tectonics.rice.edu: Rice University Global Tectonics
Page load speed analysis
Total page load time
In fact, the total size of Tectonics.rice.edu main page is 3.3 MB. This result falls within a vast category (top 1 000 000) of heavyweight, probably not optimized, and thus slow loading web pages. Only 5% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 3.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.
Original 16.6 kB
After minification 11.0 kB
After compression 2.6 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 5.6 kB, which is 34% 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 13.9 kB or 84% of the original size.
Original 3.3 MB
After optimization 3.0 MB
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. Tectonics Rice images are well optimized though.
Network requests diagram
Our browser made a total of 4 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Tectonics.rice.edu and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (840 ms) belongs to the original domain Tectonics.rice.edu.
Additional info on tectonics.rice.edu
Possible request optimization
Tectonics.rice.edu 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.
Language and encoding
Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Tectonics.rice.edu can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Tectonics.rice.edu main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.
Tectonics.rice.edu has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.
Visitor World Map
Country of origin for 66.6% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Tectonics.rice.edu 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.
Social Sharing Optimization
Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Tectonics Rice. 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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