Report Summary

  • 15

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    34% of other websites

  • 81

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 60% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    65% of websites

  • 83

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    54% of websites

cottons.co.uk

Cottons Chartered Surveyors | Estate Agents Birmingham

Page Load Speed

563 ms in total

First Response

168 ms

Resources Loaded

292 ms

Page Rendered

103 ms

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About Website

Click here to check amazing Cottons content for United Kingdom. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about cottons.co.uk

Cottons are a Birmingham based independent firm of Chartered Surveyors operating from our excellent refurbished centrally located offices.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Cottons.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 168 ms and then it took 395 ms 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.

Performance Metrics

cottons.co.uk performance score

15

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value6.2 s

3/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value17.3 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value30.5 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value21,970 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value35.0 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

cottons.co.uk

168 ms

visuals.css

50 ms

newlogo.jpg

123 ms

enter.jpg

97 ms

ga.js

9 ms

Our browser made a total of 6 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 67% of them (4 requests) were addressed to the original Cottons.co.uk, 33% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (168 ms) belongs to the original domain Cottons.co.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 7.6 kB (16%)

Content Size

47.4 kB

After Optimization

39.9 kB

In fact, the total size of Cottons.co.uk main page is 47.4 kB. This result falls within a vast category (top 1 000 000) of heavyweight, probably not optimized, and thus slow loading web pages. Only 5% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 20.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-62%

Potential reduce by 3.0 kB

  • Original 4.8 kB
  • After minification 4.7 kB
  • After compression 1.8 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 3.0 kB or 62% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 824 B

  • Original 20.9 kB
  • After minification 20.1 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. Cottons images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-0%

Potential reduce by 34 B

  • Original 17.2 kB
  • After minification 17.2 kB
  • After compression 17.1 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. This website has mostly compressed JavaScripts.

CSS Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 3.7 kB

  • Original 4.5 kB
  • After minification 3.7 kB
  • After compression 809 B

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. Cottons.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 3.7 kB or 82% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

We found no issues to fix!

Requests Now

5

After Optimization

5

The browser has sent 5 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Cottons. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.

Accessibility Review

cottons.co.uk accessibility score

81

Accessibility Issues

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

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Tables and lists

These are opportunities to improve the experience of reading tabular or list data using assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Lists do not contain only <li> elements and script supporting elements (<script> and <template>).

Best Practices

cottons.co.uk best practices score

83

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

cottons.co.uk SEO score

83

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Crawling and Indexing

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

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

Content Best Practices

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

Impact

Issue

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

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

    N/A

  • Encoding

    ISO-8859-1

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Cottons.co.uk 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 Cottons.co.uk main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.

Social Sharing Optimization

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