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gs.columbia.edu: School of General Studies

Page load speed analysis

  • 73/100

    Good result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    254 ms

  • Resources loaded

    654 ms

  • Page rendered

    116 ms

  • Total page load time

    1 sec

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We analyzed Gs.columbia.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 254 ms and then it took 770 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 10% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 34.6 kB
    Images 453.9 kB
    Javascripts 226.4 kB
    CSS 112.7 kB

    In fact, the total size of Gs.columbia.edu main page is 827.6 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. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 453.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 34.6 kB
    • After minification 31.9 kB
    • After compression 8.6 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 26.0 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 453.9 kB
    • After optimization 409.6 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. Gs Columbia images are well optimized though.

    • Original 226.4 kB
    • After minification 179.6 kB
    • After compression 58.7 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 167.8 kB or 74% of the original size.

    • Original 112.7 kB
    • After minification 108.2 kB
    • After compression 19.4 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. Gs.columbia.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 93.3 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 51 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 80% of them (41 requests) were addressed to the original Gs.columbia.edu, 6% (3 requests) were made to Cm.g.doubleclick.net and 4% (2 requests) were made to Seg.sharethis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (254 ms) belongs to the original domain Gs.columbia.edu.

Additional info on gs.columbia.edu

Requests

The browser has sent 47 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Gs Columbia. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

5

Javascripts

38

Images

4

CSS

47

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

31

Images

1

CSS

14

Optimized

33

All

Normal result

IP address

Gs.columbia.edu 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

gs.columbia.edu

128.59.105.227 60
MX

gs.columbia.edu

mxa-00364e01.gslb.pphosted.com 300 Pri: 10
MX

gs.columbia.edu

mxb-00364e01.gslb.pphosted.com 300 Pri: 10
TXT

gs.columbia.edu

300 Txt: facebook-domain-verification=6o4nxn8r4gqoxu4k0kyajplg3ort3s

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Gs.columbia.edu 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 Gs.columbia.edu 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

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

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 50.8% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Gs.columbia.edu that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Gs Columbia. 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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