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Bacs is responsible for the schemes behind the clearing and settlement of UK automated payment methods, Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit.

Page load speed analysis

  • 56/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    169 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.1 sec

  • Page rendered

    118 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.4 sec

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We analyzed Bacs.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 169 ms and then it took 2.2 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 72.5 kB
    Images 101.0 kB
    Javascripts 892.0 kB
    CSS 340.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Bacs.co.uk main page is 1.4 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. 50% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 892.0 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 72.5 kB
    • After minification 70.2 kB
    • After compression 19.9 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 52.6 kB or 73% of the original size.

    • Original 101.0 kB
    • After optimization 83.3 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. Obviously, Bacs needs image optimization as it can save up to 17.7 kB or 17% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 892.0 kB
    • After minification 799.4 kB
    • After compression 196.6 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 695.4 kB or 78% of the original size.

    • Original 340.4 kB
    • After minification 266.3 kB
    • After compression 43.7 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. Bacs.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 296.7 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • bacs.co.uk
  • www.bacs.co.uk
  • bacs
  • default.aspx
  • Corporate
  • default.aspx
  • BACSHH.css
  • CssEditor.css
  • PanelBar.Bacs.css
  • core.css
  • BacsHH.css
  • jquery-1.4.2.min.js
  • urgent.js
  • Urgent.css
  • init.js
  • core.js
  • non_ie.js
  • search.js
  • WebResource.axd
  • WebResource.axd
  • WebResource.axd
  • WebResource.axd
  • WebResource.axd
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • conversion.js
  • searchtick2.png
  • bacsLogoRecoloured.png
  • WebResource.axd
  • Doc_library_sky_120x240.jpg
  • PaymentServiceProvider.gif
  • Red_Doc_Library_230x100.gif
  • FG_Grey_230x180.jpg
  • BacsBar960Thin.jpg
  • linksdivider.gif
  • HHemail.jpg
  • HHshare.jpg
  • HHprint.jpg
  • HHsubscribe.jpg
  • HHtwitter.jpg
  • HHgoogle.jpg
  • HHlinked-in.jpg
  • HHodd.jpg
  • MenuBlock.png
  • piwik.js
  • BacsPrint.css
  • CookieBacs2.jpg
  • piwik.php

Our browser made a total of 55 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 91% of them (50 requests) were addressed to the original Bacs.co.uk, 4% (2 requests) were made to Analytics.bacs.co.uk and 2% (1 request) were made to Googleadservices.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (521 ms) belongs to the original domain Bacs.co.uk.

Additional info on bacs.co.uk

Requests

The browser has sent 48 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Bacs. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 17 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 10 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

17

Javascripts

20

Images

10

CSS

1

AJAX

48

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

20

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

25

Optimized

23

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in five steps. The first redirect led to http://www.bacs.co.uk/, then it was forwarded to /bacs, and afterwards it was sent to http://www.bacs.co.uk/bacs/Pages/default.aspx and a few other URLs (see the full list below) before we finally managed to reach this website. We strongly recommend that the redirects should be reduced, as the more redirects a site has, the slower it loads.

IP address

Bacs.co.uk uses IP address which is currently shared with 3 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

bacs.co.uk

sortcodesinfo.co.uk

directdebit.co.uk

currentaccountswitch.co.uk

185.52.109.96

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

bacs.co.uk

185.52.109.96 296
NS

bacs.co.uk

udns2.ultradns.net 300
NS

bacs.co.uk

ns1.bt.net 300
NS

bacs.co.uk

udns1.ultradns.net 300
SOA

bacs.co.uk

300 Mname: udns1.ultradns.net
Rname: keith\.redrup.vocalink.com
Serial: 2013102268
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 1800
Expire: 2592000
Minimum-ttl: 3600

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Bacs.co.uk can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Bacs.co.uk 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

Bacs.co.uk has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 96.9% of all visits is United Kingdom. It’s good for Bacs.co.uk that their server is also located in United Kingdom, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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