Report Summary

  • 19

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    39% of other websites

  • 80

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 58% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    47% of websites

  • 92

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    79% of websites

mercury-fx.co.za

Mercury | International Payments Specialists

Page Load Speed

5.3 sec in total

First Response

119 ms

Resources Loaded

4.5 sec

Page Rendered

674 ms

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Mercury-fx.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 119 ms and then it took 5.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 70% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

mercury-fx.co.za performance score

19

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.2 s

43/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value24.5 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value36.7 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value37,140 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.006

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value55.4 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

mercury-fx.co.za

119 ms

www.mercury-fx.co.za

393 ms

603d2765b1a777954685f878e.js

106 ms

gtm.js

183 ms

styles.css

276 ms

Our browser made a total of 118 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 14% of them (16 requests) were addressed to the original Mercury-fx.co.za, 29% (34 requests) were made to Cloudfront.sketchanet.com and 13% (15 requests) were made to D.adroll.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.3 sec) relates to the external source Cloudfront.sketchanet.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 543.8 kB (71%)

Content Size

767.3 kB

After Optimization

223.5 kB

In fact, the total size of Mercury-fx.co.za main page is 767.3 kB. 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. Javascripts take 446.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 43.9 kB

  • Original 53.5 kB
  • After minification 53.1 kB
  • After compression 9.7 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 43.9 kB or 82% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-0%

Potential reduce by 0 B

  • Original 28.7 kB
  • After minification 28.7 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. Mercury Fx images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 295.8 kB

  • Original 446.1 kB
  • After minification 393.3 kB
  • After compression 150.3 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 295.8 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-85%

Potential reduce by 204.1 kB

  • Original 238.9 kB
  • After minification 230.9 kB
  • After compression 34.8 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. Mercury-fx.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 204.1 kB or 85% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 69 (78%)

Requests Now

89

After Optimization

20

The browser has sent 89 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Mercury Fx. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 41 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 13 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

mercury-fx.co.za accessibility score

80

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.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

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

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

Links do not have a discernible name

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>).

Best practices

These items highlight common accessibility best practices.

Impact

Issue

High

[user-scalable="no"] is used in the <meta name="viewport"> element or the [maximum-scale] attribute is less than 5.

Best Practices

mercury-fx.co.za 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

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

mercury-fx.co.za SEO score

92

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 doesn't use legible font sizes

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    N/A

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Mercury-fx.co.za can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Mercury-fx.co.za 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 data is detected on the main page of Mercury Fx. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: