Report Summary

  • 91

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    91% of other websites

  • 58

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 25% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 87

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    66% of websites

backpacking.net

BACKPACKING LIGHTWEIGHT - Backpacking & Hiking Resources

Page Load Speed

1.1 sec in total

First Response

107 ms

Resources Loaded

646 ms

Page Rendered

357 ms

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About Website

Welcome to backpacking.net homepage info - get ready to check BACKPACKING best content for United States right away, or after learning these important things about backpacking.net

BACKPACKING LIGHTWEIGHT promotes ultralight backpacking & hiking featuring backpacking equipment for lightweight backpacking & hiking resources for year-round backpacking safety & enjoyment.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Backpacking.net page load time and found that the first response time was 107 ms and then it took 1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 15% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

backpacking.net performance score

91

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value1.6 s

94/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value1.6 s

99/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value1.9 s

100/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value120 ms

97/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.226

55/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value3.5 s

92/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

backpacking.net

107 ms

stylesheet.css

24 ms

analytics.js

38 ms

355179234672932.228.226161255.png

352 ms

photon-logo-200x48.jpg

111 ms

Our browser made a total of 91 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 46% of them (42 requests) were addressed to the original Backpacking.net, 10% (9 requests) were made to Image2.pubmatic.com and 5% (5 requests) were made to Cdn.avantlink.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (352 ms) relates to the external source Badge.facebook.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 458.4 kB (38%)

Content Size

1.2 MB

After Optimization

739.9 kB

In fact, the total size of Backpacking.net main page is 1.2 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. 45% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 575.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-75%

Potential reduce by 66.3 kB

  • Original 88.6 kB
  • After minification 82.8 kB
  • After compression 22.2 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 66.3 kB or 75% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-8%

Potential reduce by 47.8 kB

  • Original 575.7 kB
  • After minification 527.9 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. BACKPACKING images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-64%

Potential reduce by 340.8 kB

  • Original 529.3 kB
  • After minification 529.3 kB
  • After compression 188.5 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 340.8 kB or 64% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-74%

Potential reduce by 3.5 kB

  • Original 4.7 kB
  • After minification 4.1 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. Backpacking.net needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 3.5 kB or 74% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 32 (37%)

Requests Now

86

After Optimization

54

The browser has sent 86 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of BACKPACKING. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 12 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

backpacking.net accessibility score

58

Accessibility Issues

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.

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

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Form elements do not have associated labels

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

backpacking.net best practices score

75

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

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

High

Serves images with low resolution

SEO Factors

backpacking.net SEO score

87

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

Mobile Friendly

Make sure your pages are mobile friendly so users don’t have to pinch or zoom in order to read the content pages. [Learn more](https://developers.google.com/search/mobile-sites/).

Impact

Issue

High

Document uses legible font sizes

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    ISO-8859-1

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

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of BACKPACKING. 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: