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metropolis.co.jp: Metropolis Magazine – Japan's Number 1 English Magazine

Metropolis is Japan’s No. 1 English magazine, covering the nation’s culture, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle for both local residents and aficionados abroad.

Page load speed analysis

  • 56/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    805 ms

  • Resources loaded

    4.4 sec

  • Page rendered

    686 ms

  • Total page load time

    5.9 sec

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We analyzed Metropolis.co.jp page load time and found that the first response time was 805 ms and then it took 5.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 70% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 531.4 kB
    Images 4.1 MB
    Javascripts 1.3 MB
    CSS 271.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of Metropolis.co.jp main page is 6.2 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. 85% 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 4.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 531.4 kB
    • After minification 531.4 kB
    • After compression 116.4 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. 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 415.0 kB or 78% of the original size.

    • Original 4.1 MB
    • After optimization 4.0 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. Metropolis images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.3 MB
    • After minification 1.3 MB
    • After compression 401.7 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 895.6 kB or 69% of the original size.

    • Original 271.8 kB
    • After minification 271.5 kB
    • After compression 47.7 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. Metropolis.co.jp needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 224.0 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 147 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Metropolis.co.jp, 40% (59 requests) were made to Metropolisjapan.com and 12% (18 requests) were made to Ads.metropolisjapan.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) relates to the external source Ads.metropolisjapan.com.

Additional info on metropolis.co.jp

Requests

The browser has sent 130 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Metropolis. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 39 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

39

Javascripts

72

Images

5

CSS

14

AJAX

130

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

52

Images

1

CSS

14

AJAX

62

Optimized

68

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://metropolisjapan.com/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Metropolis.co.jp uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 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

metropolis.co.jp

metropolisjapan.com

classifieds.metropolis.co.jp

japanpartnership.com

metrodining.jp

50.97.252.146

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

metropolis.co.jp

50.97.252.146 86391
NS

metropolis.co.jp

ns1.metropolis.co.jp 86391
NS

metropolis.co.jp

ns2.metropolis.co.jp 86391
SOA

metropolis.co.jp

3600 Mname: ns1.metropolis.co.jp
Rname: it.metropolis.co.jp
Serial: 2018082200
Refresh: 10800
Retry: 300
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 3600
MX

metropolis.co.jp

aspmx4.googlemail.com 86400 Pri: 10

Language and encoding

Good result

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 Metropolis.co.jp 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 Metropolis.co.jp 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

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

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 95.2% of all visits is Japan. It lies approximately 5250 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Metropolis.co.jp page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to Japan or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

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

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