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birmingham.gov.uk: Birmingham City Council Homepage

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Page load speed analysis

  • 54/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    274 ms

  • Resources loaded

    17.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    185 ms

  • Total page load time

    18.3 sec

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We analyzed Birmingham.gov.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 274 ms and then it took 18 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 29.1 kB
    Images 33.8 kB
    Javascripts 505.0 kB
    CSS 6.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of Birmingham.gov.uk main page is 574.8 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 505.0 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 29.1 kB
    • After minification 29.1 kB
    • After compression 6.5 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 22.6 kB or 78% of the original size.

    • Original 33.8 kB
    • After optimization 31.3 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. Birmingham images are well optimized though.

    • Original 505.0 kB
    • After minification 500.0 kB
    • After compression 164.3 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 340.7 kB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 6.9 kB
    • After minification 5.8 kB
    • After compression 1.3 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. Birmingham.gov.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 5.6 kB or 81% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • birmingham.gov.uk
  • www.birmingham.gov.uk
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  • le-mtagconfig.js
  • socitm_wrapper.aspx
  • article-browser.js
  • sjgscripts.js
  • socitm-snippet.js
  • transparent.gif
  • search.png
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  • facebook.png
  • instagram.jpg
  • googleplus.png
  • rss.png
  • twitter.png
  • bcc-logo.png
  • socitm-newintro.min.js
  • Welcome_Banner.png
  • tag.js
  • background-basecolor-90-default.png
  • article-browser-selected.png
  • ga.js
  • _Incapsula_Resource
  • www.feedrapp.info
  • .jsonp
  • __utm.gif
  • collect
  • storage.min.html
  • 65059568
  • zones
  • ga-audiences
  • socitm_proxy.aspx
  • hitcounter.aspx
  • 65059568
  • _Incapsula_Resource
  • 65059568
  • Satellite

Our browser made a total of 63 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 70% of them (44 requests) were addressed to the original Birmingham.gov.uk, 6% (4 requests) were made to Socitm.govmetric.com and 5% (3 requests) were made to Lo.v.liveperson.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (16.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Birmingham.gov.uk.

Additional info on birmingham.gov.uk

Requests

The browser has sent 57 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Birmingham. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 15 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

15

Javascripts

32

Images

5

CSS

5

AJAX

57

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

32

Images

1

CSS

5

AJAX

18

Optimized

39

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Birmingham.gov.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

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bigcityplan.birmingham.gov.uk

hwb.birmingham.gov.uk

birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

107.162.138.27

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

birmingham.gov.uk

107.162.138.27 1
NS

birmingham.gov.uk

ns1.birmingham.gov.uk 300
NS

birmingham.gov.uk

ns1.bgfl.org 300
SOA

birmingham.gov.uk

300 Mname: ns1.bgfl.org
Rname: hostmaster.bgfl.org
Serial: 2020092101
Refresh: 10800
Retry: 3600
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 86400
MX

birmingham.gov.uk

birmingham-gov-uk.mail.protection.outlook.com 86400 Pri: 0

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 Birmingham.gov.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 Birmingham.gov.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

Birmingham.gov.uk 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 83.6% of all visits is United Kingdom. It lies approximately 4600 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 Birmingham.gov.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 Birmingham. 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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