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Page load speed analysis

  • 58/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    118 ms

  • Resources loaded

    923 ms

  • Page rendered

    213 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.3 sec

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We analyzed Smith.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 118 ms and then it took 1.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 15% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 52.8 kB
    Images 2.9 MB
    Javascripts 887.3 kB
    CSS 324.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of Smith.edu main page is 4.2 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 2.9 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 52.8 kB
    • After minification 50.7 kB
    • After compression 10.2 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 42.6 kB or 81% of the original size.

    • Original 2.9 MB
    • After optimization 2.9 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. Smith images are well optimized though.

    • Original 887.3 kB
    • After minification 766.5 kB
    • After compression 222.3 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 665.0 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 324.6 kB
    • After minification 267.5 kB
    • After compression 46.9 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. Smith.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 277.7 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • smith.edu
  • views.css
  • aggregator.css
  • book.css
  • node.css
  • defaults.css
  • system.css
  • system-menus.css
  • user.css
  • content-module.css
  • ckeditor.css
  • ctools.css
  • date.css
  • datepicker.css
  • jquery.timeentry.css
  • filefield.css
  • google_cse.css
  • lightbox.css
  • mollom.css
  • node_embed.css
  • panels.css
  • smithbookmenu.css
  • video.css
  • views_javascript_random.css
  • farbtastic.css
  • calendar.css
  • fieldgroup.css
  • twocol_bricks.css
  • jcarousel-default.css
  • style.css
  • smith_global.css
  • jquery.ui.css
  • overrides.css
  • pphoto.css
  • jquery.js
  • drupal.js
  • admin_devel.js
  • pphoto.js
  • googleanalytics.js
  • lightbox_video.js
  • lightbox.js
  • mollom.js
  • panels.js
  • video.js
  • views_javascript_random.js
  • custom_search.js
  • jquery.jcarousel.min.js
  • jcarousel.js
  • base.js
  • ajax_view.js
  • smith_frontpage_video.js
  • smith_twitter_scroll.js
  • jquery.cycle.min.js
  • smith_helper.js
  • google_cse.js
  • blocksmall-northampton2015-2.jpg
  • blocksmall-concentrations.jpg
  • blocksmall-campaign.jpg
  • blocksmall-athletics.jpg
  • blocksmall-wpsp.jpg
  • insight-carousel.jpg
  • VideoThumbs2012-capen.jpg
  • icon-facebook-16.gif
  • icon-twitter-12-16.png
  • icon-pinterest-16.jpg
  • icon-instagram-16.png
  • icon-youtube-12-16.png
  • icon-googleplus-16.png
  • icon-rss-12-16.png
  • imani-640x360.jpg
  • Orlando-016small.jpg
  • Steve_Williams_57.jpg
  • scma_hi-res-64.jpg
  • ms-crop-320.jpg
  • background.png
  • smith_front_logo.gif
  • spacer.gif
  • iamsmith_over.gif
  • topnav_admission.gif
  • topnav_div1.gif
  • topnav_academics.gif
  • topnav_div2.gif
  • topnav_life.gif
  • topnav_div3.gif
  • topnav_about.gif
  • topnav_div4.gif
  • topnav_news.gif
  • topnav_div5.gif
  • topnav_offices.gif
  • background2.jpg
  • phototemplate-2016.jpg
  • academics2014-2.jpg
  • global2014-3.jpg
  • cover2014-5.jpg
  • campus-2014.jpg
  • scholars-2104.2b.jpg
  • cover2014-4.jpg
  • 2014-alumnae.jpg
  • green2014-2.jpg
  • separator.jpg
  • for-box-top.gif
  • for-box-alumnae12.gif
  • for-box-families12.gif
  • for-box-students12.gif
  • for-box-staff12.gif
  • for-box-gift12.gif
  • for-box-bottom.gif
  • video-homepage-header.gif
  • news_header.png
  • button_news2.png
  • footer_directory.gif
  • ga.js
  • footer_calendar.gif
  • footer_tour2015.gif
  • footer_contact.gif
  • footer_az.gif
  • footer_space2015.gif
  • footer_email.gif
  • footer_banner.gif
  • __utm.gif
  • footer_go.gif
  • bulletArrowBlue.gif
  • SpryMenuBarDown.gif
  • arrows.png
  • collect

Our browser made a total of 125 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 98% of them (122 requests) were addressed to the original Smith.edu, 2% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 1% (1 request) were made to Stats.g.doubleclick.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (353 ms) belongs to the original domain Smith.edu.

Additional info on smith.edu

Requests

The browser has sent 123 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Smith. 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 33 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

22

Javascripts

68

Images

33

CSS

123

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

50

Images

1

CSS

71

Optimized

52

All

Normal result

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to Smith.edu. This is the best domain hosting practice .

Normal result

IP Trace

smith.edu

161.35.57.173

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

smith.edu

131.229.65.117 3597
NS

smith.edu

ns1.smith.edu 3600
NS

smith.edu

ns5.smith.edu 3600
NS

smith.edu

ns4.smith.edu 3600
SOA

smith.edu

3600 Mname: ns1.smith.edu
Rname: network.smith.edu
Serial: 2021101400
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 9222
Expire: 2192000
Minimum-ttl: 3600

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 Smith.edu 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 Smith.edu 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

Smith.edu 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 52% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Smith.edu 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.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Smith. 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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