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Page load speed analysis

  • 58/100

    Normal result
  • 8

    Successful tests
  • 0

    Failed test
  • First response

    817 ms

  • Resources loaded

    20 sec

  • Page rendered

    12.2 sec

  • Total page load time

    33 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 817 ms and then it took 32.2 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 40.6 kB
    Images 429.9 kB
    Javascripts 967.1 kB
    CSS 196.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 1.6 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. 55% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 967.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 40.6 kB
    • After minification 39.2 kB
    • After compression 12.0 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 28.6 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 429.9 kB
    • After optimization 399.1 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. Spare Room images are well optimized though.

    • Original 967.1 kB
    • After minification 966.8 kB
    • After compression 275.5 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 691.6 kB or 72% of the original size.

    • Original 196.6 kB
    • After minification 193.9 kB
    • After compression 41.6 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 155.0 kB or 79% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • jquery.min.js
  • 106124109.js
  • 59fd42c80589bbaaa124fd5cffa672c2.css
  • cc6a7473ce5b4a282523c5de1ec83fe1.css
  • aeca67eb6be22276fedf9f0895908848.css
  • css
  • e0c43c978ea516935f9ded8af409ac54.js
  • 95c12d98708054115e35f0483d3c88c7.js
  • 1744b0263fdf977eac5cec17c23fb400.css
  • 1f2242be7e0a888d5c7f731b3e0f0b9d.js
  • 89ef81b72a7ff6542a197857b5be2993.js
  • hotjar-313548.js
  • gtm.js
  • SpareRoom_en-GB.svg
  • people_header_wide.jpg
  • LiveRentFree.svg
  • SpeedFlatmating_white.svg
  • RaiseTheRoof_white.svg
  • LiveRentFree_white.svg
  • SpareRoom_en-US_white.svg
  • looking_in_london_left.png
  • looking_in_london_right.png
  • the_busiest.svg
  • safe.svg
  • all_about_people.svg
  • logo_SFM.svg
  • press_logos_large.png
  • fontawesome-webfont.woff
  • k3k702ZOKiLJc3WVjuplzHhCUOGz7vYGh680lGh-uXM.woff
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  • modules-f524bccd859bfc7e394e1123f7f90405.js
  • rcj-99d43ead6bdf30da8ed5ffcb4f17100c.html
  • analytics.js
  • fbevents.js
  • sharethis.js
  • linkid.js

Our browser made a total of 37 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original, 24% (9 requests) were made to and 16% (6 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (7.5 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 33 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Spare Room. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 13 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











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Normal result

IP address uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 15 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.

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IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 60
A 60
A 60
A 60
NS 60

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.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

The server of is located in United States, but, unfortunately, we cannot identify the countries where the visitors come from and thus it’s impossible to define if the distance can potentially affect the page load time.

Good result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Spare Room. 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:

Language and encoding

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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 it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. 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.

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