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Page load speed analysis

  • 47/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    176 ms

  • Resources loaded

    20.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    10.2 sec

  • Total page load time

    31.2 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 176 ms and then it took 31 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 114.9 kB
    Images 699.5 kB
    Javascripts 908.1 kB
    CSS 41.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 1.8 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 908.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 114.9 kB
    • After minification 112.1 kB
    • After compression 22.5 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 92.3 kB or 80% of the original size.

    • Original 699.5 kB
    • After optimization 659.8 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. Steel Bb images are well optimized though.

    • Original 908.1 kB
    • After minification 817.8 kB
    • After compression 239.1 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 669.0 kB or 74% of the original size.

    • Original 41.6 kB
    • After minification 31.7 kB
    • After compression 8.0 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 33.5 kB or 81% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • fe_header.css
  • fe_footer.css
  • fe_menu.css
  • fe_article_view.css
  • lib.css
  • style.css
  • style.css
  • style.css
  • jquery-1.4.2.min.js
  • phpjs.custom.min.js
  • canvg.js
  • rgbcolor.js
  • amstock.js
  • export.js
  • jquery-ui-1.8.1.custom.min.js
  • lib.js
  • embed.js
  • swfobject.js
  • timer.js
  • ticker_tape.js
  • webtrends_prod.js
  • cross_browser_api.js
  • tooltip.js
  • xajax.js
  • jquery.bxslider.css
  • jquery.min.js
  • jquery.bxslider.js
  • gatag.js
  • ssl_check.js
  • webtrends.min.js
  • login-main-bg.png
  • login-top-left.png
  • login-top-right.png
  • arrow.gif
  • tl.gif
  • dot.gif
  • z.gif
  • tr.gif
  • bl.gif
  • br.gif
  • quicklinks_arrow.gif
  • globe.gif
  • header-main-bg.png
  • orange_arrow.gif
  • tl.gif
  • dot.gif
  • tr.gif
  • bl.gif
  • br.gif
  • header-logo.png
  • btn_o.png
  • main-menu-bg.png
  • slider_image_2014-06-24-07-15-25_53a9177d60fc5.png
  • slider_image_2014-06-24-07-19-08_53a9185c0b739.png
  • slider_image_2014-06-24-07-21-11_53a918d79e390.png
  • slider_image_2014-06-24-07-17-46_53a9180a020ea.png
  • slider_image_2014-06-24-07-22-35_53a9192b74d0d.png
  • 4337.gif
  • 4340.jpg
  • 4232.gif
  • 4211.jpg
  • back_to_top.gif
  • loading.gif
  • wtid.js
  • HomepageDesign_HEAD3ED720C.jpg
  • BG_Box_262x205.png
  • Icon_SteelNews_27x25.png
  • orange_button_start.png
  • orange_button_repeat.png
  • orange_button_end.png
  • Icon_SteelPrices_23x28.png
  • Icon_MarketData_33x26.png
  • footer-main-bg.png
  • footer-bottom-left.png
  • footer-bottom-right.png
  • dcs.gif
  • ga.js
  • __utm.gif
  • elqCfg.min.js
  • submenu-main-bg.png
  • submenu-bottom-left.png
  • submenu-bottom-right.png
  • submenu-bottom-bg.png
  • submenu_separator.gif
  • control_off.png
  • control_on.png
  • svrGP.aspx

Our browser made a total of 90 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 93% of them (84 requests) were addressed to the original, 2% (2 requests) were made to and 2% (2 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (10.4 sec) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 87 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Steel Bb. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 24 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 9 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.









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As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to before it reached this domain.

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to This is the best domain hosting practice .

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IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 59
A 59
NS 86400
NS 86400
NS 86400

Language and encoding

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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. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. 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 65.5% of all visits is Belgium. It lies approximately 3860 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 Belgium or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Steel Bb. 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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