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rotherham.gov.uk

Homepage – Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Page Load Speed

4.5 sec in total

First Response

417 ms

Resources Loaded

3.7 sec

Page Rendered

406 ms

rotherham.gov.uk screenshot

About Website

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We provide local government services to residents, businesses and visitors. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council: Riverside House, Main Street Rotherham S60 1AE.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Rotherham.gov.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 417 ms and then it took 4.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 60% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

rotherham.gov.uk performance score

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Network Requests Diagram

rotherham.gov.uk

417 ms

landing-page.css

85 ms

landing-page_widget_styles.css

160 ms

swfobject.js

1838 ms

almond.min.js

1833 ms

Our browser made a total of 94 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 89% of them (84 requests) were addressed to the original Rotherham.gov.uk, 6% (6 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 2% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.8 sec) belongs to the original domain Rotherham.gov.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 230.3 kB (13%)

Content Size

1.7 MB

After Optimization

1.5 MB

In fact, the total size of Rotherham.gov.uk main page is 1.7 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. 50% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 1.5 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-80%

Potential reduce by 33.2 kB

  • Original 41.5 kB
  • After minification 36.8 kB
  • After compression 8.3 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 4.7 kB, which is 11% 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 33.2 kB or 80% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 59.9 kB

  • Original 1.5 MB
  • After minification 1.4 MB

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. Rotherham images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-52%

Potential reduce by 36.4 kB

  • Original 69.8 kB
  • After minification 59.9 kB
  • After compression 33.4 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 36.4 kB or 52% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 100.8 kB

  • Original 117.6 kB
  • After minification 88.1 kB
  • After compression 16.8 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. Rotherham.gov.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 100.8 kB or 86% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 29 (33%)

Requests Now

87

After Optimization

58

The browser has sent 87 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Rotherham. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 9 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors

rotherham.gov.uk SEO score

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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 Rotherham.gov.uk 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 Rotherham.gov.uk 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 description is not detected on the main page of Rotherham. 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: