Report Summary

  • 46

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    65% of other websites

  • 84

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 57% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    24% of websites

  • 91

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    71% of websites

medicalletter.org

The Medical Letter, Inc.

Page Load Speed

3.5 sec in total

First Response

912 ms

Resources Loaded

2.4 sec

Page Rendered

201 ms

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About Website

Click here to check amazing Medical Letter content for United States. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about medicalletter.org

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Key Findings

We analyzed Medicalletter.org page load time and found that the first response time was 912 ms and then it took 2.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

medicalletter.org performance score

46

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value6.1 s

3/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value9.8 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value8.5 s

17/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value180 ms

91/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.023

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value12.5 s

14/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

secure.medicalletter.org

912 ms

css

70 ms

stylesheet.css

79 ms

css

83 ms

node.css

75 ms

Our browser made a total of 72 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Medicalletter.org, 8% (6 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 6% (4 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (912 ms) relates to the external source Secure.medicalletter.org.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 233.2 kB (52%)

Content Size

446.0 kB

After Optimization

212.8 kB

In fact, the total size of Medicalletter.org main page is 446.0 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. 30% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 166.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-76%

Potential reduce by 21.8 kB

  • Original 28.6 kB
  • After minification 25.3 kB
  • After compression 6.9 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 3.4 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 21.8 kB or 76% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-7%

Potential reduce by 8.1 kB

  • Original 124.0 kB
  • After minification 115.9 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. Medical Letter images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-60%

Potential reduce by 99.8 kB

  • Original 166.7 kB
  • After minification 142.6 kB
  • After compression 66.9 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 99.8 kB or 60% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 103.5 kB

  • Original 126.5 kB
  • After minification 89.2 kB
  • After compression 23.0 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. Medicalletter.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 103.5 kB or 82% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 51 (81%)

Requests Now

63

After Optimization

12

The browser has sent 63 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Medical Letter. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 16 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 28 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

medicalletter.org accessibility score

84

Accessibility Issues

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

[id] attributes on active, focusable elements are not unique

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

Best Practices

medicalletter.org best practices score

67

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

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

medicalletter.org SEO score

91

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Medicalletter.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 Medicalletter.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.

Social Sharing Optimization

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