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mail.gov

Welcome | USPS

Page Load Speed

2.3 sec in total

First Response

65 ms

Resources Loaded

1.8 sec

Page Rendered

431 ms

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Mail.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 65 ms and then it took 2.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 40% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

mail.gov performance score

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Network Requests Diagram

www.usps.com

65 ms

usps.css

23 ms

customer.css

39 ms

elements.css

52 ms

homepage.holidayclicknship.min.css

53 ms

Our browser made a total of 105 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Mail.gov, 9% (9 requests) were made to Gateway.answerscloud.com and 6% (6 requests) were made to Tags.tiqcdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (226 ms) relates to the external source Fast.fonts.net.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 696.5 kB (39%)

Content Size

1.8 MB

After Optimization

1.1 MB

In fact, the total size of Mail.gov main page is 1.8 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 893.0 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-88%

Potential reduce by 78.0 kB

  • Original 88.4 kB
  • After minification 49.3 kB
  • After compression 10.4 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 39.1 kB, which is 44% 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 78.0 kB or 88% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-9%

Potential reduce by 80.1 kB

  • Original 893.0 kB
  • After minification 812.9 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. Mail images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-60%

Potential reduce by 315.0 kB

  • Original 524.2 kB
  • After minification 505.8 kB
  • After compression 209.2 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 315.0 kB or 60% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 223.3 kB

  • Original 265.4 kB
  • After minification 233.4 kB
  • After compression 42.1 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. Mail.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 223.3 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 75 (73%)

Requests Now

103

After Optimization

28

The browser has sent 103 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Mail. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 43 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 17 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors

mail.gov SEO score

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Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    N/A

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Mail.gov 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 Mail.gov main page’s claimed encoding is . 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.

Social Sharing Optimization

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