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aa.co.za: Road Assistance - Automobile Association of South Africa

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Page load speed analysis

  • 60/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    813 ms

  • Resources loaded

    10.9 sec

  • Page rendered

    212 ms

  • Total page load time

    11.9 sec

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We analyzed Aa.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 813 ms and then it took 11.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 90% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 37.2 kB
    Images 997.7 kB
    Javascripts 88.4 kB
    CSS 550.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of Aa.co.za main page is 1.7 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 35% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 997.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 37.2 kB
    • After minification 30.8 kB
    • After compression 7.2 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 6.4 kB, which is 17% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 30.0 kB or 81% of the original size.

    • Original 997.7 kB
    • After optimization 936.5 kB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Aa images are well optimized though.

    • Original 88.4 kB
    • After minification 72.0 kB
    • After compression 28.3 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 60.2 kB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 550.8 kB
    • After minification 493.6 kB
    • After compression 73.6 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Aa.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 477.2 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • aa.co.za
  • www.aa.co.za
  • www.aa.co.za
  • jquery.min.js
  • gumby.css
  • style.css
  • style.css
  • tinybox.js
  • modernizr-2.6.2.min.js
  • jquery.slides.min.js
  • gumby.js
  • gumby.retina.js
  • gumby.fixed.js
  • gumby.skiplink.js
  • gumby.toggleswitch.js
  • gumby.checkbox.js
  • gumby.radiobtn.js
  • gumby.tabs.js
  • gumby.navbar.js
  • jquery.validation.js
  • gumby.init.js
  • plugins.js
  • main.js
  • css
  • analytics.js
  • bg-aa.jpg
  • logo.jpg
  • join.jpg
  • renew.jpg
  • call.jpg
  • rescue.jpg
  • search-icon.png
  • nav.jpg
  • nav-line.jpg
  • MILEAGE.jpg
  • ETOLL%201138%20x%20308-2%20(4).jpg
  • HOME%20PAGE-5.jpg
  • Top_1-1-aa.png
  • ask.jpg
  • shadow.jpg
  • tires.jpg
  • entypo.woff
  • entypo.woff
  • collect
  • collect
  • ga-audiences
  • jquery.mobile.custom.min.js
  • pagination.png

Our browser made a total of 49 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 80% of them (39 requests) were addressed to the original Aa.co.za, 4% (2 requests) were made to D1zmxoehw3n5x7.cloudfront.net and 4% (2 requests) were made to Weloveiconfonts.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (4.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Aa.co.za.

Additional info on aa.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 44 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Aa. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 19 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

19

Javascripts

19

Images

5

CSS

1

AJAX

44

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

13

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

28

Optimized

16

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in two steps. The first redirect led to http://www.aa.co.za/, then it was forwarded to https://www.aa.co.za/, and finally we managed to open this domain. We strongly recommend that the redirects should be reduced, as the more redirects a site has, the slower it loads.

IP address

Aa.co.za uses IP address which is currently shared with 2 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Normal result

IP Trace

aa.co.za

aarescue.co.za

aasa.co.za

88.198.245.19

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

aa.co.za

88.198.245.19 300
NS

aa.co.za

ns2.iafrica.com 86393
NS

aa.co.za

ns1.iafrica.com 86393
SOA

aa.co.za

7200 Mname: ns0.iafrica.com
Rname: dns-admin.mtnbusiness.co.za
Serial: 2018101801
Refresh: 43200
Retry: 7200
Expire: 2592000
Minimum-ttl: 7200
MX

aa.co.za

mail4.mimecast.co.za 86400 Pri: 10

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Aa.co.za can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Aa.co.za main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Aa.co.za has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 93.5% of all visits is South Africa. It lies approximately 5620 miles away from the server location (Germany) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Aa.co.za page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Aa. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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