Report Summary

  • 88

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    90% of other websites

  • 97

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 94% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    86% of websites

  • 91

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    76% of websites

encounter.co.za

Index of /

Page Load Speed

7.4 sec in total

First Response

1.1 sec

Resources Loaded

5.2 sec

Page Rendered

1 sec

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About Website

Visit encounter.co.za now to see the best up-to-date Encounter content for South Africa and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about encounter.co.za

Encounter South Africa is your online guide to What to Do and Where to Go in the country. Experience the cultural and natural diversity through our articles About South Africa.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Encounter.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 1.1 sec and then it took 6.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 75% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

encounter.co.za performance score

88

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.9 s

52/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value2.9 s

80/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.0 s

80/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value0 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value2.9 s

96/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

encounter.co.za

1136 ms

www.encounter.co.za

1131 ms

ajxmenu.css

270 ms

ajxmenu.js

536 ms

style.css

559 ms

Our browser made a total of 46 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 41% of them (19 requests) were addressed to the original Encounter.co.za, 17% (8 requests) were made to Googleads.g.doubleclick.net and 17% (8 requests) were made to Tpc.googlesyndication.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Encounter.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 122.3 kB (48%)

Content Size

254.2 kB

After Optimization

131.9 kB

In fact, the total size of Encounter.co.za main page is 254.2 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. 50% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 117.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 26.0 kB

  • Original 31.1 kB
  • After minification 27.3 kB
  • After compression 5.2 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 3.9 kB, which is 12% 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 26.0 kB or 83% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-14%

Potential reduce by 11.3 kB

  • Original 82.1 kB
  • After minification 70.8 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. Obviously, Encounter needs image optimization as it can save up to 11.3 kB or 14% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-54%

Potential reduce by 62.9 kB

  • Original 117.1 kB
  • After minification 117.1 kB
  • After compression 54.2 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 62.9 kB or 54% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-93%

Potential reduce by 22.1 kB

  • Original 23.8 kB
  • After minification 7.9 kB
  • After compression 1.8 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. Encounter.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 22.1 kB or 93% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 26 (60%)

Requests Now

43

After Optimization

17

The browser has sent 43 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Encounter. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 11 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

encounter.co.za accessibility score

97

Accessibility Issues

Internationalization and localization

These are opportunities to improve the interpretation of your content by users in different locales.

Impact

Issue

High

<html> element does not have a [lang] attribute

Best Practices

encounter.co.za best practices score

92

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

SEO Factors

encounter.co.za SEO score

91

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

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 Encounter.co.za 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 Encounter.co.za 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 Encounter. 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: