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    SEO – Minimalism in blog design, an experiment

Page Load Speed

636 ms in total

First Response

14 ms

Resources Loaded

172 ms

Page Rendered

450 ms screenshot

About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 14 ms and then it took 622 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 10% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics performance score


Network Requests Diagram

14 ms


7 ms


10 ms


31 ms


31 ms

Our browser made a total of 20 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 75% of them (15 requests) were addressed to the original, 10% (2 requests) were made to and 10% (2 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (78 ms) belongs to the original domain

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 91.1 kB (25%)

Content Size

364.4 kB

After Optimization

273.3 kB

In fact, the total size of main page is 364.4 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. 45% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 258.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization


Potential reduce by 33.1 kB

  • Original 45.0 kB
  • After minification 42.9 kB
  • After compression 11.9 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. 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 33.1 kB or 74% of the original size.

Image Optimization


Potential reduce by 55.1 kB

  • Original 258.1 kB
  • After minification 203.0 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. Obviously, Plaintxt needs image optimization as it can save up to 55.1 kB or 21% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization


Potential reduce by 2.5 kB

  • Original 58.7 kB
  • After minification 58.7 kB
  • After compression 56.2 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. This website has mostly compressed JavaScripts.

CSS Optimization


Potential reduce by 393 B

  • Original 2.5 kB
  • After minification 2.5 kB
  • After compression 2.1 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 393 B or 15% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 5 (26%)

Requests Now


After Optimization


The browser has sent 19 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Plaintxt. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 6 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors SEO score


Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected


  • Language Claimed


  • Encoding


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 it matches the claimed language. 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.

Social Sharing Optimization

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