Report Summary

  • 16

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    35% of other websites

  • 95

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 90% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    65% of websites

  • 99

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    95% of websites

vara.nl

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Page Load Speed

5.2 sec in total

First Response

722 ms

Resources Loaded

4.1 sec

Page Rendered

377 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Vara.nl page load time and found that the first response time was 722 ms and then it took 4.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 65% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

vara.nl performance score

16

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value7.3 s

1/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value16.3 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value12.6 s

3/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value3,790 ms

1/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.06

98/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value18.4 s

3/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

vara.nl

722 ms

npo_cc_styles.css

355 ms

cconsent.min.js

468 ms

cookie_init.js

231 ms

ster_general.js

748 ms

Our browser made a total of 99 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 42% of them (42 requests) were addressed to the original Vara.nl, 25% (25 requests) were made to Media-service.vara.nl and 5% (5 requests) were made to Www-assets.npo.nl. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Vara.nl.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 693.0 kB (6%)

Content Size

11.3 MB

After Optimization

10.6 MB

In fact, the total size of Vara.nl main page is 11.3 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. Images take 10.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-80%

Potential reduce by 57.0 kB

  • Original 71.4 kB
  • After minification 68.5 kB
  • After compression 14.5 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 57.0 kB or 80% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-3%

Potential reduce by 283.4 kB

  • Original 10.7 MB
  • After minification 10.4 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. Vara images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-65%

Potential reduce by 289.7 kB

  • Original 446.6 kB
  • After minification 434.4 kB
  • After compression 156.9 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 289.7 kB or 65% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-80%

Potential reduce by 62.9 kB

  • Original 78.3 kB
  • After minification 71.6 kB
  • After compression 15.4 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. Vara.nl needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 62.9 kB or 80% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 21 (23%)

Requests Now

93

After Optimization

72

The browser has sent 93 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Vara. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 19 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

vara.nl accessibility score

95

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.

Names and labels

These are opportunities to improve the semantics of the controls in your application. This may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

vara.nl best practices score

83

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

vara.nl SEO score

99

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

    NL

  • Language Claimed

    NL

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Vara.nl can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that Dutch is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Vara.nl 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.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Vara. 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: