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news.aol.co.uk: UK News and Opinion - HuffPost UK

The destination for U.K. news, blogs and original content offering coverage of British politics, entertainment, style, world news, technology and comedy.

Page load speed analysis

  • 46/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    72 ms

  • Resources loaded

    22.7 sec

  • Page rendered

    1.4 sec

  • Total page load time

    24.1 sec

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We analyzed News.aol.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 72 ms and then it took 24.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only a small number of websites can load faster. Unfortunately, there was 1 request timeout, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.

Page optimization

  • HTML 228.8 kB
    Images 1.7 MB
    Javascripts 1.1 MB
    CSS 539.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of News.aol.co.uk main page is 3.6 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. 85% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 1.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 228.8 kB
    • After minification 201.2 kB
    • After compression 44.1 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 27.6 kB, which is 12% 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 184.7 kB or 81% of the original size.

    • Original 1.7 MB
    • After optimization 1.7 MB

    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. News Aol images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.1 MB
    • After minification 1.1 MB
    • After compression 347.3 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 727.6 kB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 539.4 kB
    • After minification 535.1 kB
    • After compression 102.7 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. News.aol.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 436.7 kB or 81% of the original size.

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Our browser made a total of 251 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original News.aol.co.uk, 20% (51 requests) were made to S.huffpost.com and 10% (25 requests) were made to Static.xx.fbcdn.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (20.1 sec) relates to the external source Dtm.advertising.com.

Additional info on news.aol.co.uk

Requests

The browser has sent 231 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of News Aol. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 73 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 15 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

73

Javascripts

119

Images

15

CSS

24

AJAX

231

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

58

Images

1

CSS

24

AJAX

147

Optimized

84

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/?icid=aolnews-rd before it reached this domain.

IP address

News.aol.co.uk uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 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.

Poor result

IP Trace

news.aol.co.uk

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aolnews.com

149.174.107.97

149.174.110.102

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

hostheader.web.aol.com.websys.akadns.net

149.174.110.102 59
A

hostheader.web.aol.com.websys.akadns.net

149.174.107.97 59
CNAME

news.aol.co.uk

hostheader.web.aol.com 3599

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 News.aol.co.uk 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 News.aol.co.uk 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

News.aol.co.uk 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 83.3% of all visits is United Kingdom. It lies approximately 4380 miles away from the server location (United States) 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 News.aol.co.uk page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to United Kingdom 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 News Aol. 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:

news.aol.co.uk

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