Report Summary

  • 22

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    42% of other websites

  • 83

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 64% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    65% of websites

  • 76

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    44% of websites

capeargus.co.za

IOL | News that Connects South Africans

Page Load Speed

115.1 sec in total

First Response

593 ms

Resources Loaded

99.4 sec

Page Rendered

15.1 sec

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Capeargus.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 593 ms and then it took 114.5 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 were 9 request timeouts, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.

Performance Metrics

capeargus.co.za performance score

22

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.9 s

52/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value6.4 s

9/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value15.3 s

1/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value12,750 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.041

99/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value38.8 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

capeargus

593 ms

css

3768 ms

normalize@6.0.0

4212 ms

main.css

474 ms

smartbanner.min.css

3952 ms

Our browser made a total of 160 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Capeargus.co.za, 9% (14 requests) were made to Iol.co.za and 7% (11 requests) were made to Pagead2.googlesyndication.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (30.9 sec) relates to the external source Cdn.firstimpression.io.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.1 MB (53%)

Content Size

2.2 MB

After Optimization

1.0 MB

In fact, the total size of Capeargus.co.za main page is 2.2 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. 80% 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 1.2 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 212.9 kB

  • Original 255.5 kB
  • After minification 255.5 kB
  • After compression 42.6 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 212.9 kB or 83% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-0%

Potential reduce by 904 B

  • Original 572.0 kB
  • After minification 571.1 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. Capeargus images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-68%

Potential reduce by 781.3 kB

  • Original 1.2 MB
  • After minification 1.1 MB
  • After compression 369.7 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 781.3 kB or 68% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 146.1 kB

  • Original 172.9 kB
  • After minification 170.5 kB
  • After compression 26.9 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. Capeargus.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 146.1 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 85 (61%)

Requests Now

139

After Optimization

54

The browser has sent 139 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Capeargus. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 44 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

capeargus.co.za accessibility score

83

Accessibility Issues

Names and labels

These are opportunities to improve the semantics of the controls in your application. This may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Buttons do not have an accessible name

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

[id] attributes on active, focusable elements are not unique

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best Practices

capeargus.co.za best practices score

83

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

capeargus.co.za SEO score

76

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Content Best Practices

Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.

Impact

Issue

High

Links do not have descriptive text

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

Mobile Friendly

Make sure your pages are mobile friendly so users don’t have to pinch or zoom in order to read the content pages. [Learn more](https://developers.google.com/search/mobile-sites/).

Impact

Issue

High

Document uses legible font sizes

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Capeargus.co.za 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 Capeargus.co.za 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 data is detected on the main page of Capeargus. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: