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retroachievements.org: RetroAchievements

Adding achievements to your favourite retro games since 2012

Page load speed analysis

  • 47/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    389 ms

  • Resources loaded

    3.3 sec

  • Page rendered

    439 ms

  • Total page load time

    4.1 sec

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We analyzed Retroachievements.org page load time and found that the first response time was 389 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.

Page optimization

  • HTML 829.7 kB
    Images 3.2 MB
    Javascripts 154.6 kB
    CSS 19.7 kB

    In fact, the total size of Retroachievements.org main page is 4.3 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. 80% 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 3.2 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 829.7 kB
    • After minification 829.6 kB
    • After compression 56.2 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. 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 773.5 kB or 93% of the original size.

    • Original 3.2 MB
    • After optimization 3.1 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. Retro Achievements images are well optimized though.

    • Original 154.6 kB
    • After minification 106.7 kB
    • After compression 44.4 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 110.1 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 19.7 kB
    • After minification 13.8 kB
    • After compression 4.5 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. Retroachievements.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 15.3 kB or 77% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 226 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 54% of them (122 requests) were addressed to the original Retroachievements.org, 37% (84 requests) were made to I.retroachievements.org and 2% (5 requests) were made to Ajax.googleapis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.4 sec) relates to the external source I.retroachievements.org.

Additional info on retroachievements.org

Requests

The browser has sent 185 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Retro Achievements. 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 from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

14

Javascripts

158

Images

8

CSS

5

AJAX

185

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

145

Images

1

CSS

5

AJAX

33

Optimized

152

All

Normal result

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to Retroachievements.org. This is the best domain hosting practice .

Normal result

IP Trace

retroachievements.org

178.128.41.234

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

retroachievements.org

178.128.41.234 300
NS

retroachievements.org

ns-569.awsdns-07.net 86400
NS

retroachievements.org

ns-1315.awsdns-36.org 86400
NS

retroachievements.org

ns-1705.awsdns-21.co.uk 86400
NS

retroachievements.org

ns-413.awsdns-51.com 86400

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

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

Retroachievements.org 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 26.7% of all visits is United States. It lies approximately 5980 miles away from the server location (Greece) 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 Retroachievements.org page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to United States or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Retro Achievements. 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:

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