Report Summary

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    Performance

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    Accessibility

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    Best Practices

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    SEO

ballardlocks.org

Hiram M. Chittenden-Ballard Locks

Page Load Speed

25.3 sec in total

First Response

134 ms

Resources Loaded

20.2 sec

Page Rendered

5 sec

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Ballard Locks.org is the official site for Visitors, Salmon, Boater information and Public Support of the Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Ballardlocks.org page load time and found that the first response time was 134 ms and then it took 25.2 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 was 1 request timeout, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.

Performance Metrics

ballardlocks.org performance score

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Network Requests Diagram

ballardlocks.org

134 ms

site.css

44 ms

css

17 ms

libs.css

62 ms

neo.css

57 ms

Our browser made a total of 28 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 43% of them (12 requests) were addressed to the original Ballardlocks.org, 21% (6 requests) were made to Assets.neo.registeredsite.com and 18% (5 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (19.8 sec) belongs to the original domain Ballardlocks.org.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.6 MB (65%)

Content Size

2.5 MB

After Optimization

878.8 kB

In fact, the total size of Ballardlocks.org main page is 2.5 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-91%

Potential reduce by 77.9 kB

  • Original 86.0 kB
  • After minification 84.4 kB
  • After compression 8.1 kB

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 77.9 kB or 91% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 4.3 kB

  • Original 310.8 kB
  • After minification 306.5 kB

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. Ballard Locks images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-71%

Potential reduce by 1.2 MB

  • Original 1.7 MB
  • After minification 1.7 MB
  • After compression 498.6 kB

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 1.2 MB or 71% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 338.6 kB

  • Original 404.2 kB
  • After minification 401.8 kB
  • After compression 65.5 kB

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. Ballardlocks.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 338.6 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 4 (20%)

Requests Now

20

After Optimization

16

The browser has sent 20 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Ballard Locks. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors

ballardlocks.org SEO score

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Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    N/A

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Ballardlocks.org can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Ballardlocks.org 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.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Ballard Locks. 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: