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Page load speed analysis

  • 56/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    211 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    444 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.4 sec

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We analyzed Aol.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 211 ms and then it took 3.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 50% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 140.2 kB
    Images 4.1 MB
    Javascripts 1.3 MB
    CSS 880.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of Aol.ca main page is 6.4 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. 85% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 4.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 140.2 kB
    • After minification 139.5 kB
    • After compression 42.9 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. 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 97.3 kB or 69% of the original size.

    • Original 4.1 MB
    • After optimization 2.7 MB

    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. Obviously, AOL needs image optimization as it can save up to 1.4 MB or 35% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 1.3 MB
    • After minification 1.3 MB
    • After compression 390.9 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 898.1 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 880.8 kB
    • After minification 843.8 kB
    • After compression 160.8 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. Aol.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 720.0 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 148 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 3% of them (5 requests) were addressed to the original Aol.ca, 10% (15 requests) were made to Portal.aolcdn.com and 8% (12 requests) were made to O.aolcdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.1 sec) relates to the external source Load.s3.amazonaws.com.

Additional info on aol.ca

Requests

The browser has sent 131 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of AOL. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 34 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

34

Javascripts

72

Images

8

CSS

17

AJAX

131

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

18

Images

1

CSS

17

AJAX

94

Optimized

37

All

Normal result

Redirects

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

IP address

Aol.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.

Poor result

IP Trace

aol.ca

aol.jp

aol.com

autoblog.com

engadget.com

76.13.32.141

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

aol.ca

74.6.136.150 300
A

aol.ca

98.136.103.23 300
A

aol.ca

106.10.248.150 300
A

aol.ca

124.108.115.100 300
A

aol.ca

212.82.100.150 300

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

ISO-8859-1

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Aol.ca 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 Aol.ca main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Aol.ca 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 74% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 1550 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 Aol.ca page load time anyway.

Normal result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of AOL. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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