go.state.gov: GO virtual
Page load speed analysis
Total page load time
In fact, the total size of Go.state.gov main page is 308 B. 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 308 B which makes up the majority of the site volume.
Original 308 B
After minification 304 B
After compression 227 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 81 B or 26% of the original size.
Network requests diagram
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 Go.state.gov and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (43 ms) belongs to the original domain Go.state.gov.
Additional info on go.state.gov
As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to https://go.state.gov/ before it reached this domain.
This IP address is dedicated to Go.state.gov. This is the best domain hosting practice .
Language and encoding
Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Go.state.gov 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 Go.state.gov main page’s claimed encoding is . 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.
Go.state.gov has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.
Visitor World Map
Country of origin for 21.5% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Go.state.gov that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.
Social Sharing Optimization
Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of GO State. 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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