Analyze Northern KZN Courier - Breaking local news in Dundee

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Page load speed analysis

  • 41/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    2.6 sec

  • Resources loaded

    14.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    471 ms

  • Total page load time

    17.8 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 2.6 sec and then it took 15.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 90% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 438.5 kB
    Images 2.2 MB
    Javascripts 1.9 MB
    CSS 639.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 5.2 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. 85% 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 2.2 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 438.5 kB
    • After minification 378.0 kB
    • After compression 72.0 kB

    HTML optimization

    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 60.5 kB, which is 14% 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 366.5 kB or 84% of the original size.

    • Original 2.2 MB
    • After optimization 2.0 MB

    Image optimization

    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. Northern Natal Courier images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.9 MB
    • After minification 1.9 MB
    • After compression 643.1 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    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 1.3 MB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 639.9 kB
    • After minification 604.0 kB
    • After compression 178.7 kB

    CSS optimization

    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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 461.2 kB or 72% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 177 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 50% of them (88 requests) were addressed to the original, 7% (13 requests) were made to and 5% (8 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (7.7 sec) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 166 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Northern Natal Courier. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 45 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 16 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Normal result

IP address uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 299
A 299
NS 86400
NS 86400

3600 Mname:
Serial: 2031168831
Refresh: 10000
Retry: 2400
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 3600

Language and encoding

Normal result


EN en language flag


N/A  language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 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 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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 87.9% of all visits is South Africa. It lies approximately 9080 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Good result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of Northern Natal Courier. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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