Analyze BrassTacks - Zaid Hamid's Private Security and threat analysis Think Tank

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Page load speed analysis

  • 28/100

    Poor result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    1.4 sec

  • Resources loaded

    65.7 sec

  • Page rendered

    22.4 sec

  • Total page load time

    89.4 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 1.4 sec and then it took 88.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster. Unfortunately, there were 16 request timeouts, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.

Page optimization

  • HTML 143.0 kB
    Images 2.0 MB
    Javascripts 1.6 MB
    CSS 65.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 3.9 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 2.0 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 143.0 kB
    • After minification 128.3 kB
    • After compression 23.6 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 119.4 kB or 83% of the original size.

    • Original 2.0 MB
    • After optimization 2.0 MB

    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. Brass Tacks images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.6 MB
    • After minification 1.6 MB
    • After compression 524.0 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 1.1 MB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 65.4 kB
    • After minification 61.5 kB
    • After compression 10.5 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 54.9 kB or 84% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 171 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 29% of them (50 requests) were addressed to the original, 11% (19 requests) were made to and 7% (12 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (21.2 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 145 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Brass Tacks. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 28 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 10 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Normal result

IP address uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 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

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 300
NS 300
NS 300

300 Mname:
Serial: 2013102801
Refresh: 10800
Retry: 3600
Expire: 1209600
Minimum-ttl: 7200
MX 300 Pri: 10

Language and encoding

Normal result


EN en language flag


N/A  language flag





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 neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. 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.

HTTPS certificate

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

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 100% of all visits is Pakistan. It lies approximately 2700 miles away from the server location (Bulgaria) and such a distance cannot critically affect website speed, but moving the server closer to their user base in Pakistan can speed up page load time anyway.

Normal result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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