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About.com Dotdash

Dotdash's brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the fastest-growing publisher...

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Online Status
Offline

Server IP address resolved: No
Http response code: None
Last Checked: 09/16/2019

About.com receives about one hundred thousand unique visitors and one hundred thousand pageviews per day. The estimated value of about.com is two million USD. Each unique visitor makes about 1.24 pageviews on average.

Over the time about.com has been ranked as high as 138 in the world, while most of its traffic comes from United States, where it reached as high as 2,232 position.

About.com is registered under .COM top-level domain. Check other websites in .COM zone.

At the time of the last check (November 28, 2019) about.com has a valid and up-to-date SSL certificate issued by GlobalSign nv-sa that expires on April 17, 2020. Check other websites using SSL certificates issued by GlobalSign nv-sa.

According to Google Safe Browsing, Google Safe Search, Symantec and Web of Trust about.com is quite a safe domain.

Mobile-Friendly test indicates that about.com is well optimized for mobile and tablet devices, however website page loading time could be improved.

Global Rank
4,893
Average Load Time
1.65sec
Links In Count
153,949
Website Value
$1.9 M
Overview
Last Updated: 12/10/2019
Overall result - "about.com" is SAFE.
We gather website safety and reputation data and compare it with available third-party sources so we calculate own safety and trustworthiness rate based on information that we get.
Norton Connect Safe
Last Updated: 01/12/2019
NCS "about.com" OK.

Norton ConnectSafe evaluates about.com for any unsafe and insecure content. The results are critical for families with young children.

Google Safe Search
Last Updated: 12/10/2019
GSS "about.com" OK.

SafeSearch is used as a parental control tool to filter out any inappropriate for your children search results on your devices: phones, tablets or personal computers.

Google Safe Browsing
Last Updated: 02/18/2019
Malware not found at "about.com".
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Google Safe Browsing notifies when websites are compromised by malicious actors. These protections work across Google products and provide a safer online experience.
Site Advisor
Last Updated: 01/09/2019
SA "about.com" OK.

McAfee assesses about.com for a meaningful set of security threats. Featured dangers from annoying pop-ups to hidden Trojans, that can steal your identity, will be revealed. McAfee does not analyze about.com for mature or inappropriate content, only security checks are evaluated.

Web of Trust
Last Updated: 01/09/2019
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SSL Information
Domain dotdash.map.fastly.net
Issuer Organization GlobalSign nv-sa
Issuer GlobalSign CloudSSL CA - SHA256 - G3
Algorithm RSA-SHA256
Valid form 10/14/2019
Expiration 04/17/2020
Signed Certificate is not self signed
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Server Location

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ASN Information

ASN ID: 54113
ASN Title: FASTLY - Fastly, US

Last Update: 12/25/2018

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ASNumber: 54113
ASName: FASTLY
ASHandle: AS54113
RegDate: 2011-10-04
Updated: 2012-03-02
Comment: http://www.fastly.com/
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/autnum/54113

OrgName: Fastly
OrgId: SKYCA-3
Address: PO Box 78266
City: San Francisco
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 94107
Country: US
RegDate: 2011-09-16
Updated: 2017-03-30
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/SKYCA-3

OrgNOCHandle: FNO19-ARIN
OrgNOCName: Fastly Network Operations
OrgNOCPhone: +1-415-404-9374
OrgNOCEmail: noc@fastly.com
OrgNOCRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/FNO19-ARIN

OrgTechHandle: FRA19-ARIN
OrgTechName: Fastly RIR Administrator
OrgTechPhone: +1-415-404-9374
OrgTechEmail: rir-admin@fastly.com
OrgTechRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/FRA19-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE4771-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Account
OrgAbusePhone: +1-415-496-9353
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@fastly.com
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HTML Metatags
Title
Dotdash
The title is too short, it may not provide search engines and users with enough information to understand the relevancy of your page. You should try to keep the length of the title somewhere between at least 10 characters and 70 characters.
Description
Dotdash's brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the fastest-growing publishers online.
The description has optimal length. Keep in mind that the "optimal" length will vary depending on the situation, and your primary goal should be to provide value and drive clicks.
Encoding
UTF-8
You should always specify the encoding used for an HTML page. If you don't, you risk that characters in your content are incorrectly interpreted. This is not just an issue of human readability, increasingly machines need to understand your data too.
Language
en English
Identifying the language of your content allows you to automatically do a number of things, from changing the look and behavior of a page, to assisting search engines in extracting information. If part of the page uses text in a different language, you can add a language attribute with a different value to the element that surrounds that content.
Language Region
United States
Images
Attribute ALT
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Line 538, ...<img src="https://www.dotdash.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Brid...
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Line 673, ...<img height="120" width="120" src="https://www.dotdash.com/wp-con...
As a general rule, search engines do not interpret the content of image files. The text provided in the <img alt> attribute enables the site owner to provide relevant information to the search engine and to the end user.
H1-H6 Tags Information

For search engines, <H> tags helps understand the structure of the text on a page better. For users, headings are like anchors in a wall of text, navigating them through the page and making it easier to digest. The <h1> tag reinforces the core keyword(s) found in the <title>, <description>, and the <body>. We recommend that the <h1> tag includes keywords that reflect the contents of the page and that it is not longer than 150 characters in length, but don’t overuse the tags and the keywords in them. Keep it readable for users.

H1
The H1 tag is missing
Your H1 introduces the topic your page is all about, just as a title tells a reader what a book is all about. Add a header to the page by using a H1 tag and place it within the BODY of the page source.
H2
The H2s are akin to book chapters, describing the main topics you’ll cover in sections of the article.
H3
5 H3 tag(s).
Subsequent headers, H3s to H6s, serve as additional sub-headings within each section, just as a book chapter may be split up by multiple sub-topics.
H4
H5
H6
Iframes Information
iFrame
Line 67, ...<iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-5QL7...
Since search engines consider the content in iframes to belong to another website, the best you can hope for is no effect on SEO. Iframes tend to neither help nor hurt your search engine ranking. For this reason, it’s best to refrain from using iframes on main pages that you want to rank high in search engine results. Instead, fill high-priority pages with useful, unique content and save iframes for other pages.
Code To Text Ratio
Code To Text Ratio
7.16 %
A good code to text ratio is anywhere from 25 to 70 percent. This percentage refers to the visible text ratio, as opposed to HTML elements, image tags and other non-visible information. This has become especially apparent since search engines, such as Google, released the Panda update which placed importance on content-driven sites.
Favicons

Favicons are the little piece of graphic that represents your brand on browser tabs, bookmark lists, search history, search ads and even search results. These files are placed in a file called favicon.ico and placed in the root directory of a website. There are no direct SEO effects of having favicons. However, there may be indirect benefits such as increased usability of site and bookmarks. It makes your website look more professional and help a users to remember your site while browsing through multiple URLs. If you want to get mentioned benefits you have to specify icons for different web browsers and sometimes even for different mobiles.

Default Favicon
Line 22, /assets/img/dash/favicon.ico
default, favicon.ico
Backup icon for most desktop browsers (if no icon of the right size is found). Tag format <link rel="shortcut icon" href="path-to-16x16-icon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
16x16 Optional Favicon
Standard icon for outdated browsers or small resolution hand held devices. Tag format <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="16x16" href="path-to-16x16.png">
32x32 Optional Favicon
Standard for most desktop browsers. Tag format <link rel="icon" sizes="32x32" href="path-to-32x32.png">
96x96 Optional Favicon
Mostly used as GoogleTV icon. Tag format <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="96x96" href="path-to-96x96.png">
Default Apple Icon
Backup icon for apple devices (if no icon of the right size is found). Preferrable size 60x60. Tag format <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="72x72" href="path-to-small-icon.png">
180x180 Apple Icon
Line 29, /assets/img/dash/apple-touch-icon-180x180.png
iPhone 6 plus icons. Tag format <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="path-to-180x180.png">
152x152 Apple Icon
Line 28, /assets/img/dash/apple-touch-icon-152x152.png
iPad, iPad mini icons. Tag format <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="152x152" href="path-to-icon-152x152.png">
167x167 Apple Icon
iPad Pro icon. Tag format <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="167x167" href="path-to-167x167.png">
Robots.txt Information

Robots.txt is a text file that website owners can create to tell search engine bots how to crawl and index pages on their site.

Robots File
Robots File Loaded successfully (/robots.txt)
You can have multiple lines of instructions to allow or disallow specific URLs and add multiple sitemaps. If you do not disallow a URL, then search engine bots assume that they are allowed to crawl it.
Disallow
11 record(s)
Other User-Agent
1 record(s)
Default User-Agent
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Sitemap

A sitemap is an XML file where is provided information about each URL: when it was last updated, how often it changes, and how important it is in relation to other URLs in the site. Search engines crawling bots read this file to more efficiently and intelligently crawl your site and to find URLs that may be isolated from rest of the site's content.

Default Sitemap
Sitemap File failed Loaded (/sitemap.xml)
Your site will benefit from having a sitemap.
WHOIS

Domain Name: ABOUT.COM
Registry Domain ID: 4300116_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar URL: http://www.markmonitor.com
Updated Date: 2017-11-14T20:06:55Z
Creation Date: 1999-03-12T05:00:00Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2022-03-12T04:00:00Z
Registrar: MarkMonitor Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 292
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abusecomplaints@markmonitor.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.2083895740
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: serverDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverUpdateProhibited
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Name Server: DNS2.P05.NSONE.NET
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Name Server: NS2.P30.DYNECT.NET
Name Server: NS3.P30.DYNECT.NET
Name Server: NS4.P30.DYNECT.NET
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2018-11-08T12:40:47Z

DNS Records
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Errors
Warnings

Last tested: 06/12/2016

Desktop
Desktop Speed
64%
Desktop Resource Breakdown
Total Resources84
Number of Hosts29
Static Resources60
JavaScript Resources26
CSS Resources1

Last tested: 06/12/2016

Mobile
Mobile Usability
97%
Mobile Speed
58%
Mobile Resource Breakdown
Total Resources69
Number of Hosts21
Static Resources52
JavaScript Resources17
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