Analyze School of Media & Public Affairs (SMPA) | The George Washington University

Page load speed analysis

  • 65/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    66 ms

  • Resources loaded

    725 ms

  • Page rendered

    275 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.1 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 66 ms and then it took 1000 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 118.5 kB
    Images 801.0 kB
    Javascripts 690.7 kB
    CSS 131.2 kB

    In fact, the total size of 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. 60% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 801.0 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 118.5 kB
    • After minification 106.5 kB
    • After compression 28.8 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 89.7 kB or 76% of the original size.

    • Original 801.0 kB
    • After optimization 695.4 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. Obviously, SMPA Gwu needs image optimization as it can save up to 105.6 kB or 13% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 690.7 kB
    • After minification 612.2 kB
    • After compression 208.9 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 481.8 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 131.2 kB
    • After minification 127.5 kB
    • After compression 26.4 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 104.8 kB or 80% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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  • MAheader.jpg
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  • StudentResponse.jpg
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  • ga-audiences
  • syndication
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Our browser made a total of 62 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 77% of them (48 requests) were addressed to the original, 6% (4 requests) were made to and 3% (2 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (315 ms) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 59 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of SMPA Gwu. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Normal result

IP address 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

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 50
A 50

60 Ipv6: 2606:4700::6812:925

60 Ipv6: 2606:4700::6812:825

Language and encoding

Normal result


EN en language flag


EN en language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 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 main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate 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 63.9% of all visits is United States. It’s good for 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 SMPA Gwu. 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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