Report Summary

  • 76

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    85% of other websites

  • 100

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 97% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    82% of websites

  • 100

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    95% of websites

ceredigion.gov.uk

Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council

Page Load Speed

5.3 sec in total

First Response

1.8 sec

Resources Loaded

3.4 sec

Page Rendered

106 ms

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About Website

Welcome to ceredigion.gov.uk homepage info - get ready to check Ceredigion best content for United Kingdom right away, or after learning these important things about ceredigion.gov.uk

Ceredigion County Council, mid Wales covers an area of 696 square miles and has a population of around 75,000.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Ceredigion.gov.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 1.8 sec and then it took 3.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

ceredigion.gov.uk performance score

76

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.3 s

40/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value4.4 s

40/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.2 s

78/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value0 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value3.8 s

89/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

default.aspx

1818 ms

controls.css

182 ms

page-layouts-21.css

268 ms

search.css

462 ms

corev4.css

629 ms

Our browser made a total of 37 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 92% of them (34 requests) were addressed to the original Ceredigion.gov.uk, 5% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 3% (1 request) were made to Fonts.googleapis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.8 sec) belongs to the original domain Ceredigion.gov.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 625.3 kB (71%)

Content Size

881.9 kB

After Optimization

256.6 kB

In fact, the total size of Ceredigion.gov.uk main page is 881.9 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. 20% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 427.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-73%

Potential reduce by 32.0 kB

  • Original 43.7 kB
  • After minification 37.5 kB
  • After compression 11.7 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 6.2 kB, which is 14% 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 32.0 kB or 73% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 1.4 kB

  • Original 76.1 kB
  • After minification 74.6 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. Ceredigion images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-71%

Potential reduce by 302.1 kB

  • Original 427.3 kB
  • After minification 391.2 kB
  • After compression 125.1 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 302.1 kB or 71% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-87%

Potential reduce by 289.7 kB

  • Original 334.8 kB
  • After minification 241.2 kB
  • After compression 45.1 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. Ceredigion.gov.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 289.7 kB or 87% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 23 (66%)

Requests Now

35

After Optimization

12

The browser has sent 35 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Ceredigion. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 16 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 9 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

ceredigion.gov.uk accessibility score

100

Accessibility Issues

Best Practices

ceredigion.gov.uk best practices score

92

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

SEO Factors

ceredigion.gov.uk SEO score

100

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    CY

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Ceredigion.gov.uk can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that Welsh is used on the page, and it does not match the claimed English language. Our system also found out that Ceredigion.gov.uk 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 description is not detected on the main page of Ceredigion. 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: