Report Summary

  • 14

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    33% of other websites

  • 80

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 58% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    34% of websites

  • 84

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    60% of websites

sagoodnews.co.za

The Home Of Great South African News | SA Good News

Page Load Speed

9 sec in total

First Response

813 ms

Resources Loaded

7.7 sec

Page Rendered

479 ms

sagoodnews.co.za screenshot

About Website

Welcome to sagoodnews.co.za homepage info - get ready to check SA Good News best content for South Africa right away, or after learning these important things about sagoodnews.co.za

SA Good News is a news website that highlights the positive developments in South Africa.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Sagoodnews.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 813 ms and then it took 8.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 85% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

sagoodnews.co.za performance score

14

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value7.0 s

1/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value17.4 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value15.1 s

1/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value5,360 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.081

94/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value20.5 s

2/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

sagoodnews.co.za

813 ms

www.sagoodnews.co.za

1284 ms

style.css

254 ms

bootstrap-theme.css

508 ms

bootstrap.css

769 ms

Our browser made a total of 65 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 85% of them (55 requests) were addressed to the original Sagoodnews.co.za, 5% (3 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 3% (2 requests) were made to Googletagmanager.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (3.8 sec) belongs to the original domain Sagoodnews.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.2 MB (15%)

Content Size

7.6 MB

After Optimization

6.5 MB

In fact, the total size of Sagoodnews.co.za main page is 7.6 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. 45% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 6.6 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 40.6 kB

  • Original 48.6 kB
  • After minification 40.3 kB
  • After compression 8.0 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 8.3 kB, which is 17% 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 40.6 kB or 83% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-5%

Potential reduce by 357.7 kB

  • Original 6.6 MB
  • After minification 6.2 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. SA Good News images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-71%

Potential reduce by 442.3 kB

  • Original 626.3 kB
  • After minification 565.8 kB
  • After compression 184.0 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 442.3 kB or 71% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 330.6 kB

  • Original 391.6 kB
  • After minification 329.1 kB
  • After compression 60.9 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. Sagoodnews.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 330.6 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 30 (49%)

Requests Now

61

After Optimization

31

The browser has sent 61 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of SA Good News. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 22 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 10 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

sagoodnews.co.za accessibility score

80

Accessibility Issues

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Names and labels

These are opportunities to improve the semantics of the controls in your application. This may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

<frame> or <iframe> elements do not have a title

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best Practices

sagoodnews.co.za best practices score

67

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

sagoodnews.co.za SEO score

84

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Content Best Practices

Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.

Impact

Issue

High

Links do not have descriptive text

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

Mobile Friendly

Make sure your pages are mobile friendly so users don’t have to pinch or zoom in order to read the content pages. [Learn more](https://developers.google.com/search/mobile-sites/).

Impact

Issue

High

Document uses legible font sizes

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    N/A

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Sagoodnews.co.za 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 Sagoodnews.co.za 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 SA Good News. 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: