Report Summary

  • 24

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    43% of other websites

  • 100

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 97% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    81% of websites

  • 90

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    68% of websites

blog.grants.gov

Grants.gov Community Blog – Connecting the grant community to #LearnGrants

Page Load Speed

2.1 sec in total

First Response

9 ms

Resources Loaded

1.7 sec

Page Rendered

363 ms

blog.grants.gov screenshot

About Website

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Official blog of Grants.gov featuring news, tips & training for federal grant applicants and grant-making agencies in the U.S. federal government. #LearnGrants

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Key Findings

We analyzed Blog.grants.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 9 ms and then it took 2.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 40% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

blog.grants.gov performance score

24

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.6 s

14/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value7.9 s

3/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value6.5 s

38/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value3,100 ms

2/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.071

96/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value9.4 s

30/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

grantsgovprod.wordpress.com

9 ms

grantsgovprod.wordpress.com

500 ms

webfont.js

208 ms

wp-emoji-release.min.js

138 ms

400 ms

Our browser made a total of 42 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Blog.grants.gov, 17% (7 requests) were made to S0.wp.com and 10% (4 requests) were made to S1.wp.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (500 ms) relates to the external source Grantsgovprod.wordpress.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 72.9 kB (37%)

Content Size

199.6 kB

After Optimization

126.8 kB

In fact, the total size of Blog.grants.gov main page is 199.6 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. 35% of websites need less resources to load. HTML takes 83.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-78%

Potential reduce by 65.6 kB

  • Original 83.7 kB
  • After minification 81.1 kB
  • After compression 18.1 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 65.6 kB or 78% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-16%

Potential reduce by 5.2 kB

  • Original 32.1 kB
  • After minification 26.9 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. Obviously, Blog Grants needs image optimization as it can save up to 5.2 kB or 16% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 1.9 kB

  • Original 76.0 kB
  • After minification 76.0 kB
  • After compression 74.1 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. This website has mostly compressed JavaScripts.

CSS Optimization

-3%

Potential reduce by 195 B

  • Original 7.8 kB
  • After minification 7.8 kB
  • After compression 7.6 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. Blog.grants.gov has all CSS files already compressed.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 20 (53%)

Requests Now

38

After Optimization

18

The browser has sent 38 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Blog Grants. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 10 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 12 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

blog.grants.gov accessibility score

100

Accessibility Issues

Best Practices

blog.grants.gov best practices score

92

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

blog.grants.gov SEO score

90

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

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

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

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 Blog.grants.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 Blog.grants.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 Blog Grants. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: