Analyze Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events.

Page load speed analysis

  • 40/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    697 ms

  • Resources loaded

    87.6 sec

  • Page rendered

    36.8 sec

  • Total page load time

    125.1 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 697 ms and then it took 124.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster. Unfortunately, there were 7 request timeouts, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.

Page optimization

  • HTML 155.5 kB
    Images 2.6 MB
    Javascripts 3.2 MB
    CSS 985.3 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 6.9 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. Javascripts take 3.2 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 155.5 kB
    • After minification 155.4 kB
    • After compression 38.1 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. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 117.4 kB or 76% of the original size.

    • Original 2.6 MB
    • After optimization 2.4 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. Atlas Obscura images are well optimized though.

    • Original 3.2 MB
    • After minification 3.2 MB
    • After compression 1.0 MB

    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 2.2 MB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 985.3 kB
    • After minification 979.7 kB
    • After compression 152.2 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 833.1 kB or 85% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 154 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original, 14% (21 requests) were made to and 10% (16 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (21.1 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 136 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Atlas Obscura. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 67 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Normal result

IP address 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

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 300
A 300
NS 86400
NS 86400

3600 Mname:
Serial: 2030336547
Refresh: 10000
Retry: 2400
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 3600

Language and encoding

Good result


EN en language flag


EN en language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 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 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 has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 60.6% of all visits is United States. It’s good for that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Atlas Obscura. 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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