Report Summary

  • 64

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    79% of other websites

  • 100

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 97% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 100

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    95% of websites

digitalgov.gov

Digital.gov — Guidance on building better digital services in government

Page Load Speed

5.9 sec in total

First Response

157 ms

Resources Loaded

4.9 sec

Page Rendered

855 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Digitalgov.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 157 ms and then it took 5.7 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 75% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

digitalgov.gov performance score

64

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.9 s

52/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value5.5 s

18/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.9 s

83/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value140 ms

95/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.01

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value10.0 s

27/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

digitalgov.gov

157 ms

www.digitalgov.gov

3169 ms

wp-emoji-release.min.js

183 ms

widget.css

63 ms

styles.css

87 ms

Our browser made a total of 106 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 76% of them (81 requests) were addressed to the original Digitalgov.gov, 7% (7 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 4% (4 requests) were made to Platform.twitter.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (3.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Digitalgov.gov.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 745.6 kB (53%)

Content Size

1.4 MB

After Optimization

674.0 kB

In fact, the total size of Digitalgov.gov main page is 1.4 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 557.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 75.7 kB

  • Original 92.3 kB
  • After minification 86.0 kB
  • After compression 16.6 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. 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 75.7 kB or 82% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-6%

Potential reduce by 26.7 kB

  • Original 419.3 kB
  • After minification 392.6 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. Digital Gov images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-65%

Potential reduce by 362.3 kB

  • Original 557.9 kB
  • After minification 550.5 kB
  • After compression 195.6 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 362.3 kB or 65% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-80%

Potential reduce by 280.9 kB

  • Original 350.1 kB
  • After minification 303.2 kB
  • After compression 69.2 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. Digitalgov.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 280.9 kB or 80% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 68 (71%)

Requests Now

96

After Optimization

28

The browser has sent 96 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Digital Gov. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 34 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 27 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

digitalgov.gov accessibility score

100

Accessibility Issues

Best Practices

digitalgov.gov best practices score

75

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

digitalgov.gov 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

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

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