Report Summary

  • 23

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    43% of other websites

  • 90

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 81% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    86% of websites

  • 90

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    73% of websites

mtv.co.za

MTV South Africa

Page Load Speed

3.8 sec in total

First Response

100 ms

Resources Loaded

3.3 sec

Page Rendered

361 ms

mtv.co.za screenshot

About Website

Click here to check amazing MTV content for South Africa. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about mtv.co.za

As the leading youth entertainment brand, MTV is the best place to watch original series, and stay up to date on today's celebrity news and music.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Mtv.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 100 ms and then it took 3.7 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster. This domain responded with an error, which can significantly jeopardize Mtv.co.za rating and web reputation

Performance Metrics

mtv.co.za performance score

23

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.2 s

45/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value18.3 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value9.5 s

12/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value1,950 ms

8/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value20.1 s

2/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

mtv.co.za

100 ms

www.mtv.co.za

951 ms

mtv_coza.css

329 ms

mtv-pre.js

268 ms

api.min.js

20 ms

Our browser made a total of 57 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 21% of them (12 requests) were addressed to the original Mtv.co.za, 40% (23 requests) were made to Southimagesservice.mtvnimages.com and 5% (3 requests) were made to Mtvn.demdex.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.3 sec) relates to the external source Southimagesservice.mtvnimages.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.0 MB (49%)

Content Size

2.0 MB

After Optimization

1.0 MB

In fact, the total size of Mtv.co.za main page is 2.0 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 801.8 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 89.5 kB

  • Original 104.0 kB
  • After minification 103.6 kB
  • After compression 14.5 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 89.5 kB or 86% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-0%

Potential reduce by 0 B

  • Original 682.4 kB
  • After minification 682.4 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. MTV images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 530.0 kB

  • Original 801.8 kB
  • After minification 801.7 kB
  • After compression 271.8 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 530.0 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 382.2 kB

  • Original 446.4 kB
  • After minification 446.1 kB
  • After compression 64.2 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. Mtv.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 382.2 kB or 86% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 25 (52%)

Requests Now

48

After Optimization

23

The browser has sent 48 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of MTV. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

mtv.co.za accessibility score

90

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-hidden="true"] elements contain focusable descendents

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

Form elements do not have associated labels

Best Practices

mtv.co.za best practices score

92

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

mtv.co.za 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

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

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 Mtv.co.za 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 Mtv.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 MTV. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: