Report Summary

  • 12

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    25% of other websites

  • 80

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 50% of websites

  • 50

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    18% of websites

  • 85

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    56% of websites

buco.co.za

BUCO Hardware and Buildware | Get Back to the Build | Let's Build Together

Page Load Speed

8.2 sec in total

First Response

738 ms

Resources Loaded

7.2 sec

Page Rendered

186 ms

buco.co.za screenshot

About Website

Click here to check amazing BUCO content for South Africa. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about buco.co.za

BUCO portrays the importance of partnerships through our expertise and merchandise, such as tools, hardware, electrical, and plumbing for your daily contractors to your DIY enthusiasts

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Key Findings

We analyzed Buco.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 738 ms and then it took 7.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 80% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

buco.co.za performance score

12

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value9.2 s

0/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value13.6 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value19.9 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value6,600 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.142

78/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value30.5 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

buco.co.za

738 ms

www.buco.co.za

1104 ms

analytics.js

12 ms

vendor.css

221 ms

main.css

708 ms

Our browser made a total of 87 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 45% of them (39 requests) were addressed to the original Buco.co.za, 13% (11 requests) were made to Cmsignition.co.za and 11% (10 requests) were made to Fineclient.co.za. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.8 sec) relates to the external source Cmsignition.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 733.7 kB (33%)

Content Size

2.3 MB

After Optimization

1.5 MB

In fact, the total size of Buco.co.za main page is 2.3 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. Images take 1.5 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 43.3 kB

  • Original 53.4 kB
  • After minification 47.4 kB
  • After compression 10.1 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 6.0 kB, which is 11% 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 43.3 kB or 81% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-9%

Potential reduce by 124.4 kB

  • Original 1.5 MB
  • After minification 1.3 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. BUCO images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-67%

Potential reduce by 272.3 kB

  • Original 406.6 kB
  • After minification 371.8 kB
  • After compression 134.3 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. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 272.3 kB or 67% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-87%

Potential reduce by 293.7 kB

  • Original 339.1 kB
  • After minification 265.4 kB
  • After compression 45.3 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. Buco.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 293.7 kB or 87% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 13 (19%)

Requests Now

69

After Optimization

56

The browser has sent 69 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of BUCO. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 10 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

buco.co.za accessibility score

80

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-hidden="true"] elements contain focusable descendents

High

[role]s do not have all required [aria-*] attributes

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.

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Tables and lists

These are opportunities to improve the experience of reading tabular or list data using assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

List items (<li>) are not contained within <ul> or <ol> parent elements.

Best Practices

buco.co.za best practices score

50

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

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

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Issues were logged in the Issues panel in Chrome Devtools

SEO Factors

buco.co.za SEO score

85

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

    N/A

  • Encoding

    ISO-8859-1

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