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Page load speed analysis
Total page load time
In fact, the total size of Qa.lowes.ca main page is 55.0 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. HTML takes 39.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.
Original 39.7 kB
After minification 39.7 kB
After compression 12.5 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 27.2 kB or 68% of the original size.
Original 15.2 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. Qa Lowes images are well optimized though.
Network requests diagram
Our browser made a total of 4 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Qa.lowes.ca, 25% (1 request) were made to Googl.com and 25% (1 request) were made to Ssl.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (62 ms) relates to the external source Google.com.
Additional info on qa.lowes.ca
Possible request optimization
As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.google.com/?Q=184.108.40.206 before it reached this domain.
Qa.lowes.ca 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 Qa.lowes.ca 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 Qa.lowes.ca 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.
Qa.lowes.ca 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 93.2% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 1160 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a distance cannot critically affect website speed, but moving the server closer to their user base in Canada can speed up Qa.lowes.ca page load time anyway.
Social Sharing Optimization
Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Qa Lowes. 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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