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usconsulate.gov: Official list of embassies from the U.S. Department of State

The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens.

Page load speed analysis

  • 54/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    23 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    154 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.4 sec

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We analyzed Usconsulate.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 23 ms and then it took 1.3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 20% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 22.7 kB
    Images 557.0 kB
    Javascripts 318.7 kB
    CSS 93.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Usconsulate.gov main page is 991.9 kB. 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 557.0 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 22.7 kB
    • After minification 18.1 kB
    • After compression 5.6 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 4.7 kB, which is 21% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 17.2 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 557.0 kB
    • After optimization 548.2 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. Usconsulate images are well optimized though.

    • Original 318.7 kB
    • After minification 290.2 kB
    • After compression 97.8 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 221.0 kB or 69% of the original size.

    • Original 93.4 kB
    • After minification 76.7 kB
    • After compression 14.6 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. Usconsulate.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 78.8 kB or 84% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 73 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Usconsulate.gov, 29% (21 requests) were made to Usembassy.gov and 29% (21 requests) were made to Pbs.twimg.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (759 ms) relates to the external source Search.usa.gov.

Additional info on usconsulate.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 71 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Usconsulate. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 21 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 9 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

21

Javascripts

40

Images

9

CSS

1

AJAX

71

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

31

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

37

Optimized

34

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.usembassy.gov/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Usconsulate.gov uses IP address which is currently shared with 1 other domain. 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.

Normal result

IP Trace

usconsulate.gov

usmission.gov

34.233.79.178

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

usconsulate.gov

34.233.79.178 10799
NS

usconsulate.gov

a14-64.akam.net 899
NS

usconsulate.gov

a3-66.akam.net 899
NS

usconsulate.gov

a9-64.akam.net 899
NS

usconsulate.gov

a26-65.akam.net 899

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Usconsulate.gov 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 Usconsulate.gov 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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Usconsulate.gov has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 47.9% of all visits is Hong Kong. It lies approximately 8140 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 Usconsulate.gov page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to Hong Kong 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 Usconsulate. 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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