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eric.ed.gov: ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Page load speed analysis

  • 76/100

    Good result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    231 ms

  • Resources loaded

    796 ms

  • Page rendered

    118 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.1 sec

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We analyzed Eric.ed.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 231 ms and then it took 914 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 15% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 4.1 kB
    Images 15.0 kB
    Javascripts 152.6 kB
    CSS 15.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of Eric.ed.gov main page is 187.3 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. Only 10% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 152.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 4.1 kB
    • After minification 3.6 kB
    • After compression 1.3 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 514 B, which is 13% 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 2.7 kB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 15.0 kB
    • After optimization 13.6 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. ERIC Ed images are well optimized though.

    • Original 152.6 kB
    • After minification 145.8 kB
    • After compression 52.1 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 100.5 kB or 66% of the original size.

    • Original 15.6 kB
    • After minification 10.7 kB
    • After compression 3.1 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. Eric.ed.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 12.5 kB or 80% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • eric.ed.gov
  • eric.css
  • jquery-1.9.0.min.js
  • respond.min.js
  • eric.js
  • Universal-Federated-Analytics-Min.js
  • eric_large.png
  • colActTabBG.png
  • defaultGreyTabBG.png
  • icon_facebook.gif
  • icon_twitter.gif
  • logo_ed.gif
  • logo_ies.gif
  • analytics.js
  • collect
  • collect

Our browser made a total of 16 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 81% of them (13 requests) were addressed to the original Eric.ed.gov, 19% (3 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (385 ms) belongs to the original domain Eric.ed.gov.

Additional info on eric.ed.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 15 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of ERIC Ed. 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 as a result speed up the page load time.

5

Javascripts

9

Images

1

CSS

15

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

4

Images

1

CSS

9

Optimized

6

All

Good result

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to Eric.ed.gov. This is the best domain hosting practice .

Normal result

IP Trace

eric.ed.gov

63.145.228.16

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

eric.ed.gov.qipservices.com

63.145.228.16 300
CNAME

eric.ed.gov

eric.ed.gov.qipservices.com 300
TXT

eric.ed.gov.qipservices.com

300 Txt: google-site-verification=Zf58zbg3VEhF6awykwYcuwjaCwnXDmIDeyhcjsaxy94
AAAA

eric.ed.gov.qipservices.com

101 Ipv6: 2001:428:7003:11::16
CAA

eric.ed.gov.qipservices.com

300 Flags: 0
Tag: issue
Value: digicert.com

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Eric.ed.gov can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Eric.ed.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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Eric.ed.gov 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 68.9% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Eric.ed.gov 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 ERIC Ed. 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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