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EurekAlert! is an online science news service featuring health, medicine, science and technology news from leading research institutions and universities. Sponsored by AAAS, the science society.

Page load speed analysis

  • 65/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    96 ms

  • Resources loaded

    527 ms

  • Page rendered

    300 ms

  • Total page load time

    923 ms

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We analyzed Eurekalert.org page load time and found that the first response time was 96 ms and then it took 827 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 10% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 77.3 kB
    Images 1.6 MB
    Javascripts 718.4 kB
    CSS 556.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of Eurekalert.org main page is 2.9 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. Images take 1.6 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 77.3 kB
    • After minification 58.1 kB
    • After compression 10.6 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 19.2 kB, which is 25% 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 66.7 kB or 86% of the original size.

    • Original 1.6 MB
    • After optimization 1.5 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. Eurek Alert images are well optimized though.

    • Original 718.4 kB
    • After minification 716.2 kB
    • After compression 226.3 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 492.1 kB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 556.8 kB
    • After minification 528.8 kB
    • After compression 179.2 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. Eurekalert.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 377.6 kB or 68% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 62 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 50% of them (31 requests) were addressed to the original Eurekalert.org, 16% (10 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 11% (7 requests) were made to Media.eurekalert.org. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (315 ms) relates to the external source Analytics.twitter.com.

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Requests

The browser has sent 50 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Eurek Alert. 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 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

11

Javascripts

32

Images

6

CSS

1

AJAX

50

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

32

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

15

Optimized

35

All

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IP address

Eurekalert.org uses IP address which is currently shared with 3 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

eurekalert.org

new.eurekalert.org

srch.eurekalert.org

sciencesources.eurekalert.org

198.151.217.111

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

eurekalert.org

198.151.217.111 900
NS

eurekalert.org

ns03.aaas.org 899
NS

eurekalert.org

ns02.aaas.org 899
NS

eurekalert.org

ns01.aaas.org 899
SOA

eurekalert.org

900 Mname: ns01.aaas.org
Rname: domainreg.aaas.org
Serial: 2018112600
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 300
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 900

Language and encoding

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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 Eurekalert.org 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 Eurekalert.org 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

Eurekalert.org has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

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Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 45.3% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Eurekalert.org that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

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Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Eurek Alert. 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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