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Title Tag

Home - Gauteng Digital Platform

Length: 31 character(s) (232 pixels)

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

Make your title tags clear, concise (65 characters, 200-569 pixels) and include your most important keywords.

Check the title tags for thousands of pages at once using Site Crawl.

Check the title of your website

Meta Description

Missing

The meta description for gauteng.gov.za is missing.

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.

Keep it short and to the point; the ideal meta description should be between 70 and 160 characters spaces included (400 - 940 pixels).

Ensure that each of your web pages have a unique meta description that is explicit and contains your most important keywords for each page. These keywords are especially important because they appear in bold when they match the user’s search query (See the Google Preview below).

Check your Google Search Console (Search Appearance > HTML Improvements) for any warning messages to identify meta descriptions that are too long/short or duplicated across more than one page.

Improve the Meta Description

Headings

<H1> <H2> <H3> <H4> <H5>
0 0 0 0 46
<H5> SERVICES
<H5> Agriculture and animals
<H5> Agriculture and animals
<H5> All e-Services
<H5> All e-Services
<H5> All Popular Services
<H5> All Popular Services
<H5> Anti-corruption & Integrity
<H5> Anti-corruption & Integrity
<H5> Arts and Culture
<H5> Arts and Culture
<H5> Biodiversity - Conservation, Environment
<H5> Biodiversity - Conservation, Environment
<H5> Births, deaths, marriages
<H5> Births, deaths, marriages
<H5> Business and industry
<H5> Business and industry
<H5> Driving, transport and roads
<H5> Driving, transport and roads
<H5> Education
<H5> Education
<H5> Funding and grants
<H5> Funding and grants
<H5> Gauteng and the world
<H5> Gauteng and the world
<H5> Healthcare
<H5> Healthcare
<H5> Housing and property
<H5> Housing and property
<H5> Infrastructure and Planning
<H5> Infrastructure and Planning
<H5> Jobs and skills development
<H5> Jobs and skills development
<H5> Passports, working abroad, immigration
<H5> Passports, working abroad, immigration
<H5> Public Safety and Law
<H5> Public Safety and Law
<H5> Science, Technology and Innovation
<H5> Science, Technology and Innovation
<H5> Social Services
<H5> Social Services
<H5> Sport and Recreation
<H5> Sport and Recreation
<H5> Substance Abuse
<H5> Substance Abuse
<H5> SURVEYS
and 43 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

Content Analysis

  • departments institutions partners municipalities 2
  • gauteng provincial government 2
  • gauteng digital platform 2
  • mec maile 2
  • economic development 3
  • rural development 2
  • skills development 2
  • expect delays 2
  • province address 2
  • public safety 2
  • 48 department 2
  • 53 department 2
  • 56 department 2
  • 19 office 3
  • mec 5
  • provide feedback 2
  • substance abuse 2
  • working abroad 2
  • popular services 2
  • social services 2

This data represents the words and phrases that your page appears to be optimized around. We use what’s called “natural language processing" (NLP), which is a form of artificial intelligence that allows computers to read human language, to do this analysis.

The numbers next to each word or phrase represents how often we detected them and their variants on the page.

Are these the keywords you want to target for your page? If so, great! Track your site’s rankings in Google search results using WooRank’s Keyword Tool.

If these keywords aren’t relevant to your page, consider updating your content to optimize it for your target keywords.

Alt Attribute

We found 23 images on this web page.

12 ALT attributes are 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 you're missing alternative text for 12 images on gauteng.gov.za. Check the images on your website to make sure accurate and relevant alternative text is specified for each image on the page.

Try to keep your alternative text to a simple, one-sentence description of what's in the image.

Set a name for all your images

Discovered Pages

6,714    6,714

We've discovered 6,714 pages on gauteng.gov.za.

Discovered pages do not impact your ranking but this is very handy information to have to make sure that your site’s pages are being indexed correctly.

A low number can indicate that bots are unable to discover your pages, which is commonly caused by bad site architecture and poorl internal linking. Or you've unknowingly prevented bots and search engines from crawling and 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 the number shown here doesn’t sound right, we recommend to use WooRank’s Site Crawl analysis to find out why.

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

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Hreflang Tags

No hreflang tags were found on this page

The hreflang tag is an HTML tag that tells search engines which languages and (optionally) countries a page's content is relevant for. Hreflang tags also tell search engines where to find the relevant content in alternate languages.

If your website targets users all around the world, using hreflang tags will help make sure the right content is being served to the right users.

The value of the hreflang attribute identifies the language (in ISO 639-1 format) and optionally a region in ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 format of an alternate URL.

Use WooRank's Site Crawl to perform a thorough check on hreflang validity across a website.

WWW Resolve

Warning, no 301 redirects are in place to redirect traffic to your preferred domain. Pages that load successfully both with and without www. are treated as duplicate content!

Not all versions of your page point to the same URL.

Search engines see www.gauteng.gov.za and gauteng.gov.za as two different websites with the same content. This causes them to see a lot of duplicate content, which they don't like.

Right now your website is not directing traffic to www.gauteng.gov.za and gauteng.gov.za to the same URL. It is crucial that you fix this.

Use the rel="canonical" tag to tell search engines which is the definitive version of your domain. Use a 301 redirect to divert traffic from your secondary domain.

This issue can be caused by problems with a website's SSL configuration. Check your site's SSL configuration for any errors.

If you need help resolving issues with your SSL configuration, consider using a professional service to set it up for you.

Redirect non-www to www

Robots.txt

https://www.gauteng.gov.za/robots.txt

The path to your robots.txt file is disallowed.

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.

We checked gauteng.gov.za/robots.txt and didn't find a robots.txt file. Use Google Search Console to submit and test your robots.txt file. You can also test individual pages to make sure Google isn't crawling any restricted files.

Add a robots.txt file

XML Sitemap

No sitemap found in your robots.txt.

We checked the robots.txt file for gauteng.gov.za but couldn't find an XML sitemap. Specifying the location of your XML sitemaps in your robots.txt file ensures that search engines and other crawlers find and access it easily each time they access your website.

Learn more about adding your XML sitemap to your robots.txt file.

If you haven't created a sitemap yet, we recommend you generate one for your site and submit it through both Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools. Usually, your XML sitemap would be found at gauteng.gov.za/sitemap.xml

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.
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.

Check the On-Page section of Site Crawl to identify any duplicate content issues.
Rewrite your URLs and clean them up.

Underscores in the URLs

Great, you are not using ‪underscores (these_are_underscores) in your URLs.

Great, you aren't using ‪underscores (these_are_underscores) in your URLs.

Google sees hyphens as word separators while underscores aren't recognized. So the search engine sees www.example.com/green_dress as www.example.com/greendress. The bots will have a hard time determining this URL's relevance to a keyword.

Structured Data

Schema.org

We didn't detect any schema.org items on your webpage

Get started using Schema.org vocabulary and marking up your webpage.

Schema.org is a set of vocabularies used to add meaning to the information on a webpage in a way that is readable by machines (Google). Schema.org vocabularies include attributes for entities, relationships between entities and actions.

Learn more in Google's intro to structured data. Structuring data on your pages can help increase website traffic and improve audience engagement. Schema.org vocabulary can be added to a page using many different formats, including RDFa, Microdata and JSON-LD.

Open Graph Protocol

We didn't detect any Open Graph tags on your webpage

Facebook developed the Open Graph protocol to enable the integration of any web page with its social media platform. Other social media platforms have also adopted the protocol, allowing you to control how your web pages are presented when shared across social media.

Use the Sharing Debugger to check what information appears when shared on Facebook and the Twitter Cards Validator to do the same for Twitter.

Microformats

We didn't detect any microformat items on your webpage

Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats use code (HTML/XHTML tags) originally intended for other purposes to add context to the content on a webpage. This helps machines (like Google!) to understand certain information (contact information, geographic coordinates, calendar events, etc.) intended for humans.

Mobile

Mobile visits

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Mobile Friendliness

Good    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

gauteng.gov.za on an iPhone
gauteng.gov.za on an iPad

This is how your website appears when displayed on different mobile devices.

With more than half of all Google search queries originating on a mobile device, it is important to make sure your mobile site is optimized for these users.

Tap Targets

In the table below, find the tap targets that are too small, their size in pixels and the overlapping target that is too close to be easily clicked.

Tap Target Size Overlapping Target
<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=za.gov.gauteng.gdp&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" 104x35 <a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gauteng-digital-platform/id1444850116?ls=1" target="_blank"><
Your page’s links and buttons are too small and/or too close to be easily clicked on a mobile device. The average fingertip area is 48 pixels in width and height. Tap targets should also be spaced enough so that a user's finger pressing on one link or button does not inadvertently touch another one. The minimum required space between tap targets is 8 pixels on all sides.

Use Google's Lighthouse tool to get a detailed look at all of your too tap targets that are too small and too close together.

Plugins

Perfect, no plugin content 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.

At least 60% of your page’s font size is 12 pixels or greater.

Mobile Viewport

Great, a configured viewport is present.

The content does not fit within the specified viewport size.

The viewport is an element of a page’s responsive design. It’s the area of a webpage visible to the user and varies between devices.

It looks like your page could be missing a meta viewport.

Use the meta viewport tag in the <head> to set the viewport to the device’s screen size. It should look like this: <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">.

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.

AMP

We didn't find AMP on your page.

AMP is an open-source library that provides a straightforward way to create web pages that are compelling, smooth, and load near instantaneously for users.

Check your AMP markup with the AMP validator.

Usability

URL

gauteng.gov.za

Length: 7 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.

Favicon

Great, your website has a favicon.

Favicons are the small icons that represent a website, company and/or brand. They can be displayed (among other instances) in browser tabs or bookmarks. Google also displays favicons in a page's search snippet in mobile search results.

You can see how your site's favicon appears in search results in the Google Preview above.

Make sure your favicon is consistent with your brand to help improve visibility.
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

Asset Minification

Perfect, all your assets are minified.

Great! We didn't find unminified assets on your web page.

To learn more on how to minification helps a website, read our guide to minification.

Asset Compression

Perfect, all your assets are compressed.

Great! We didn't find uncompressed assets on your web page.
Compressing assets reduces the amount of time it takes a user's browser to download files from your server. Enabling compression is an important part of reducing the amount of time it takes your website to load.

Asset Cacheability

We found a total of 5 uncached asset(s) listed below.

URL Freshness lifetime
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/images/AppStore_2x_op.png Expiration not specified
/images/MissingImage_Portal_op.png Expiration not specified
and 2 more.
Fast websites make happy visitors. Caching assets such as images, javascript and CSS files allows a browser to keep these files in local storage so it doesn't have to download them every time it requests a page on your website. This will lower the bandwidth used and improve the page load time.

To learn more on how to enable caching for your assets you can check out our guide to asset caching and SEO or consult Google's PageSpeed Insights guide on browser caching.

Language

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

Domain Availability

Domains Status
gauteng.com Expires in 6 months
gauteng.net Expires in a year
gauteng.org Available. Register it now!
gauteng.info Expires in 9 months
gauteng.biz Available. Register it now!
gauteng.eu Available. Register it now!

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

Typo Availability

Domains Status
yauteng.gov.za Available. Register it now!
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gahteng.gov.za Available. Register it now!
gautneg.gov.za Available. Register it now!
vauteng.gov.za Available. Register it now!
gaut3ng.gov.za Available. Register it now!
gautteng.gov.za Available. Register it now!
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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

Technologies

Server Uptime

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Server IP

52.233.184.181

Server location: Amsterdam

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

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

We didn't detect an analytics tool installed on this website.

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.

Doctype

HTML5

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.

Encoding

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 website is configured with HSTS.

The SSL certificate expires in a year.

The certificate issuer is COMODO CA Limited.

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
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Social

Social Media Engagement

Your homepage is sometimes shared on social networks.

Facebook Shares194

Facebook Comments14

Facebook Likes74

The impact of social media is huge for certain industries.

Make sure you have opened ‪‬‬social media profiles on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other sites that are of interest to your customers.

Learn how to engage your social media audiences and create a consistent fan base. You can also use your website to increase your popularity on social platforms.

Check these helpful tools for managing your social media campaign.

Note: This data represents engagements from like and share buttons on your site or people copying and pasting your URLs directly into Facebook. It does not count likes and shares from your social media branded pages.

Facebook Views

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Facebook Page

Cover picture of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) Facebook Page

Were here16,324

Talking About14,039

Checkins16,324

URL
Name
Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG)
About
Together, Moving Gauteng City Region Forward
Mission
Mission

To support the Premier and Executive Council in implementing Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) policies as well as their statutory and political responsibilities effectively and efficiently.

Vision

To be an innovative, responsive and vibrant nerve centre for people-centred governance.
Meta Description
Gauteng Provincial Government
Government' is about ruling: national government rules the country through policy making and administration, The Gauteng Provincial Governement rules the Gauteng province and has has 11 departments: the Office of the Premier, Agriculture and Rural Development, Community Safety, Economic Development, Education, Finance, Health and Social Development, Infrastructure Development, Local Government and Housing, Roads and Public Transport, and Sports, Arts, Culture and Education. Gauteng like all the other province’s in South Africa has a group representatives who fill certain portfolios and are concerned with everything that happens on a provincial scale.
The Premier is the executive authority of the province, an authority that is sometimes exercised together with members of the executive council MECs. The Premier has the power to appoint members of the executive council and assign their functions.
The Premier, working with the executive council, exercises executive power by:
• implementing provincial legislation in the province
• implementing national legislation
• administering national legislation in the province, if assigned by parliament
• developing and implementing provincial policy
• coordinating the functions of the provincial administration and its departments
• performing any other function assigned to the provincial executive in terms of the constitution or law
General information
In Gauteng, we have adopted a medium term pillar programme on the Four Transformations, Four Modernisations and Two Industrialisations (TMR Thesis), which is about:

Radical transformation of the economy, spatial landscape, society and the state;
Modernisation of the economy, the public service, human settlements and urban development and infrastructure; and
Re-industrialisation of Gauteng in order to take a lead in Africa’s new industrial revolution.
We have taken steps to strengthen coordination and integration in line with the long held vision of building Gauteng into a seamlessly integrated, socially cohesive, economically and environmentally sustainable City Region, underpinned by smart, green and innovation driven industrial base and balanced intra-regional development.

The need to strengthen Gauteng City Region (GCR) institutions and Gauteng wide planning and implementation is critical for the provincial and local government. In Gauteng we have all come to the conclusion that it is only when we plan and act together that we can strengthen our position as the leading economic hub of our country that is fuelling and driving Africa’s new industrial revolution. The GCR is our collective brainchild and common destiny
Address
30 Simmonds St, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
South Africa
Phone
+27113556131
Great, your brand's Facebook page is linking to gauteng.gov.za.

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

@GautengProvince

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

Name
Followers
169,374
Tweets
31,723
Bio
Working hard each day to improve the lives of citizens of South Africa's economic hub and beyond
Location
Johannesburg, South Africa
Created
8 years ago
Great, your Twitter account is linked to gauteng.gov.za. 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. Use Twitter Dashboard and Analytics to track and optimize your Twitter feed.
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Instagram Account

We were unable to find an Instagram account linked to gauteng.gov.za.

There are over 800 million Instagram accounts active every month, and 500 million of those are active every single day. This means that when it comes to content, you’ve got about 800 million potential sets of eyes ready to enjoy your content.

If you do have an Instagram account for gauteng.gov.za, check our article on how to link your social medias.

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Visitors

Traffic Estimations

High    High

This shows your estimated traffic for gauteng.gov.za compared to any competitors you have chosen. We use Alexa for this information.

Sessions

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Traffic Rank

67,282th most visited website in the World

South Africa 706th most visited website in South Africa

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

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

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

Visitors Localization

Popular Countries ccTLD Status
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