Report Summary

  • 68

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    81% of other websites

  • 100

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 97% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    57% of websites

  • 93

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    84% of websites

search.digitalgov.gov

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Page Load Speed

539 ms in total

First Response

91 ms

Resources Loaded

343 ms

Page Rendered

105 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Search.digitalgov.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 91 ms and then it took 448 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only 5% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

search.digitalgov.gov performance score

68

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.2 s

76/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value3.9 s

53/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.2 s

91/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value200 ms

90/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.422

23/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value5.2 s

74/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

search.digitalgov.gov

91 ms

css

83 ms

bootstrap.css

57 ms

font-awesome.min.css

69 ms

custom.css

71 ms

Our browser made a total of 14 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 50% of them (7 requests) were addressed to the original Search.digitalgov.gov, 14% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 14% (2 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (129 ms) relates to the external source F22818b4dfc10241d8a3-f1564c64756a8cfee25b6b19953b1d23.r31.cf2.rackcdn.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 209.9 kB (72%)

Content Size

293.1 kB

After Optimization

83.3 kB

In fact, the total size of Search.digitalgov.gov main page is 293.1 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. CSS take 165.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-67%

Potential reduce by 5.9 kB

  • Original 8.8 kB
  • After minification 7.5 kB
  • After compression 2.9 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 1.3 kB, which is 15% 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 5.9 kB or 67% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-7%

Potential reduce by 374 B

  • Original 5.5 kB
  • After minification 5.1 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. Search Digital Gov images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-55%

Potential reduce by 62.5 kB

  • Original 113.2 kB
  • After minification 113.2 kB
  • After compression 50.6 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 62.5 kB or 55% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-85%

Potential reduce by 141.1 kB

  • Original 165.7 kB
  • After minification 140.7 kB
  • After compression 24.6 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. Search.digitalgov.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 141.1 kB or 85% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 3 (33%)

Requests Now

9

After Optimization

6

The browser has sent 9 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Search 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 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

search.digitalgov.gov accessibility score

100

Accessibility Issues

Best Practices

search.digitalgov.gov best practices score

83

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

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

search.digitalgov.gov SEO score

93

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Content Best Practices

Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.

Impact

Issue

High

Links do not have descriptive text

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 Search.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 Search.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 description is not detected on the main page of Search Digital Gov. 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: