Report Summary

  • 61

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    76% of other websites

  • 100

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 98% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    47% of websites

  • 100

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    96% of websites

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Page Load Speed

1.4 sec in total

First Response

259 ms

Resources Loaded

990 ms

Page Rendered

112 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Gov.ie page load time and found that the first response time was 259 ms and then it took 1.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 15% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

gov.ie performance score

61

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.9 s

53/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value4.8 s

31/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.3 s

75/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value40 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.497

16/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value4.5 s

82/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

gov.ie

259 ms

www.gov.ie

267 ms

reset.css

82 ms

text.css

164 ms

960.css

163 ms

Our browser made a total of 25 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 60% of them (15 requests) were addressed to the original Gov.ie, 20% (5 requests) were made to Google.com and 8% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (267 ms) belongs to the original domain Gov.ie.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 114.4 kB (55%)

Content Size

207.0 kB

After Optimization

92.5 kB

In fact, the total size of Gov.ie main page is 207.0 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. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 152.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-67%

Potential reduce by 6.3 kB

  • Original 9.4 kB
  • After minification 8.9 kB
  • After compression 3.1 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 6.3 kB or 67% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-0%

Potential reduce by 4 B

  • Original 30.1 kB
  • After minification 30.1 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. Gov images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-63%

Potential reduce by 95.6 kB

  • Original 152.3 kB
  • After minification 151.1 kB
  • After compression 56.7 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 95.6 kB or 63% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 12.5 kB

  • Original 15.1 kB
  • After minification 8.8 kB
  • After compression 2.6 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. Gov.ie needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 12.5 kB or 83% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 14 (64%)

Requests Now

22

After Optimization

8

The browser has sent 22 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Gov. 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 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

gov.ie accessibility score

100

Accessibility Issues

Best Practices

gov.ie best practices score

75

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

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

gov.ie SEO score

100

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

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Gov.ie 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 Gov.ie 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 description is not detected on the main page of Gov. 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: