Report Summary

  • 43

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    61% of other websites

  • 98

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 96% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    86% of websites

  • 82

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    52% of websites

spareroom.co.uk

SpareRoom for flatshare, house share, flat share & rooms for rent

Page Load Speed

44.5 sec in total

First Response

462 ms

Resources Loaded

32.2 sec

Page Rendered

11.9 sec

spareroom.co.uk screenshot

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Key Findings

We analyzed Spareroom.co.uk 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 a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

spareroom.co.uk performance score

43

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.4 s

37/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value3.8 s

55/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.9 s

65/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,650 ms

4/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.024

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value9.5 s

30/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

www.spareroom.co.uk

462 ms

jquery.min.js

2909 ms

106124109.js

3541 ms

59fd42c80589bbaaa124fd5cffa672c2.css

5579 ms

cc6a7473ce5b4a282523c5de1ec83fe1.css

5209 ms

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 Spareroom.co.uk, 13% (9 requests) were made to Assets.spareroom.co.uk and 12% (8 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (10.7 sec) relates to the external source Images2.spareroom.co.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.2 MB (53%)

Content Size

2.2 MB

After Optimization

1.0 MB

In fact, the total size of Spareroom.co.uk main page is 2.2 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-71%

Potential reduce by 36.0 kB

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

Image Optimization

-9%

Potential reduce by 54.0 kB

  • Original 623.2 kB
  • After minification 569.2 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. Spare Room images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-68%

Potential reduce by 853.1 kB

  • Original 1.3 MB
  • After minification 1.2 MB
  • After compression 403.2 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 853.1 kB or 68% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-79%

Potential reduce by 212.0 kB

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

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 39 (65%)

Requests Now

60

After Optimization

21

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.

Accessibility Review

spareroom.co.uk accessibility score

98

Accessibility Issues

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Best Practices

spareroom.co.uk best practices score

92

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

spareroom.co.uk SEO score

82

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

Links do not have descriptive text

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

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

    ISO-8859-1

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

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: