Report Summary

  • 62

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    77% of other websites

  • 63

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 28% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    24% of websites

  • 69

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    28% of websites

aardvark.co.nz

Science and Technology News and Commentary: Aardvark Daily

Page Load Speed

2.9 sec in total

First Response

662 ms

Resources Loaded

2.1 sec

Page Rendered

204 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Aardvark.co.nz page load time and found that the first response time was 662 ms and then it took 2.3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 40% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

aardvark.co.nz performance score

62

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value1.7 s

92/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value2.2 s

95/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.6 s

70/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value1,760 ms

10/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.003

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value8.2 s

41/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

aardvark.co.nz

662 ms

aardvarknew.css

388 ms

ruthsarian_utilities.js

584 ms

show_ads.js

5 ms

plusone.js

112 ms

Our browser made a total of 38 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 34% of them (13 requests) were addressed to the original Aardvark.co.nz, 18% (7 requests) were made to Apis.google.com and 11% (4 requests) were made to Pagead2.googlesyndication.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (662 ms) belongs to the original domain Aardvark.co.nz.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 54.6 kB (50%)

Content Size

108.3 kB

After Optimization

53.8 kB

In fact, the total size of Aardvark.co.nz main page is 108.3 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. 30% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 54.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-70%

Potential reduce by 17.6 kB

  • Original 25.1 kB
  • After minification 21.2 kB
  • After compression 7.4 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 3.8 kB, which is 15% 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 17.6 kB or 70% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 420 B

  • Original 18.6 kB
  • After minification 18.1 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. Aardvark images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-51%

Potential reduce by 27.7 kB

  • Original 54.7 kB
  • After minification 48.6 kB
  • After compression 27.0 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 27.7 kB or 51% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-88%

Potential reduce by 8.8 kB

  • Original 10.0 kB
  • After minification 3.8 kB
  • After compression 1.2 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. Aardvark.co.nz needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 8.8 kB or 88% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 19 (54%)

Requests Now

35

After Optimization

16

The browser has sent 35 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Aardvark. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 15 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

aardvark.co.nz accessibility score

63

Accessibility Issues

ARIA

These are opportunities to improve the usage of ARIA in your application which may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

[aria-*] attributes do not match their roles

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

<frame> or <iframe> elements do not have a title

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Form elements do not have associated labels

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best Practices

aardvark.co.nz best practices score

67

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

SEO Factors

aardvark.co.nz SEO score

69

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Content Best Practices

Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.

Impact

Issue

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Aardvark.co.nz 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 Aardvark.co.nz 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 Aardvark. 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: