Report Summary

  • 55

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    72% of other websites

  • 66

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 31% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    24% of websites

  • 69

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    28% of websites

noordwester.co.za

North West Newspapers

Page Load Speed

1.7 sec in total

First Response

622 ms

Resources Loaded

939 ms

Page Rendered

103 ms

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About Website

Visit noordwester.co.za now to see the best up-to-date Noord West Er content and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about noordwester.co.za

North West Newspapers is a powerful brand that owns 10 newspapers in North West and Northern Cape. We strive to bring the community together with unique, individual local newspapers

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Key Findings

We analyzed Noordwester.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 622 ms and then it took 1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 20% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

noordwester.co.za performance score

55

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value5.6 s

5/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value6.7 s

7/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value8.0 s

22/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value40 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value6.4 s

59/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

noordwester.co.za

622 ms

pagerror.gif

317 ms

Our browser made a total of 2 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Noordwester.co.za and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (622 ms) belongs to the original domain Noordwester.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 854 B (53%)

Content Size

1.6 kB

After Optimization

755 B

In fact, the total size of Noordwester.co.za main page is 1.6 kB. This result falls within the top 5000 of lightweight and thus fast loading web pages. Only a small number of websites need less resources to load. HTML takes 1.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-53%

Potential reduce by 854 B

  • Original 1.6 kB
  • After minification 1.6 kB
  • After compression 755 B

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 854 B or 53% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

We found no issues to fix!

Requests Now

1

After Optimization

1

The browser has sent 1 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Noord West Er. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.

Accessibility Review

noordwester.co.za accessibility score

66

Accessibility Issues

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

Best Practices

noordwester.co.za best practices score

67

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

SEO Factors

noordwester.co.za SEO score

69

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    N/A

  • Encoding

    WINDOWS-1252

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Noordwester.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 Noordwester.co.za main page’s claimed encoding is windows-1252. 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 Noord West Er. 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: