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socialsecurity.gov: The United States Social Security Administration

Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Page load speed analysis

  • 48/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    536 ms

  • Resources loaded

    7.5 sec

  • Page rendered

    18.2 sec

  • Total page load time

    26.2 sec

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We analyzed Socialsecurity.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 536 ms and then it took 25.7 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only a small number of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 28.1 kB
    Images 954.5 kB
    Javascripts 721.7 kB
    CSS 157.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Socialsecurity.gov main page is 1.9 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. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 954.5 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 28.1 kB
    • After minification 21.8 kB
    • After compression 6.3 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 6.3 kB, which is 22% 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 21.8 kB or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 954.5 kB
    • After optimization 950.0 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. Social Security images are well optimized though.

    • Original 721.7 kB
    • After minification 713.6 kB
    • After compression 236.2 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 485.4 kB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 157.4 kB
    • After minification 152.1 kB
    • After compression 34.2 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. Socialsecurity.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 123.3 kB or 78% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • www.ssa.gov
  • phoenix.css
  • ssa.home.ff.0517.css
  • ssa.internet.head.js
  • ssa.internet.body.js
  • ssa.home.ff.js
  • analytics.js
  • Universal-Federated-Analytics-Min.js
  • gateway.min.js
  • logo.svg
  • hero-hurricane.jpg
  • featured-online-services.jpg
  • featured-disability.jpg
  • featured-retirement.jpg
  • featured-prescriptionhelp.jpg
  • color-myss.svg
  • color-ssn-card.svg
  • color-calculator.svg
  • color-faq.svg
  • news-social-media.jpg
  • people.svg
  • calendar.svg
  • calculator-alt.svg
  • checkmark.svg
  • phone.svg
  • form.svg
  • library.svg
  • weather.svg
  • podcasts.svg
  • webinars.svg
  • wg-ttw.jpg
  • wg-doma.jpg
  • wg-open-gov.jpg
  • wg-entitlement.jpg
  • wg-plain-writing.jpg
  • linkid.js
  • mqdefault.jpg
  • collect
  • collect
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Our browser made a total of 40 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Socialsecurity.gov, 10% (4 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 3% (1 request) were made to Dap.digitalgov.gov. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (5.2 sec) relates to the external source Dap.digitalgov.gov.

Additional info on socialsecurity.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 39 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Social Security. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 7 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

7

Javascripts

30

Images

2

CSS

39

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

20

Images

2

CSS

16

Optimized

23

All

Normal result

IP address

Socialsecurity.gov uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 5 other domains. The more sites share the same stack of IP addresses, 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.

Normal result

IP Trace

socialsecurity.gov

faq-es.ssa.gov

best.ssa.gov

segurosocial.gov

137.200.4.16

socialsecurity.gov

ssa.gov

segurosocial.gov

policy.ssa.gov

137.200.39.19

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

socialsecurity.gov

137.200.39.19 300
A

socialsecurity.gov

137.200.4.16 300
NS

socialsecurity.gov

dns6.ssa.gov 300
NS

socialsecurity.gov

dns1.ssa.gov 300
NS

socialsecurity.gov

dns2.ssa.gov 300

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 Socialsecurity.gov 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 Socialsecurity.gov 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

Socialsecurity.gov 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 98.8% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Socialsecurity.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.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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