Report Summary

  • 43

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    61% of other websites

  • 67

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 42% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    34% of websites

  • 90

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    73% of websites

lycos.co.uk

Lycos.com

Page Load Speed

1.2 sec in total

First Response

49 ms

Resources Loaded

917 ms

Page Rendered

224 ms

lycos.co.uk screenshot

About Website

Click here to check amazing Lycos content for India. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about lycos.co.uk

Lycos, Inc., is a web search engine and web portal established in 1994, spun out of Carnegie Mellon University. Lycos also encompasses a network of email, webhosting, social networking, and entertainm...

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Key Findings

We analyzed Lycos.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 49 ms and then it took 1.1 sec 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.

Performance Metrics

lycos.co.uk performance score

43

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.2 s

44/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value4.8 s

31/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.4 s

90/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,060 ms

7/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value7.1 s

51/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

lycos.co.uk

49 ms

www.lycos.co.uk

131 ms

odl6xkq.js

54 ms

jquery-1.10.1.min.js

120 ms

frontpageSlider.js

68 ms

Our browser made a total of 41 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 7% of them (3 requests) were addressed to the original Lycos.co.uk, 46% (19 requests) were made to Ly.lygo.com and 15% (6 requests) were made to Use.typekit.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (431 ms) relates to the external source Ly.lygo.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 181.9 kB (8%)

Content Size

2.3 MB

After Optimization

2.1 MB

In fact, the total size of Lycos.co.uk main page is 2.3 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. 35% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 2.0 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-77%

Potential reduce by 17.1 kB

  • Original 22.3 kB
  • After minification 19.6 kB
  • After compression 5.2 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 2.7 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 17.1 kB or 77% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 11.4 kB

  • Original 2.0 MB
  • After minification 2.0 MB

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. Lycos images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-62%

Potential reduce by 121.2 kB

  • Original 195.9 kB
  • After minification 186.1 kB
  • After compression 74.7 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 121.2 kB or 62% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 32.3 kB

  • Original 38.8 kB
  • After minification 28.5 kB
  • After compression 6.6 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. Lycos.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 32.3 kB or 83% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 11 (38%)

Requests Now

29

After Optimization

18

The browser has sent 29 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Lycos. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 12 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

lycos.co.uk accessibility score

67

Accessibility Issues

ARIA

These are opportunities to improve the usage of ARIA in your application which may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

ARIA input fields do not have accessible names

High

Elements with an ARIA [role] that require children to contain a specific [role] are missing some or all of those required children.

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

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

lycos.co.uk best practices score

67

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

lycos.co.uk SEO score

90

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

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 Lycos.co.uk 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 Lycos.co.uk 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 Lycos. 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: