/eerie-ghost-like-image-appears-to-hover-near-moon/znztu4yze6erfsbwumqeyg_dqntxlhm3 as all one word. Use hyphens in your URLs instead: https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/eerie-ghost-like-image-appears-to-hover-near-moon/znztu4yze6erfsbwumqeyg-dqntxlhm3.

We've detected underscores in your URLs. Change underscores to hyphens to maximize your SEO.

Blocking Factors

Flash: No

Frames: No

Great, you aren't using Flash or frames on your site.

While it often looks nicer, Flash content can't be properly indexed by search engines. Maximize your SEO efforts by avoiding Flash.

Search engines also have problems with frames because they can't crawl or index the content within them. Avoid them if you can and use a NoFrames tag when you can't.

Domain Registration

Created 22 years ago

Expiration date unavailable

Your domain is the human-readable address of your website on the Internet. How long your domain name has been registered does have a limited impact on your rankings in search results. The newer your domain the harder it can be to achieve a higher rank. To help offset this, consider buying a second-hand domain name.

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.


We have not found a Blog on this website.

In a crowded digital marketing world, content is king. Publishing your content on other sites is beneficial, but publishing it on your own site is much more effective. One of the best ways to do this is through a blog.

We recommend you start a blog on accuweather.com to engage with your audience and improve your online visibility to attract qualified traffic from a variety of new sources. Use our tips to get the most out of your blog.

If you don't think a blog would work for your site or business, consider publishing other forms of evergreen content such as guides or whitepapers.

Consider starting a blog


Mobile visits

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Mobile Friendliness

Very Good    Very Good

This web page is super optimized for Mobile Visitors

Mobile friendly pages make it easy for users to complete objectives and common tasks and use a design or template that is consistent across all devices (uses responsive web design).

Your site is well configured for mobile users.

Mobile Rendering

accuweather.com on an iPhone
accuweather.com on an iPad

80% of adult Internet users now have a smartphone. You should definitely be optimizing your website to render on the most popular mobile devices.

Touchscreen Readiness

Make the most important buttons/links large enough to be tapped easily.

Touchscreen readiness is an important aspect of your site’s mobile friendliness. Your tap targets should be at least a 48 pixels in height and width with at least 32 pixels of extra space on all sides. You can further improve your User Interface by adding size and density buckets to accommodate varying device sizes and screen densities.

Mobile Compatibility

Perfect, no embedded objects detected.

Great, your website does not embed any special types of web content, such as Flash, Silverlight or Java, so your content can be accessed on all devices.

Font Size Legibility

Perfect, this web page’s text is legible on mobile devices.

You can find additional font recommendations for mobile devices in Google’s typography guidelines for Android.

Mobile Viewport

Great, a configured viewport is present.

The content fits within the specified viewport size.

Great, the viewport is well configured.

Keep in mind that since the width (in CSS pixels) of the viewport may vary, your page content should not solely rely on a particular viewport width to render well. Consider these additional tips:
  • Avoid setting large absolute CSS widths for page elements.
  • If necessary, CSS media queries can be used to apply different styling depending on screen size.
  • Ideally, serve responsively-sized images.

Mobile Speed

Slow    Slow

Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

Avoid landing page redirects

Leverage browser caching

Reduce server response time

Enable compression

Like with desktop, the time it takes a mobile page to load is an important part of mobile search engine results page ranks. Your mobile/responsive website must deliver and render the “above the fold" content in under one second.

Unfortunately, the mobile page speed for accuweather.com is Slow.

Since mobile device CPUs are less powerful than desktop CPUs, speed tips that reduce CPU consumption (for instance JavaScript Parse time) need to be addressed first.

See Google's PageSpeed Insights Rules for more information on how to improve each of the elements in this section.

Mobile Frameworks

No mobile frameworks have been detected.

Mobile or responsive frameworks are an important part of website optimization as they assist developers in creating applications which are applicable to multiple devices.




Length: 11 character(s)

Keep your URLs short and clean 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.


Great, your website has a favicon.

Favicons are the small icons that appear next to your site’s name or URL in a browser. They can be displayed in the address bar, a browser tab title or bookmarks. Make sure it is consistent with your brand.

Here is a way one company used a special favicon to improve user experience.

Add a Favicon

Custom 404 Page

Great, your website has a custom 404 error page.

Your server responded with the HTTP status code: 404

Custom 404 error pages are an opportunity for you to reduce customer frustration and link to other pages on your site.

Customize the 404 error page


Declared: Missing

Detected: English

Your website hasn't specified a language yet. Use the META Language Attribute to declare the intended language of your website. We've detected that your website is currently in English.

Here are some tips for multilingual websites:

Declare the language used

Structured Data Markup

Structured Data Markup is used to generate Rich Snippets in search engine results. It is a way for website owners to send structured data to search engine robots; helping them to understand your content and create well-presented search results.

Get the most out of Google's rich snippets for content types such as: Reviews, People, Products, Businesses and Organizations, Recipes, Events, Videos and Music. If your website covers one of these topics, then we suggest that you annotate it with Schema.org using microdata.

Domain Availability

Domains Status
accuweather.net This domain is booked
accuweather.org This domain is booked
accuweather.info This domain is booked
accuweather.biz This domain is booked
accuweather.eu Available. Register it now!

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

Typo Availability

Domains Status
accuweatber.com This domain is booked
accuweath4r.com Available. Register it now!
accuweahter.com This domain is booked
accuweathrr.com This domain is booked
accuweathre.com This domain is booked
accweather.com This domain is booked
acchweather.com This domain is booked
and 1 more.

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

Email Privacy

Good, no email address has been found in plain text.

We don’t recommend adding plain text/linked email addresses to your webpages, as malicious bots scrape the web in search of email addresses to spam. Instead, consider using a contact form.

Hide email addresses to avoid being spammed

Trust Indicators


93%    93%

Child safety

94%    94%

This feature shows how trustworthy your domain is based on ‬‬data provided by The Web of Trust (WOT). This group rates millions of websites based on the experience of millions of users together with information from a number of trusted sources, including phishing and malware blacklists.


Server Uptime

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Server IP

Server location: Cambridge

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.

Speed Tips

Warning: your website’s speed could be slightly improved.

Perfect, your website doesn't use nested tables.

Too bad, your website is using inline styles.

Perfect, your website has few CSS files.

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

Website speed has a huge impact on performance, affecting user experience, conversion rates and even rankings. ‪‬‬By reducing page load-times, users are less likely to get distracted and the search engines are more likely to reward you by ranking your pages higher in the SERPs.

Conversion rates are far higher for websites that load faster than their slower competitors.

See Google's PageSpeed Insights Rules for more information on how to improve each of the elements in this section.


Web analytics let you measure visitor activity on your website. You should have at least one analytics tool installed, but It can also be good to install a second in order to cross-check the data.

Popular Analytics Tools Include: Google Analytics, Quantcast™, AdobeAnalytics™, Piwik™, chartbeat™, Clicky™, ClickTale™, etc.



The Doctype is used to instruct web browsers about the document type being used. For example, what version of HTML the page is written in.

Declaring a doctype helps web browsers to render content correctly.


Great, language/character encoding is specified: utf8

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

SSL Secure

Great, your website is SSL secured (HTTPS).

Your website's URLs redirect to HTTPS pages.

Your headers are not properly set up to use HSTS.

The SSL certificate expires in 2 years.

The certificate issuer is DigiCert Inc.

Modern websites tend to be SSL secured (HTTPS) as it provides an extra security layer while logging in to your Web Service. In 2014, Google announced that an HTTPS (vs HTTP) website would receive an extra boost in their ranking.

While switching to HTTPS, make sure your site remains optimized and see to it that your website will still run quickly. Follow these best practices for a smooth transition:
  • Use a serious issuer to purchase your SSL certificate
  • Redirect all of your HTTP pages to the HTTPS version of your website
  • Use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in your headers
  • Renew your SSL certificate every year, before it expires
  • Make sure that all of your content (CSS, etc.) is linked to HTTPS
  • Update your XML sitemap to ensure the URLs include HTTPS and update the robots.txt file to reference this version
  • Register the HTTPS website in Google & Bing Search Console/Webmaster Tools

Crawl Errors

URL Errors

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Social Media Engagement

Your homepage is widely shared on Social Networks.

Facebook Shares471

Google™ +14

Linkedin Shares1059

Pinterest Shares1


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 includes ‪engagements from like and share buttons on your site, or people copying and pasting your URLs directly into Facebook from your website's URL. It does not count likes and shares from your branded Facebook page.

Facebook Views

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Facebook Page

Cover picture of the AccuWeather Facebook Page

Talking About45,284


Welcome to the official AccuWeather Facebook page - Weather for Life. See "About" for Terms of Use.
MISSION: To save lives, protect property, and help people to prosper, while expanding AccuWeather as a healthy and profitable business.
Company overview
Over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available through smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, award winning AccuWeather apps, connected TVs, wearables, smart homes, and connected cars, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the AccuWeather Network cable channel. AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as weather news, content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.
Meta Description
This page is intended to be a resource for consumers who are interested in weather, forecasts, and weather updates with Superior Accuracy. Our goal is to facilitate conversation about weather, helping people's lives. This is not a forum for unrelated conversations, which are subject to removal.

TERMS OF USE: By posting content here, you grant us a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free license to use & display it on AccuWeather.com and in other media. It must have been created by you or you must have sufficient legal authority to grant this license.

By submitting any photo, image, video or other media content (collectively “Content”) to AccuWeather, you hereby grant AccuWeather the perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, fully sub-licensable, transferrable, royalty-free right to use, reproduce, modify, distribute and create customized versions of such Content in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. You further agree that the submission of your Content will comply AccuWeather’s Acceptable Use Policy: http://ow.ly/O1zIu
App Products & Downloads: http://downloads.accuweather.com

About AccuWeather: http://www.accuweather.com/company.asp

Employment Opportunities: http://www.accuweather.com/careers
State College
United States
Great, your brand's Facebook page is linking to accuweather.com.

Facebook is a vital part of modern digital marketing - no matter what type of business you have. Use Facebook Insights to optimize your Facebook posts to maximize engagement and website traffic.

Twitter™ Account


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

Breaking weather alerts and timely weather news updates from @AccuWeather forecasters. Email support@accuweather.com for support.
State College, PA
9 years ago
Great, your Twitter account is linked to accuweather.com. Linking your Twitter account to your website helps prevent brandjacking and can help make your social media marketing more effective. Here are a few tips to help create a Twitter promotion plan. Plus, learn from today's top brands on Twitter. Use Twitter Dashboard and Analytics to track and optimize your Twitter feed.
Book your brand on Twitter

Google+ Page

This is the Google+ page for accuweather.com. Being active in this social network is important for claiming your brand, influencing your search engine rankings and interacting with your network. You might also consider managing your profile with Google My Business (formerly Google Places).


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Traffic Estimations

Very High    Very High

This shows your estimated traffic for accuweather.com compared to any competitors you have chosen. We use Alexa for this information.


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Traffic Rank

351th most visited website in the World

173th 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 accuweather.com, although it is not 100 percent accurate.

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

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Adwords Traffic

0.1%    0.1%

This is an estimation of the traffic that is being bought through AdWords vs. unpaid Organic Traffic.

This data is provided by SEMRush.

Visitors Localization

Popular Countries ccTLD Status
United States accuweather.us This domain is booked
United Kingdom accuweather.uk This domain is booked
India accuweather.in Available. Register it now!
Japan accuweather.jp This domain is booked
Germany accuweather.de This domain is booked

‬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.