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Page load speed analysis

  • 56/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    838 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.5 sec

  • Page rendered

    449 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.8 sec

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We analyzed Citypaper.net page load time and found that the first response time was 838 ms and then it took 2.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 50% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 216.9 kB
    Images 2.4 MB
    Javascripts 971.3 kB
    CSS 186.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Citypaper.net main page is 3.8 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. Images take 2.4 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 216.9 kB
    • After minification 194.6 kB
    • After compression 51.0 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 165.8 kB or 76% of the original size.

    • Original 2.4 MB
    • After optimization 2.3 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. Citypaper images are well optimized though.

    • Original 971.3 kB
    • After minification 926.1 kB
    • After compression 308.8 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 662.5 kB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 186.4 kB
    • After minification 144.8 kB
    • After compression 29.8 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. Citypaper.net needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 156.6 kB or 84% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 162 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 45% of them (73 requests) were addressed to the original Citypaper.net, 14% (22 requests) were made to Pbs.twimg.com and 7% (12 requests) were made to D234qeqk649blg.cloudfront.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (872 ms) belongs to the original domain Citypaper.net.

Additional info on citypaper.net

Requests

The browser has sent 152 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Citypaper. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 42 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 13 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

42

Javascripts

89

Images

13

CSS

8

AJAX

152

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

73

Images

1

CSS

8

AJAX

69

Optimized

83

All

Normal result

IP address

Citypaper.net 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

citypaper.net

jabry.com

xango.com

pict.com

bigshoebazaar.com

141.8.225.31

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

citypaper.net

141.8.225.31 3574

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

N/A  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 Citypaper.net can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else), while the claimed language is English. Our system also found out that Citypaper.net 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

Citypaper.net 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

Country of origin for 59.4% of all visits is India. It lies approximately 4230 miles away from the server location (Switzerland) 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 Citypaper.net page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to India 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 Citypaper. 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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