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indymedia.ie: Indy Features - Indymedia Ireland

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Page load speed analysis

  • 59/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    654 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.1 sec

  • Page rendered

    652 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.4 sec

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We analyzed Indymedia.ie page load time and found that the first response time was 654 ms and then it took 2.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 100.9 kB
    Images 180.7 kB
    Javascripts 0 B
    CSS 52.2 kB

    In fact, the total size of Indymedia.ie main page is 333.8 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. Images take 180.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 100.9 kB
    • After minification 91.1 kB
    • After compression 22.5 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 78.5 kB or 78% of the original size.

    • Original 180.7 kB
    • After optimization 167.9 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. Indymedia images are well optimized though.

    • Original 52.2 kB
    • After minification 37.7 kB
    • After compression 7.0 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. Indymedia.ie needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 45.2 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 58 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Indymedia.ie and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.1 sec) belongs to the original domain Indymedia.ie.

Additional info on indymedia.ie

Requests

The browser has sent 57 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Indymedia. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests and as a result speed up the page load time.

54

Images

3

CSS

57

All

Possible request optimization

34

Images

3

CSS

20

Optimized

37

All

Normal result

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to Indymedia.ie. This is the best domain hosting practice .

Good result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
NS

indymedia.ie

ns2.blacknight.com 3600
NS

indymedia.ie

ns1.blacknight.com 3600
SOA

indymedia.ie

60 Mname: ns1.blacknight.com
Rname: admins.indymedia.ie
Serial: 1269912740
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 3600
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 3600
MX

indymedia.ie

mail.indymedia.ie 3600 Pri: 10

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

N/A  language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

ISO-8859-1

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Indymedia.ie can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else) and no language is claimed in <html> or <meta> tags either. Our system also found out that Indymedia.ie 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

Indymedia.ie has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 47.7% of all visits is Ireland. Unfortunately, we cannot track the location of Indymedia.ie server and thus cannot define if the distance between their user base and server can potentially affect the page load time

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Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Indymedia. 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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