Report Summary

  • 9

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    23% of other websites

  • 94

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 85% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 97

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    92% of websites

massachusetts.edu

University of Massachusetts – UMass | College Education

Page Load Speed

1.6 sec in total

First Response

55 ms

Resources Loaded

1.2 sec

Page Rendered

410 ms

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About Website

Visit massachusetts.edu now to see the best up-to-date Massachusetts content for United States and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about massachusetts.edu

The University of Massachusetts offers a college education and gives details about the UMass System, President’s Office, and campuses.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Massachusetts.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 55 ms and then it took 1.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 25% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

massachusetts.edu performance score

9

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.4 s

17/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value10.2 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value8.1 s

21/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value1,620 ms

12/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value1

2/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value13.3 s

12/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

massachusetts.edu

55 ms

www.massachusetts.edu

143 ms

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20 ms

css_02dBz_wx0gBUkmtXP1Y6QWUDgyrGIZAgi8g8nmaNogM.css

21 ms

css_SrRrFc93W01Wdyvn3tFf44RotRzvCWjkGCQM8yysYa8.css

22 ms

Our browser made a total of 78 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 59% of them (46 requests) were addressed to the original Massachusetts.edu, 5% (4 requests) were made to S7.addthis.com and 5% (4 requests) were made to Wtp101.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (437 ms) relates to the external source Facebook.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.2 MB (44%)

Content Size

2.8 MB

After Optimization

1.6 MB

In fact, the total size of Massachusetts.edu main page is 2.8 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. 75% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 1.5 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-78%

Potential reduce by 145.5 kB

  • Original 186.1 kB
  • After minification 182.1 kB
  • After compression 40.6 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 145.5 kB or 78% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-18%

Potential reduce by 281.2 kB

  • Original 1.5 MB
  • After minification 1.2 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. Obviously, Massachusetts needs image optimization as it can save up to 281.2 kB or 18% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-69%

Potential reduce by 555.3 kB

  • Original 802.2 kB
  • After minification 741.1 kB
  • After compression 246.9 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 555.3 kB or 69% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 252.2 kB

  • Original 306.1 kB
  • After minification 300.1 kB
  • After compression 53.8 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. Massachusetts.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 252.2 kB or 82% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 41 (55%)

Requests Now

74

After Optimization

33

The browser has sent 74 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Massachusetts. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 22 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 10 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

massachusetts.edu accessibility score

94

Accessibility Issues

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.

Tables and lists

These are opportunities to improve the experience of reading tabular or list data using assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Lists do not contain only <li> elements and script supporting elements (<script> and <template>).

High

List items (<li>) are not contained within <ul> or <ol> parent elements.

Best Practices

massachusetts.edu best practices score

75

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

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

massachusetts.edu SEO score

97

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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 Massachusetts.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 Massachusetts.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.

Social Sharing Optimization

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