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weather.co.za: Weather for South Africa

Page load speed analysis

  • 69/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    344 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.9 sec

  • Page rendered

    126 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.3 sec

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We analyzed Weather.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 344 ms and then it took 2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 35% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 24.5 kB
    Images 38.0 kB
    Javascripts 499.5 kB
    CSS 5.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of Weather.co.za main page is 567.9 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. 35% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 499.5 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 24.5 kB
    • After minification 19.2 kB
    • After compression 4.4 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 5.3 kB, which is 22% 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 20.1 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 38.0 kB
    • After optimization 38.0 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. Weather images are well optimized though.

    • Original 499.5 kB
    • After minification 494.2 kB
    • After compression 173.0 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 326.5 kB or 65% of the original size.

    • Original 5.9 kB
    • After minification 4.5 kB
    • After compression 1.4 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. Weather.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 4.5 kB or 76% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • weather.co.za
  • www.weather.co.za
  • styles.css
  • maps
  • jquery.js
  • interface.js
  • weather.js
  • urchin.js
  • gpt.js
  • plus_google.gif
  • bidorbuy_junkie_Green.gif
  • backg.jpg
  • logo.jpg
  • addfavicon.gif
  • comment.png
  • email_edit.png
  • widgets.gif
  • weatherbackg.jpg
  • selectweather2.jpg
  • selectweather.gif
  • pubads_impl_81.js
  • container.html
  • common.js
  • util.js
  • geocoder.js
  • ads
  • www.bidorbuy.co.za

Our browser made a total of 27 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 56% of them (15 requests) were addressed to the original Weather.co.za, 15% (4 requests) were made to Maps.google.com and 7% (2 requests) were made to Bidorbuy.co.za. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (534 ms) relates to the external source Bidorbuy.co.za.

Additional info on weather.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 24 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Weather. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 11 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

11

Javascripts

10

Images

1

CSS

2

AJAX

24

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

5

Images

1

CSS

2

AJAX

15

Optimized

9

All

Good result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.weather.co.za/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Weather.co.za 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.

Poor result

IP Trace

weather.co.za

fliks.net

buyplanet.de

fliks.com

akne.org

89.238.83.179

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

weather.co.za

89.238.83.179 3600
NS

weather.co.za

ns1.fliks.net 86400
NS

weather.co.za

ns2.fliks.net 86400
SOA

weather.co.za

600 Mname: ns1.fliks.net
Rname: dnsadmin.weather.co.za
Serial: 2016062711
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 1800
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 600
MX

weather.co.za

ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM 3600 Pri: 10

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 Weather.co.za 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 Weather.co.za 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

Weather.co.za 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 69.4% of all visits is South Africa. It lies approximately 5620 miles away from the server location (Germany) 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 Weather.co.za page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa 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 Weather. 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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