Analyze Investment Bank | Barclays

Barclays Investment Bank provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of strategic advisory, financing and risk management solutions.

Page load speed analysis

  • 60/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    36 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    424 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.3 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 36 ms and then it took 3.3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 80.2 kB
    Images 649.1 kB
    Javascripts 915.2 kB
    CSS 376.1 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 2.0 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. 60% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 915.2 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 80.2 kB
    • After minification 60.0 kB
    • After compression 11.3 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 20.2 kB, which is 25% 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 68.8 kB or 86% of the original size.

    • Original 649.1 kB
    • After optimization 588.8 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. Barclays Privateequity images are well optimized though.

    • Original 915.2 kB
    • After minification 905.3 kB
    • After compression 291.1 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 624.1 kB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 376.1 kB
    • After minification 372.2 kB
    • After compression 44.3 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 331.9 kB or 88% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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  • libs.min.js
  • player.ashx
  • js.min.js
  • geoip2.js
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  • id
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  • id
  • target.js
  • ajax
  • barclays-logo-desktop.png
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  • 370x139%20Markets.jpg
  • 370x139%20Research.jpg
  • 370x139%20Contact%20us.jpg
  • expertsans-light-webfont.svg
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  • icomoon.svg
  • expertsans-light-webfont.woff
  • expertsans-regular-webfont.woff
  • play-pause.gif
  • vol-down.gif
  • vol-up.gif
  • facebook-icon.png
  • twitter-icon.png
  • linkedin-icon.png
  • enquire.min.js
  • me
  • event
  • activity
  • v2d
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  • accessibleplayerstyle.ashx
  • cc
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  • 370x139%20Markets.jpg.adaptive1.370.139.nocompression.image
  • 370x139%20Research.jpg.adaptive1.370.139.nocompression.image
  • 370x139%20Contact%20us.jpg.adaptive1.370.139.nocompression.image
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  • seg
  • jquery-1.10.2.min.js
  • swfobject-2.2.js
  • jwplayer.js
  • pixel
  • pixel
  • v2d
  • v2d
  • mt.js

Our browser made a total of 61 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 2% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original, 44% (27 requests) were made to and 21% (13 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (570 ms) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 51 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Barclays Privateequity. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 17 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.











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As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in three steps. The first redirect led to, then it was forwarded to, and afterwards it was sent to before we finally managed to reach this website. We strongly recommend that the redirects should be reduced, as the more redirects a site has, the slower it loads.

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 299
A 299
NS 92
NS 92
NS 92

Language and encoding

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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.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

The server of is located in United Kingdom, but, unfortunately, we cannot identify the countries where the visitors come from and thus it’s impossible to define if the distance can potentially affect the page load time.

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Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Barclays Privateequity. 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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