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dakar.fr: Official website of the Dakar Rally

Official website of the Dakar Rally (ex Paris Dakar)

Page load speed analysis

  • 60/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    287 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    696 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.7 sec

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We analyzed Dakar.fr page load time and found that the first response time was 287 ms 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.

Page optimization

  • HTML 113.6 kB
    Images 778.4 kB
    Javascripts 748.3 kB
    CSS 81.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of Dakar.fr main page is 1.7 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 778.4 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 113.6 kB
    • After minification 104.7 kB
    • After compression 16.9 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 96.7 kB or 85% of the original size.

    • Original 778.4 kB
    • After optimization 746.7 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. Dakar images are well optimized though.

    • Original 748.3 kB
    • After minification 734.1 kB
    • After compression 211.7 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 536.7 kB or 72% of the original size.

    • Original 81.9 kB
    • After minification 79.0 kB
    • After compression 16.5 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. Dakar.fr needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 65.3 kB or 80% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • dakar.fr
  • index_DAKus.html
  • screen-v2.css
  • social.css
  • us.css
  • live.css
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  • jquery.jscrollpane.css
  • jquery-min.js
  • jquery-ui.min.js
  • swfobject.js
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  • jquery.jcarousel.js
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  • jquery.lightbox-0.5.min.js
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  • wlstats.min.js
  • smartadserver.js
  • print.css
  • background.jpg
  • logo_dakar.png
  • fr.png
  • arrow.png
  • gb.png
  • es.gif
  • home.png
  • 2016_edition.png
  • top_sous_menu.png
  • the_dakar.png
  • competitors.png
  • galleries.png
  • dakar_series.png
  • shopping.png
  • vip_offers.png
  • prev-blanc.gif
  • barre-rouge.gif
  • next-blanc.gif
  • p.gif
  • plaque.png
  • sprite-diffuseurs.png
  • more-videos-player.png
  • more-pictures.png
  • footer-dakarmag.png
  • 116-p.jpg
  • img_fixe_300x75.jpg
  • push-medias-us.jpg
  • background-column-center.png
  • bottom-column-center.jpg
  • fond-titre-center.gif
  • pointille-red.gif
  • background-one-row.png
  • sand.jpg
  • sand_top.png
  • pix_clear.gif
  • sprite-cartes-resume-vignettes.jpg
  • sprite_parcours.jpg
  • 630x250-boutique.jpg
  • sprite-sponsors-slide.png
  • icomoon.ttf
  • clan-book-webfont.woff
  • environment.jpg
  • security.jpg
  • solidarity.jpg
  • footer.jpg
  • credits_fcinq.png
  • 320x240-WbV.jpg
  • foglio.js
  • cookie-us.html
  • bar-social.html
  • bloc-photos.txt
  • bloc-player-home.html
  • fond-1.jpg
  • separation_menu.png
  • show5.asp
  • close-cookies.png
  • hit.xiti
  • 114-ml.jpg
  • 113-ml.jpg
  • FLM-thumb.jpg
  • 117-p.jpg
  • news_background.png
  • jsinfo.asp
  • CookieSync.html
  • dakar_728x90_uk_091213.jpg
  • quant.js
  • CookieSync.min.js
  • sync
  • pixel.htm
  • usermatch
  • pixelpush
  • p68r
  • generic
  • pixel
  • usermatch
  • generic
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  • pixel
  • pixel
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  • check
  • rum
  • pixel
  • rum
  • Pug
  • rtset
  • u.php
  • um
  • pixel
  • rum
  • rum
  • rum
  • crum
  • merge
  • tap.php
  • sync
  • xrefid.xgi
  • mapuser
  • bd
  • match
  • sd
  • rum
  • bd
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  • lr.gif
  • pixel.gif
  • crum

Our browser made a total of 152 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Dakar.fr, 56% (85 requests) were made to Dakar.com and 7% (11 requests) were made to Rtb-csync.smartadserver.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (922 ms) relates to the external source Advertising.letour.fr.

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Related solutions

Requests

The browser has sent 139 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Dakar. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 26 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 7 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

26

Javascripts

95

Images

7

CSS

11

AJAX

139

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

43

Images

1

CSS

11

AJAX

83

Optimized

56

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.dakar.com/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Dakar.fr 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

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151.101.202.133

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

dakar.fr

35.241.3.120 298
NS

dakar.fr

ns2.observatoiredesmarques.fr 300
NS

dakar.fr

ns3.nameshield.net 300
NS

dakar.fr

obs.ns1.fr 300
SOA

dakar.fr

300 Mname: obs.ns1.fr
Rname: technical.nameshield.net
Serial: 2020092910
Refresh: 28800
Retry: 7200
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 7200

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 Dakar.fr 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 Dakar.fr 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

Dakar.fr 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 Dakar.fr is located in United States, 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

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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