Report Summary

  • 55

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    73% of other websites

  • 66

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 32% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    24% of websites

  • 86

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    61% of websites

medhelp.org

MedHelp - Health community, health information, medical questions, and medical apps

Page Load Speed

36.2 sec in total

First Response

140 ms

Resources Loaded

20.4 sec

Page Rendered

15.7 sec

medhelp.org screenshot

About Website

Welcome to medhelp.org homepage info - get ready to check Med Help best content for United States right away, or after learning these important things about medhelp.org

Find a Doctor to answer your medical questions, or find health information from our health communities. MedHelp has hundreds of forums for medical information and medical answers.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Medhelp.org page load time and found that the first response time was 140 ms and then it took 36 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

medhelp.org performance score

55

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.8 s

56/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value7.3 s

5/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.9 s

82/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value390 ms

68/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value7.3 s

50/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

medhelp.org

140 ms

www.medhelp.org

127 ms

static_1499967288.css

160 ms

home_page_1499967288.css

799 ms

home_page_1499967288.js

1966 ms

Our browser made a total of 50 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 6% of them (3 requests) were addressed to the original Medhelp.org, 62% (31 requests) were made to Dmg98m9mr6pi1.cloudfront.net and 6% (3 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (3.4 sec) relates to the external source Cdn.yldbt.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 2.5 MB (19%)

Content Size

13.3 MB

After Optimization

10.8 MB

In fact, the total size of Medhelp.org main page is 13.3 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. 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 10.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-77%

Potential reduce by 26.8 kB

  • Original 34.7 kB
  • After minification 30.1 kB
  • After compression 7.9 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 4.6 kB, which is 13% 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 26.8 kB or 77% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 88.9 kB

  • Original 10.1 MB
  • After minification 10.0 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. Med Help images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-69%

Potential reduce by 1.6 MB

  • Original 2.3 MB
  • After minification 2.3 MB
  • After compression 719.4 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 1.6 MB or 69% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 773.5 kB

  • Original 927.1 kB
  • After minification 881.8 kB
  • After compression 153.6 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. Medhelp.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 773.5 kB or 83% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 12 (30%)

Requests Now

40

After Optimization

28

The browser has sent 40 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Med Help. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 13 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

medhelp.org accessibility score

66

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

Links do not have a discernible name

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

Internationalization and localization

These are opportunities to improve the interpretation of your content by users in different locales.

Impact

Issue

High

<html> element does not have a [lang] attribute

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

medhelp.org 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

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

medhelp.org SEO score

86

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

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

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 Medhelp.org 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 Medhelp.org 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 Med Help. 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: