Analyze Online Payroll Software, South Africa : SimplePay

SimplePay is an easy online payroll system. Our web based service will keep your business compliant with the minimum effort and no software downloads

Page load speed analysis

  • 66/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    164 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.6 sec

  • Page rendered

    288 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.1 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 164 ms and then it took 1.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 35% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 16.7 kB
    Images 154.9 kB
    Javascripts 240.6 kB
    CSS 162.1 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 574.4 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. 15% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 240.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 16.7 kB
    • After minification 16.1 kB
    • After compression 6.2 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 10.5 kB or 63% of the original size.

    • Original 154.9 kB
    • After optimization 140.5 kB

    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. Simple Pay images are well optimized though.

    • Original 240.6 kB
    • After minification 214.1 kB
    • After compression 71.0 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 169.6 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 162.1 kB
    • After minification 133.9 kB
    • After compression 23.0 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 139.2 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • tly.js
  • marketing-efbce9f07ca0a5589a6f6c22c752577c.js
  • marketing-9b9c116907ce7278786fff472eb81443.css
  • logo-marketing-a5f76e6eaeeef8a2c29228ef70b8abcd.png
  • slider-d1d5d7fd1ed0a53d837d0cc02872dbd2.jpg
  • play-icon-489a3ee2e6629164f9c90b25d154b953.png
  • watch-e0cd30a9c63f4c3ec93a50893cb8a71f.png
  • bulb-18157fb6a7865085c5a26089d733f1ce.png
  • world-map-367cca14679b0089b7369f7f9db0b962.png
  • Homepage_2_21-fa4577b5a181544ae5e462e5cdff8aa9.png
  • logo-footer-0e8f941f1dc2fbde193955e6b9266784.png
  • globe-icon-993dd85897cc1a3f4e78a83eb16df316.png
  • analytics.js
  • centrale_sans_medium-webfont-9aed1c9f22f2274fb559c0e9d3a139c1.woff
  • centrale_sans_extra_light-webfont-956efa0b691ae00f3f1ea76413ae60a9.woff
  • GothamBook-b8da78362a92c4c6da12087f5d1f75c8.woff
  • collect
  • __tl.gif
  • nr-885.min.js
  • beacon.js

Our browser made a total of 22 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 73% of them (16 requests) were addressed to the original, 9% (2 requests) were made to and 5% (1 request) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (648 ms) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 20 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Simple Pay. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Good result


As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to before it reached this domain.

IP address uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 300
A 300
NS 86400
NS 86400

3600 Mname:
Serial: 2029524488
Refresh: 10000
Retry: 2400
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 3600

Language and encoding

Normal result


EN en language flag


N/A  language flag





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 neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. 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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 84.6% of all visits is South Africa. It lies approximately 9080 miles away from the server location (United States) 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 page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa 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 Simple Pay. 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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