Report Summary

  • 20

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    40% of other websites

  • 84

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 65% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    65% of websites

  • 76

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    44% of websites

ioltravel.co.za

IOL | News that Connects South Africans

Page Load Speed

2.4 sec in total

First Response

327 ms

Resources Loaded

1.5 sec

Page Rendered

570 ms

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About Website

Welcome to ioltravel.co.za homepage info - get ready to check IOL Travel best content right away, or after learning these important things about ioltravel.co.za

Discover the world of IOL, bringing you a mix of current news across politics, sport, business, motoring and lifestyle. Telling your stories and driving change!

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Key Findings

We analyzed Ioltravel.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 327 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 35% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

ioltravel.co.za performance score

20

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.2 s

42/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value8.1 s

2/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value21.7 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value10,120 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.041

99/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value31.6 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

travel

327 ms

modernizr-custom-3.2.0.js

8 ms

main.min.css

6 ms

unite-gallery.css

4 ms

analytics.js

42 ms

Our browser made a total of 64 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Ioltravel.co.za, 20% (13 requests) were made to Classic.iol.co.za and 6% (4 requests) were made to Tpc.googlesyndication.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (475 ms) relates to the external source Iol.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 328.7 kB (47%)

Content Size

696.0 kB

After Optimization

367.3 kB

In fact, the total size of Ioltravel.co.za main page is 696.0 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 298.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-80%

Potential reduce by 130.2 kB

  • Original 162.2 kB
  • After minification 160.3 kB
  • After compression 32.0 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 130.2 kB or 80% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-8%

Potential reduce by 19.6 kB

  • Original 235.2 kB
  • After minification 215.6 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. IOL Travel images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-60%

Potential reduce by 178.9 kB

  • Original 298.6 kB
  • After minification 298.5 kB
  • After compression 119.7 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 178.9 kB or 60% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 25 (53%)

Requests Now

47

After Optimization

22

The browser has sent 47 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of IOL Travel. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 26 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

ioltravel.co.za accessibility score

84

Accessibility Issues

Names and labels

These are opportunities to improve the semantics of the controls in your application. This may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Buttons do not have an accessible name

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

[id] attributes on active, focusable elements are not unique

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best Practices

ioltravel.co.za 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

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

ioltravel.co.za SEO score

76

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

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

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

    N/A

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Ioltravel.co.za 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 Ioltravel.co.za 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 IOL Travel. 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: