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Page Load Speed

5.6 sec in total

First Response

72 ms

Resources Loaded

4 sec

Page Rendered

1.5 sec screenshot

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Key Findings

We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 72 ms and then it took 5.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 75% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics performance score


Network Requests Diagram

72 ms

180 ms


155 ms


170 ms


162 ms

Our browser made a total of 110 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original, 11% (12 requests) were made to and 6% (7 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.6 sec) relates to the external source

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 585.1 kB (42%)

Content Size

1.4 MB

After Optimization

804.1 kB

In fact, the total size of 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. 80% 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. HTML takes 618.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization


Potential reduce by 556.5 kB

  • Original 618.6 kB
  • After minification 520.2 kB
  • After compression 62.1 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 98.4 kB, which is 16% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 556.5 kB or 90% of the original size.

Image Optimization


Potential reduce by 74 B

  • Original 487.8 kB
  • After minification 487.7 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. Billings Gazette images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization


Potential reduce by 12.8 kB

  • Original 203.8 kB
  • After minification 203.8 kB
  • After compression 191.0 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


Potential reduce by 15.7 kB

  • Original 79.1 kB
  • After minification 79.1 kB
  • After compression 63.4 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 15.7 kB or 20% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 69 (73%)

Requests Now


After Optimization


The browser has sent 94 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Billings Gazette. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 51 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors SEO score


Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected


  • Language Claimed


  • Encoding


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