Report Summary

  • 22

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    41% of other websites

  • 88

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 70% of websites

  • 58

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    19% of websites

  • 71

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    30% of websites

blog.act.edu

Studies in Greece | Blog | American College of Thessaloniki, Greece

Page Load Speed

2.9 sec in total

First Response

1.1 sec

Resources Loaded

1.5 sec

Page Rendered

377 ms

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Blog.act.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 1.1 sec and then it took 1.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 30% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

blog.act.edu performance score

22

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.7 s

30/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value5.2 s

22/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value16.0 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value30,620 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.096

90/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value41.3 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

blog.act.edu

1077 ms

css_xE-rWrJf-fncB6ztZfd2huxqgxu4WO-qwma6Xer30m4.css

64 ms

css_-TNq6F6EH1K3WcBMUMQP90OkyCq0Lyv1YnyoEj3kxiU.css

76 ms

css_vZ7OMldNxT0kN_1nW7_5iIquAxAdcU-aJ-ucVab5t40.css

74 ms

css_QdCOhY7Aw02O85eqws-JuYJfa9GZHFVWTgpsEL8B6RM.css

76 ms

Our browser made a total of 32 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 84% of them (27 requests) were addressed to the original Blog.act.edu, 6% (2 requests) were made to W.sharethis.com and 6% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.1 sec) belongs to the original domain Blog.act.edu.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 73.1 kB (22%)

Content Size

336.0 kB

After Optimization

262.9 kB

In fact, the total size of Blog.act.edu main page is 336.0 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. Images take 179.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 45.8 kB

  • Original 55.3 kB
  • After minification 53.9 kB
  • After compression 9.6 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 45.8 kB or 83% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-8%

Potential reduce by 14.0 kB

  • Original 179.3 kB
  • After minification 165.3 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. Blog Act images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-14%

Potential reduce by 13.1 kB

  • Original 95.6 kB
  • After minification 95.6 kB
  • After compression 82.5 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 13.1 kB or 14% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-3%

Potential reduce by 196 B

  • Original 5.7 kB
  • After minification 5.7 kB
  • After compression 5.5 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. Blog.act.edu has all CSS files already compressed.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 10 (34%)

Requests Now

29

After Optimization

19

The browser has sent 29 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Blog Act. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 6 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

blog.act.edu accessibility score

88

Accessibility Issues

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Internationalization and localization

These are opportunities to improve the interpretation of your content by users in different locales.

Impact

Issue

High

<html> element does not have a [lang] attribute

Best Practices

blog.act.edu best practices score

58

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

SEO Factors

blog.act.edu SEO score

71

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

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 Blog.act.edu 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 Blog.act.edu 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 Blog Act. 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: