edit What Is NIH?US Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary agency in the US that does and supports medical research. The NIH website contains valuable data for all people interested in health and research related issues.
edit In The News
This section contains the latest info on grants programs as well as on research and funding. There are press releases as well as e-columns in this section that are worthwhile reading.
edit Medical Research Issues
This is a feature for specialists, but the broad public might be interested in these hot issues as well. The research results for the public section of this part contains useful fact sheets listed alphabetically on numerous common diseases.
edit Health Information
Find A-Z information on health topics. Enter one letter and there will be several listed diseases and conditions. Click on one and you will be presented with info on that particular disease as well as related topics. You are most likely to find symptoms, causes and lots more on each possible disease.
You can browse through categories: Body Location, Systems, Conditions and Diseases or Health and Wellness. There are also related links that will lead to health newsletters, health databases, health hotlines and Federal health agencies. On the left hand side of this section there are quick links to top searches.
edit Grants And Funding Opportunities
Are you interested in obtaining a grant or a funding program? Check out this section that contains all sorts of programs and initiatives. You might get an advantageous loan, research training or career opportunities.
edit News And Events
Learn what is happening in this field. Check out podcasts, videos, news and the upcoming events.
edit Research Training And Scientific Resources
This is the very place to look for research and training opportunities. The In the Lab section offers you the newest test results plus access to all sorts of database. For those interested in Computational biology, there is an entire section with valuable info and links.
edit NIH Institutes and Centers
Under this heading, you will be able to look into all the individual organizations that compose the NIH.
edit Do You Want More?
On the left hand side of the main page there are questions and answers that is a very well organized page. Check out the jobs in NIH in case you are in the field or simply read some visitor information. If you are a NIH fan, there’s good news for you. This website provides NIH radio podcasts.
NIH is a complex website that contains lots of info on health, research and human services. The site is easy to use, the sections are displayed in a logical order, and each page contains further links to health related issues and info.
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Home Page Analysis
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Titles & Headings
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Search Engine Friendliness
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The title of a web page appears in search results as the link to that page. Learn more ...
The title of a web page appears as a clickable link in search results and bookmarks. A descriptive, compelling home page title with relevant keywords can increase the number of people visiting the site.
Search engines view the text of the title tag as a strong indication of what the page is about. Accurate keywords in the title tag can help the page rank better in search results.
A title tag should have fewer than 70 characters, including spaces. Major search engines won't display more than that.
The title tag of your home page (and any other page on your site) should not contain the site’s domain name or URL. These will appear near the title in search results, so use your 70 characters to tell people what the page is about. The title tag should not contain any HTML, because it will be displayed incorrectly or not at all.
- Good: This web page has a title tag.
- Good: The title tag is a good length.
- The title of this site's home page:
- “National Institutes of Health (NIH)”
The H1 heading is an important sentence or phrase on a web page that quickly and clearly tells people and search engines what they can expect to find there. Learn more ...
Just one H1
In most cases, a web page should have just one H1 heading. Using multiple H1 headings is okay if that is a logical way to organize the page, but they should be used sparingly. That’s because search engines can view multiple H1 headings as an attempt to signal that all the content on a page is equally important, a tactic that’s seen as an attempt to game the search engine algorithms.
Search engines look for an H1 heading to determine what a page is about. Human visitors do, too.
Content and placement
The H1 heading appears on the web page itself, unlike the page title, which people will see mostly in search results.
The H1 tag (which contains the H1 heading) is usually listed first among the other heading tags for a page. None of the major search engines, however, will penalize a site for listing H2 through H6 tags ahead of the H1 tag.
- Problem: This web page does not have an H1 heading. It should have one.
NIH.gov in search results
You can see below how most search engines will display this site's home page in search results. The title is used as the link to the page, and the meta description appears below the title.
Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Departmen...
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Website owners usually use robots.txt to let search engines know which pages or sections of their site shouldn't be indexed for example, web contact forms, print versions of web pages and other content that's duplicated elsewhere on the site. Robots.txt can also be used to request that specific robots not index a site. For more information, read How To Use Robots.txt.
Search engine robots
You'll need to know the names of specific search engine robots - or "bots" – if you’re going to exclude any or all of them from any part of your site.
- Google’s bot is called Googlebot. Google is the world’s largest search engine, and is where many people discover new websites.
- Bing’s bot is called msnbot. Bing also provides search results to people using Yahoo to search the Web. Together, Bing and Yahoo are the second largest search resource, after Google.
- Baidu’s bot is called Baiduspider. Baidu is a major search engine in China, and the number of people using it is increasing rapidly.
- AboutUs.org’s bot is called AboutUsBot. To create a Site Report, AboutUs uses crawling technology that’s similar to what search engines use.
- Good: This website’s robots.txt file is not blocking major search engines from crawling its pages. Your website can appear in any engine’s search results.
This website can live at www.NIH.gov or NIH.gov. It's best for your site's visibility to live at just one URL, or web address. You'll want to create a 301 redirect to the URL you choose from the other URL. Learn more ...
Choose one or the other
If the same web page exists at two different URLs, people can choose to link to one or the other. Links from other sites to your website are valuable — they tell search engines that your site is important to people. By splitting valuable links between two identical pages, you're diluting the power of those links to help a page rank higher in search results.
Learn more about why you should have just one home page: Read Twin Home Pages: Classic SEO Mistake
- Problem: Your website resides at both www.NIH.gov and NIH.gov. You should permanently redirect one to the other, using a 301 redirect.
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Domains that redirect to the home page of NIH.gov
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It can make a lot of sense to redirect a domain to an existing web page. For example, many people are likely to type wikipedia.com when they are really looking for wikipedia.org. Creating a redirect from wikipedia.com to wikipedia.org helps these people get to the site they want.
Domains that redirect to a page within NIH.gov
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We have not found any domains that redirect to pages within NIH.gov.