Barkster is a specialist online pet shop dedicated entirely to dogs. You Bark. We Fetch. We stock Dog Beds, Dog Food, Dog Collars, Dog Toys & Dog Treats.

Page load speed analysis

  • 64/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    309 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    316 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.4 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 309 ms and then it took 3.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 50% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 36.2 kB
    Images 316.9 kB
    Javascripts 374.9 kB
    CSS 56.2 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 784.3 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 60% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 374.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 36.2 kB
    • After minification 31.6 kB
    • After compression 9.1 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 4.6 kB, which is 13% 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 27.2 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 316.9 kB
    • After optimization 313.6 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. Shop Barkster images are well optimized though.

    • Original 374.9 kB
    • After minification 344.6 kB
    • After compression 105.8 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 269.2 kB or 72% of the original size.

    • Original 56.2 kB
    • After minification 48.4 kB
    • After compression 15.0 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 41.2 kB or 73% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • styles.css
  • css
  • html5shiv.js
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  • jquery.min.js
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  • jquery.flexslider-min.js
  • jquery.zoom.js
  • jquery.tweet.js
  • jquery.fancybox.js
  • scripts.js
  • shopify_stats.js
  • analytics.js
  • ll.sdk-1.1.js
  • 3f98e82b60fcdc57953842ba9ea1c8f7.js
  • icon-search.png
  • icon-cart-small.png
  • logo.png
  • slideshow_1.jpg
  • BETA_RARF_Large_Breed_Adult_14kg_front__27519.1411583440.1280.1280_1_large.jpg
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  • icon-cc-paypal.gif
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  • JCB.gif
  • MViwy4K6e56oHcyeMzjbCQ.ttf
  • F-uvpIj1hF17IDyvQvI50Q.ttf
  • widget_async.js
  • collect
  • widget.js
  • widget.css
  • record.gif
  • spr.js
  • widget.js
  • 3stuswaxrs6uar2ce45xrxnm2r3azkak.js
  • plugin
  • params
  • init
  • spr.css
  • jquery.min.js
  • params
  • addshoppers_tag.js
  • search.js
  • search.js
  • pixel
  • usersync
  • 1
  • tap.php
  • pixel
  • google
  • 3stuswaxrs6uar2ce45xrxnm2r3azkak.js

Our browser made a total of 58 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 2% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original, 45% (26 requests) were made to and 5% (3 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.4 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 49 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Shop Barkster. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 24 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 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: 2011101001
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 900
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 86400
PTR 300

Language and encoding

Normal result


N/A  language flag


EN en 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. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else), while the claimed language is English. 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

The server of is located in Switzerland, but, unfortunately, we cannot identify the countries where the visitors come from and thus it’s impossible to define if the distance can potentially affect the page load time.

Good result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

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