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lsu.edu: Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University (LSU) LSU is the flagship university for Louisiana, supporting land, sea and space grant research.

Page load speed analysis

  • 50/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    276 ms

  • Resources loaded

    3.1 sec

  • Page rendered

    246 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.6 sec

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We analyzed Lsu.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 276 ms and then it took 3.3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 43.7 kB
    Images 2.7 MB
    Javascripts 441.3 kB
    CSS 580.3 kB

    In fact, the total size of Lsu.edu main page is 3.7 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 2.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 43.7 kB
    • After minification 38.4 kB
    • After compression 8.3 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 5.3 kB, which is 12% 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 35.4 kB or 81% of the original size.

    • Original 2.7 MB
    • After optimization 2.2 MB

    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, Lsu needs image optimization as it can save up to 524.0 kB or 20% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 441.3 kB
    • After minification 436.3 kB
    • After compression 150.1 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 291.2 kB or 66% of the original size.

    • Original 580.3 kB
    • After minification 548.4 kB
    • After compression 99.6 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. Lsu.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 480.7 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 92 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 36% of them (33 requests) were addressed to the original Lsu.edu, 26% (24 requests) were made to Pbs.twimg.com and 11% (10 requests) were made to Abs.twimg.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (2.5 sec) belongs to the original domain Lsu.edu.

Additional info on lsu.edu

Requests

The browser has sent 86 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Lsu. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 20 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 15 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

20

Javascripts

46

Images

15

CSS

5

AJAX

86

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

46

Images

1

CSS

5

AJAX

33

Optimized

53

All

Normal result

IP address

Lsu.edu 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

lsu.edu

chemistry.lsu.edu

biology.lsu.edu

museum.lsu.edu

international.lsu.edu

130.39.6.220

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

lsu.edu

130.39.6.220 540
NS

lsu.edu

lsu-bdds6.lsu.edu 3600
NS

lsu.edu

lsu-bdds2.lsu.edu 3600
NS

lsu.edu

lsu-bdds4.lsu.edu 3600
SOA

lsu.edu

7200 Mname: lsu-bdds1.lsu.edu
Rname: postmaster.no.email.please
Serial: 618917399
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 600
Expire: 2592000
Minimum-ttl: 3600

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Lsu.edu 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 Lsu.edu 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

Lsu.edu 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% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Lsu.edu 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 Lsu. 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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