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Page load speed analysis
Total page load time
In fact, the total size of Software.usc.edu main page is 80.0 kB. 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. CSS take 71.5 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.
Original 8.5 kB
After minification 8.2 kB
After compression 2.1 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 6.4 kB or 75% of the original size.
Original 71.5 kB
After minification 71.3 kB
After compression 20.8 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. Software.usc.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 50.8 kB or 71% of the original size.
Network requests diagram
Our browser made a total of 6 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 17% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Software.usc.edu, 83% (5 requests) were made to Shibboleth.usc.edu. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (338 ms) belongs to the original domain Software.usc.edu.
Additional info on software.usc.edu
Possible request optimization
As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to https://shibboleth.usc.edu/idp/profile/SAML2/Redirect/SSO?SAMLRequest=fZJPb4IwGM... before it reached this domain.
Software.usc.edu 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.
Language and encoding
Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Software.usc.edu 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 Software.usc.edu 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.
Software.usc.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 68.2% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Software.usc.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 Software USC. 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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