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Title Tag

La Santa Sede

Length: 13 character(s) (107 pixels)

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It looks like your title tag is a little outside the ideal length. Since they are one of the most important on-page SEO elements you should make your title tags between 20 and 70 characters including spaces (200 - 569 pixels). Make sure each page has a unique title and use your most important keywords. For internal pages start your title tags with your most important keyword(s).

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Meta Description

Sul sito ufficiale della Santa Sede è possibile consultare: il Magistero dei Sommi Pontefici (da Papa Leone XIII a Papa Francesco); i testi fondamentali del Cattolicesimo in varie lingue (la Sacra Bibbia, il Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica, i documenti del Concilio Vaticano II ed il Codice di Diritto Canonico); documenti dei Dicasteri, degli Organismi e delle Istituzioni della Curia Romana.

Length: 395 character(s) (2,223 pixels)

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La Santa Sede

Sul sito ufficiale della Santa Sede è possibile consultare: il Magistero dei Sommi Pontefici (da Papa Leone XIII a Papa Francesco); i testi fondamentali del ...

Mobile Version

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La Santa Sede

Sul sito ufficiale della Santa Sede è possibile consultare: il Magistero dei Sommi Pontefici (da Papa Leone XIII a Papa ...

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<H1> La Santa Sede
<H1> Information services
<H1> Il Santo Padre
<H1> Francesco
<H1> Biografia e foto del Santo Padre
<H1> Aggiornamenti da Twitter
<H1> Navigazione principale del Santo Padre
<H1> Focus
<H1> Santa Marta 9 marzo - 17 maggio 2020
<H1> Abuso sui minori. La risposta della Chiesa
<H1> Obolo di San Pietro
<H1> Commissione vaticana COVID-19 La commissione istituita dal Papa
<H1> Aggiornamenti
<H1> Navigazione
<H1> Novità
<H1> Calendario
<H1> 2020
<H1> Fotografie
<H1> Video
<H1> Last Videos
<H1> Sommi Pontefici
<H1> Navigazione Sommi Pontefici
<H1> Francesco
<H1> Benedetto XVI
<H1> Giovanni Paolo II
<H1> Giovanni Paolo I
<H1> Paolo VI
<H1> Giovanni XXIII
<H1> Pio XII
<H1> Pio XI
<H1> Benedetto XV
<H1> Pio X
<H1> Leone XIII
<H1> Pio IX
<H1> Gregorio XVI
<H1> Pio VIII
<H1> Leone XII
<H1> Pio VII
<H1> Pio VI
<H1> Clemente XIV
<H1> Clemente XIII
<H1> Benedetto XIV
<H1> Clemente XII
<H1> Benedetto XIII
<H1> Innocenzo XIII
<H1> Clemente XI
<H1> Innocenzo XII
<H1> Alessandro VIII
<H1> Innocenzo XI
<H1> Clemente X
<H1> Clemente IX
<H1> Alessandro VII
<H1> Innocenzo X
<H1> Urbano VIII
<H1> Gregorio XV
<H1> Paolo V
<H1> Leone XI
<H1> Clemente VIII
<H1> Innocenzo IX
<H1> Gregorio XIV
<H1> Urbano VII
<H1> Sisto V
<H1> Gregorio XIII
<H1> Pio V
<H1> Pio IV
<H1> Paolo IV
<H1> Marcello II
<H1> Giulio III
<H1> Paolo III
<H1> Clemente VII
<H1> Adriano VI
<H1> Leone X
<H1> Giulio II
<H1> Pio III
<H1> Alessandro VI
<H1> Innocenzo VIII
<H1> Sisto IV
<H1> Paolo II
<H1> Pio II
<H1> Callisto III
<H1> Niccolò V
<H1> Eugenio IV
<H1> Martino V
<H1> Gregorio XII
<H1> Innocenzo VII
<H1> Bonifacio IX
<H1> Urbano VI
<H1> Gregorio XI
<H1> Urbano V
<H1> Innocenzo VI
<H1> Clemente VI
<H1> Benedetto XII
<H1> Giovanni XXII
<H1> Clemente V
<H1> Benedetto XI
<H1> Bonifacio VIII
<H1> Celestino V
<H1> Niccolò IV
<H1> Onorio IV
<H1> Martino IV
<H1> Niccolò III
<H1> Giovanni XXI
<H1> Adriano V
<H1> Innocenzo V
<H1> Gregorio X
<H1> Clemente IV
<H1> Urbano IV
<H1> Alessandro IV
<H1> Innocenzo IV
<H1> Celestino IV
<H1> Gregorio IX
<H1> Onorio III
<H1> Innocenzo III
<H1> Celestino III
<H1> Clemente III
<H1> Gregorio VIII
<H1> Urbano III
<H1> Lucio III
<H1> Alessandro III
<H1> Adriano IV
<H1> Anastasio IV
<H1> Eugenio III
<H1> Lucio II
<H1> Celestino II
<H1> Innocenzo II
<H1> Onorio II
<H1> Callisto II
<H1> Gelasio II
<H1> Pasquale II
<H1> Urbano II
<H1> Vittore III
<H1> Gregorio VII
<H1> Alessandro II
<H1> Niccolò II
<H1> Stefano IX
<H1> Vittore II
<H1> Leone IX
<H1> Damaso II
<H1> Benedetto IX
<H1> Clemente II
<H1> Gregorio VI
<H1> Benedetto IX
<H1> Silvestro III
<H1> Benedetto IX
<H1> Giovanni XIX
<H1> Benedetto VIII
<H1> Sergio IV
<H1> Giovanni XVIII
<H1> Giovanni XVII
<H1> Silvestro II
<H1> Gregorio V
<H1> Giovanni XV
<H1> Giovanni XIV
<H1> Benedetto VII
<H1> Benedetto VI
<H1> Giovanni XIII
<H1> Benedetto V
<H1> Leone VIII
<H1> Giovanni XII
<H1> Agapito II
<H1> Marino II
<H1> Stefano VIII
<H1> Leone VII
<H1> Giovanni XI
<H1> Stefano VII
<H1> Leone VI
<H1> Giovanni X
<H1> Landone
<H1> Anastasio III
<H1> Sergio III
<H1> Leone V
<H1> Benedetto IV
<H1> Giovanni IX
<H1> Teodoro II
<H1> Romano
<H1> Stefano VI
<H1> Bonifacio VI
<H1> Formoso
<H1> Stefano V
<H1> Adriano III
<H1> Marino I
<H1> Giovanni VIII
<H1> Adriano II
<H1> Niccolo I
<H1> Benedetto III
<H1> Leone IV
<H1> Sergio II
<H1> Gregorio IV
<H1> Valentino
<H1> Eugenio II
<H1> Pasquale I
<H1> Stefano IV
<H1> Leone III
<H1> Adriano I
<H1> Stefano III
<H1> Paolo I
<H1> Stefano II
<H1> Zaccaria
<H1> Gregorio III
<H1> Gregorio II
<H1> Costantino
<H1> Sisiinnio
<H1> Giovanni VII
<H1> Giovanni VI
<H1> Sergio I
<H1> Conone
<H1> Giovanni V
<H1> Benedetto II
<H1> Leone II
<H1> Agatone
<H1> Dono
<H1> Adeodato II
<H1> Vitaliano
<H1> Eugenio I
<H1> Martino I, Martire
<H1> Teodoro I
<H1> Giovanni IV
<H1> Severino
<H1> Onorio I
<H1> Bonifacio V
<H1> Deusdedit o Adeodato I
<H1> Bonifacio IV
<H1> Bonifacio III
<H1> Sabiniano
<H1> Gregorio I
<H1> Pelagio II
<H1> Benedetto I
<H1> Giovanni III
<H1> Pelagio I
<H1> Vigilio
<H1> Silverio, martire
<H1> Agapito I
<H1> Giovanni II
<H1> Bonifacio II
<H1> Felice IV
<H1> Giovanni I, martire
<H1> Ormisda
<H1> Simmaco
<H1> Anastasio II
<H1> Gelasio I
<H1> Felice III
<H1> Simplicio
<H1> Ilario
<H1> Leone I
<H1> Sisto III
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<H1> Bonifacio I
<H1> Zosimo
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<H1> Damaso I
<H1> Liberio
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<H1> Marco
<H1> Silvestro I
<H1> Milziade o Melchiade
<H1> Eusebio
<H1> Marcello I
<H1> Marcellino
<H1> Caio
<H1> Eutichiano
<H1> Felice I
<H1> Dionisio
<H1> Sisto II
<H1> Stefano I
<H1> Lucio I
<H1> Cornelio
<H1> Fabiano
<H1> Antero
<H1> Ponziano
<H1> Urbano I
<H1> Callisto I
<H1> Zefirino
<H1> Vittore I
<H1> Eleuterio
<H1> Sotero
<H1> Aniceto
<H1> Pio I
<H1> Igino
<H1> Telesforo
<H1> Sisto I
<H1> Alessandro I
<H1> Evaristo
<H1> Clemente
<H1> Anacleto o Cleto
<H1> Lino
<H1> Pietro
<H1> Links
<H1> Navigazione secondaria
<H1> Stato della Città del Vaticano
<H1> Navigazione per lo Stato della Città del Vaticano
<H1> Utility Links
<H2> 03 - 7 - 2020
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 02 - 7 - 2020
<H2> Lettera del Santo Padre Francesco a Sua Santità Benedetto XVI Papa emerito, per la morte del fratello, Mons. Georg Ratzinger
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 01 - 7 - 2020
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 30 - 6 - 2020
<H2> Messaggio del Santo Padre ai membri della Catholic Press Association in occasione della 2020 Virtual Catholic Media Conference
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 29 - 6 - 2020
<H2> Angelus
<H2> Santi Pietro e Paolo Apostoli – Santa Messa
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 28 - 6 - 2020
<H2> Angelus
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 27 - 6 - 2020
<H2> Libretto della Celebrazione: Solennità dei Santi Pietro e Paolo Apostoli - Benedizione dei Palli e Celebrazione Eucaristica [29 giugno 2020]
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 26 - 6 - 2020
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 25 - 6 - 2020
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
<H2> 24 - 6 - 2020
<H2> Udienza Generale
<H2> Bollettino quotidiano - Sala Stampa
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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.

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Add the important keywords in <H> headings

Content Analysis

  • sommi pontefici 3
  • benedetto xvi 2
  • papa francesco 2
  • santo padre 5
  • sala stampa 11
  • bollettino quotidiano 10
  • santa sede 3
  • paolo apostoli 2
  • curia romana 2
  • testi fondamentali 2
  • santi pietro 2
  • san pietro 2
  • giovanni paolo 2
  • paolo ii 2
  • benedetto ix 3
  • leone xiii 2
  • catholic 2
  • papa 5
  • benedetto 18
  • giugno 2

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Alt Attribute

We found 269 images on this web page.

No 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 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 keep your alternative text to a simple, one-sentence description of what's in the image.

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Detected: Italian

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Make sure your declared language is the same as the language detected by Google.

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Web Feeds

We didn't find any web feed URLs on this web page.

A Web feed essentially enables visitors to receive information from your site without having to manually visit your website themselves. This allows you to consistently engage with your users, even when they are elsewhere.

Web Feeds can be used across a network of websites for product alerts, news, blog updates and more. Users can choose to subscribe to your content and receive notifications. Most multimedia content available on the web can be easily and efficiently distributed to your users using feeds.

The content would be delivered to the user in either RSS, ATOM, or JSON format. The aggregation of a web feed is the act of making a collection of web feeds available on one page.

Adding a web feed depends on the CMS you're using. Check with your CMS for specific instructions. You can also check this tutorial on creating RSS feeds for your website. Once it's added, start advertising it on your pages.


URL 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.vatican.va and vatican.va 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.vatican.va and vatican.va 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


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 robots.txt file. You can use Google Search Console's Robots.txt Tester to submit and test your robots.txt file and to make sure Googlebot isn't crawling any restricted files.

See the pages you've disallowed with your robots.txt file with Site Crawl.

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XML Sitemap

No sitemap found in your robots.txt.

We checked the robots.txt file for vatican.va 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 vatican.va/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.
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URL Parameters

Perfect, your 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.

Hreflang Tags

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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.

Underscores in the 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 http://www.vatican.va/news_services/index_it.htm as all one word. Use hyphens in your URLs instead: http://www.vatican.va/news-services/index-it.htm.

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

Discovered Pages

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We've discovered 1,520,934 pages on vatican.va.

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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Mobile Friendliness

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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

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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
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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.


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

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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 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.


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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.

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Structured Data


Great, we detected Schema.org items on 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 includes attributes for entities, relationships between entities and actions.

These vocabularies can be added to a page using many different encodings, including RDFa, Microdata and JSON-LD.

Learn more in Google's intro to structured data.

Open Graph Protocol

Missing 'og:type'


La Santa Sede

Sul sito ufficiale della Santa Sede è possibile consultare: il Magistero dei Sommi Pontefici (da Papa Leone XIII a Papa Francesco); i testi fondamentali del Cattolicesimo in varie lingue (la Sacra Bibbia, il Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica, i documenti del Concilio Vaticano II ed il Codice di Diritto Canonico); documenti dei Dicasteri, degli Organismi e delle Istituzioni della Curia Romana.

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og:title La Santa Sede
og:description Sul sito ufficiale della Santa Sede è possibile consultare: il Magistero dei Sommi Pontefici (da Papa Leone XIII a Papa Francesco); i testi fondamentali del Cattolicesimo in varie lingue (la Sacra Bibbia, il Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica, i documenti del Concilio Vaticano II ed il Codice di Diritto Canonico); documenti dei Dicasteri, degli Organismi e delle Istituzioni della Curia Romana.
og:site_name Vatican.va
We detected open graph tags on your webpage, but there are some errors that should be fixed.

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.

Check out Facebook's Guide to Sharing for Webmasters to learn how to add Open Graph tags.

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

Twitter Card

Missing 'twitter:site'

twitter:card summary
twitter:title La Santa Sede
twitter:description Sul sito ufficiale della Santa Sede è possibile consultare: il Magistero dei Sommi Pontefici (da Papa Leone XIII a Papa Francesco); i testi fondamentali del Cattolicesimo in varie lingue (la Sacra Bibbia, il Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica, i documenti del Concilio Vaticano II ed il Codice di Diritto Canonico); documenti dei Dicasteri, degli Organismi e delle Istituzioni della Curia Romana.
twitter:image http://www.vatican.va/etc/designs/vatican/library/clientlibs/themes/homepage_popes/images/icona.png
twitter:url http://www.vatican.va/content/vatican/it.html
We detected Twitter Card tags on your webpage, but there are some errors that should be fixed.

Twitter Cards are designed to give users a rich media experience whenever a tweet contains links to a site's content. Twitter has various card types that can show content previews, play videos and increase traffic to your website.

Check out Twitter's Guide to learn how to add Twitter Cards.

Use the validator to check what information will appear when something is shared on Twitter.


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.


Email Privacy

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Trust Indicators


89%    89%

Child safety

89%    89%

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.

SSL Secure

Great, your website is SSL secured (HTTPS).

Your website's URLs do not redirect to HTTPS pages.

Your headers are not properly set up to use HSTS.

The SSL certificate expires in 5 months.

The certificate issuer is GlobalSign nv-sa.

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


Asset Minification

61%    61%

You could reduce (384.3 KiB) by minifying the asset(s) listed below.

Fast websites make happy visitors. Enabling minification on assets like HTML, JavaScript and CSS files will reduce their transfer size. Every time a page is requested from your website less bytes and lighter assets are sent over the network resulting in faster delivery which loads your website faster for your customers.

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 44 uncached asset(s) listed below.

URL Freshness lifetime
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and 41 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.


Server Uptime

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Server IP

Server location: Rome

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.

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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.

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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.




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.


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.
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Custom 404 Page

Your website does not have a custom 404 Error Page.

Your server responded with the HTTP status code: 404

404 error pages are displayed when the page you are trying to open can't be found on the site's server for a variety of reasons.

It looks like vatican.va doesn't have a customized 404 error page. This makes your site less user friendly. Generic 404 error pages strand users on a page with no links or suggestions of what to do next.

Use a custom 404 page to reduce customer frustration and link to other pages on your site. Make sure it returns the 404 http status code.

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Domain Availability

Domains Status
vatican.com Expires in 8 days
vatican.net Expires 2 months ago
vatican.org Expires in 24 days
vatican.info Expires 14 days ago
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Traffic Estimations

Very High    Very High

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

Traffic Rank

9,772th most visited website in the World

Italy 1,424th most visited website in Italy

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

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

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Visitors Localization

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Social Profiles

Social Media Engagement

Your homepage has not been widely shared on social networks.

Facebook Shares5

Facebook Comments0

Facebook Likes0

The impact of social media is huge for certain industries, take advantage of this digital version of word-of-mouth marketing. However, it looks like vatican.va has not been widely shared on social media.

Create‬‬ social media profiles associated with vatican.va 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.

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Note: This data is based on engagements from like and share buttons on your site, or people copying and pasting your URLs directly into Facebook. It does not include people who like or share your branded social media pages.

Facebook Page

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Use Facebook Insights to measure and track your audience's engagement with your posts to get the most out of your social media efforts. Link your Facebook profile with vatican.va and add a CTA to really maximize your social media marketing efforts.

Twitter Account

Benvenuti alla pagina Twitter ufficiale di Sua Santità Papa Francesco
Città del Vaticano
8 years ago
We found a Twitter profile for your brand, but it's not linked to vatican.va. 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

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LinkedIn Account

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