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Page load speed analysis

  • 48/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    462 ms

  • Resources loaded

    32.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    11.9 sec

  • Total page load time

    44.5 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 462 ms and then it took 44.1 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.

Page optimization

  • HTML 50.8 kB
    Images 623.2 kB
    Javascripts 1.3 MB
    CSS 268.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 2.3 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 50.8 kB
    • After minification 49.5 kB
    • After compression 14.8 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 36.0 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 623.2 kB
    • After optimization 569.2 kB

    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. Spare Room images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.3 MB
    • After minification 1.3 MB
    • After compression 371.9 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 951.9 kB or 72% of the original size.

    • Original 268.8 kB
    • After minification 261.9 kB
    • After compression 56.9 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 212.0 kB or 79% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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  • css
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  • gtm.js
  • SpareRoom_en-GB.svg
  • people_header_wide.jpg
  • looking_in_london_left.png
  • looking_in_london_right.png
  • the_busiest.svg
  • safe.svg
  • all_about_people.svg
  • logo_SFM.svg
  • LiveRentFree.svg
  • SpeedFlatmating_white.svg
  • RaiseTheRoof_white.svg
  • LiveRentFree_white.svg
  • SpareRoom_en-US_white.svg
  • press_logos_large.png
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  • modules-f524bccd859bfc7e394e1123f7f90405.js
  • rcj-99d43ead6bdf30da8ed5ffcb4f17100c.html
  • analytics.js
  • fbevents.js
  • sharethis.js
  • 1628663457402111
  • linkid.js
  • 58d541e66c80170011cbcdbe.js
  • pview
  • collect
  • collect
  • js
  • ec.js
  • sc
  • ga-audiences
  • collect
  • collect
  • ga-audiences
  • tp.widget.sync.bootstrap.min.js
  • sdk.js
  • tracking.js
  • roundtrip.js
  • collect
  • collect
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  • tp.widget.bootstrap.min.js
  • get_dynamic_config.js
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  • index.html
  • main.js
  • sprite_star.png
  • sprite_arrow.svg

Our browser made a total of 67 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 13% of them (9 requests) were addressed to the original, 13% (9 requests) were made to and 12% (8 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (10.7 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 60 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Spare Room. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 25 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











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Normal result

IP address 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

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 1800
A 1800
A 1800
A 1800
NS 86400

Language and encoding

Poor result


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EN en language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else), while the claimed language is English. Our system also found out that 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.

HTTPS certificate

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

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 89.6% of all visits is United Kingdom. It lies approximately 5180 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 page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to United Kingdom or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Spare Room. 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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