Report Summary

  • 20

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    38% of other websites

  • 72

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 38% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    56% of websites

  • 84

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    53% of websites

better.net

Better Chicago: Live, love, work and play with greater purpose

Page Load Speed

5.2 sec in total

First Response

396 ms

Resources Loaded

3.7 sec

Page Rendered

1 sec

better.net screenshot

About Website

Visit better.net now to see the best up-to-date Better content for United States and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about better.net

The premier magazine, website and community resources for Chicagoland. Look no further for the best in food, fashion, fun and giving back.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Better.net page load time and found that the first response time was 396 ms and then it took 4.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 70% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

better.net performance score

20

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.0 s

51/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value23.0 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value40.8 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value70,540 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.068

96/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value87.8 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

better.net

396 ms

autoptimize_f44cbefa7dfa4358c74bf60462f6d99d.css

45 ms

css

118 ms

all.css

252 ms

js

139 ms

Our browser made a total of 104 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 33% of them (34 requests) were addressed to the original Better.net, 10% (10 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 9% (9 requests) were made to Tpc.googlesyndication.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.3 sec) belongs to the original domain Better.net.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 248.8 kB (7%)

Content Size

3.7 MB

After Optimization

3.5 MB

In fact, the total size of Better.net main page is 3.7 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 3.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-80%

Potential reduce by 86.0 kB

  • Original 107.9 kB
  • After minification 107.9 kB
  • After compression 21.9 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 86.0 kB or 80% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 142.9 kB

  • Original 3.3 MB
  • After minification 3.2 MB

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. Better images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-8%

Potential reduce by 17.1 kB

  • Original 202.4 kB
  • After minification 202.1 kB
  • After compression 185.3 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. This website has mostly compressed JavaScripts.

CSS Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 2.9 kB

  • Original 77.1 kB
  • After minification 77.1 kB
  • After compression 74.3 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. Better.net has all CSS files already compressed.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 38 (43%)

Requests Now

88

After Optimization

50

The browser has sent 88 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Better. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 32 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

better.net accessibility score

72

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

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

Buttons do not have an accessible name

High

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

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

[id] attributes on active, focusable elements are not unique

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best Practices

better.net best practices score

83

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

better.net SEO score

84

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

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

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Better.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 Better.net 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 data is detected on the main page of Better. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: