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metronews.ca

thestar.com | The Star | Canada's largest daily

Page Load Speed

20.4 sec in total

First Response

11 ms

Resources Loaded

20.1 sec

Page Rendered

336 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Metronews.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 11 ms and then it took 20.4 sec 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

metronews.ca performance score

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Network Requests Diagram

metronews.ca

11 ms

www.metronews.ca

22 ms

media.js

5 ms

adframe.js

11 ms

jquery.min.js

13 ms

Our browser made a total of 42 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 17% of them (7 requests) were addressed to the original Metronews.ca, 5% (2 requests) were made to Cm.g.doubleclick.net and 5% (2 requests) were made to Admin.brightcove.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (245 ms) relates to the external source Apis.google.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 856.3 kB (70%)

Content Size

1.2 MB

After Optimization

358.3 kB

In fact, the total size of Metronews.ca main page is 1.2 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. 75% 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. Javascripts take 955.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-73%

Potential reduce by 20.9 kB

  • Original 28.8 kB
  • After minification 28.7 kB
  • After compression 7.9 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. 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 20.9 kB or 73% of the original size.

JavaScript Optimization

-67%

Potential reduce by 642.0 kB

  • Original 955.3 kB
  • After minification 944.2 kB
  • After compression 313.3 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 642.0 kB or 67% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 193.3 kB

  • Original 230.5 kB
  • After minification 228.2 kB
  • After compression 37.2 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. Metronews.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 193.3 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 26 (74%)

Requests Now

35

After Optimization

9

The browser has sent 35 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Metronews. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 22 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors

metronews.ca SEO score

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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 Metronews.ca 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 Metronews.ca 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 data is detected on the main page of Metronews. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: