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Page load speed analysis

  • 54/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    494 ms

  • Resources loaded

    5.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    345 ms

  • Total page load time

    6 sec

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We analyzed Take2.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 494 ms and then it took 5.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 75% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 294.6 kB
    Images 612.1 kB
    Javascripts 771.1 kB
    CSS 257.0 kB

    In fact, the total size of Take2.co.za 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. 55% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 771.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 294.6 kB
    • After minification 193.3 kB
    • After compression 30.8 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 101.3 kB, which is 34% 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 263.8 kB or 90% of the original size.

    • Original 612.1 kB
    • After optimization 603.8 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. Take 2 images are well optimized though.

    • Original 771.1 kB
    • After minification 639.9 kB
    • After compression 189.0 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 582.1 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 257.0 kB
    • After minification 255.1 kB
    • After compression 52.7 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. Take2.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 204.3 kB or 80% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • take2.co.za
  • www.take2.co.za
  • www.takealot.com
  • lazyload.min.js
  • tal-min.css
  • jquery-1.9.1.min.js
  • jquery-migrate-1.1.1.min.js
  • jquery.fancybox.css
  • jquery.jqzoom.css
  • jquery.fancybox.pack.js
  • jquery-ui-1.10.1.custom.min.js
  • spin.min.js
  • slides.jquery.js
  • modernizr.js
  • jquery.mediaqueries.js
  • jquery.qtip-1.0.0-rc3.min.js
  • take2.js
  • jquery.menu-aim.js
  • jquery.countdown.js
  • jquery.numeric.js
  • json3.min.js
  • jquery.dotimeout.js
  • jquery.ellipsis.js
  • jscrollpane.js
  • jmousewheel.js
  • jquery.jqzoom-core.min.js
  • jquery-validate-1.9.0.min.js
  • daily_deals.js
  • suggestions.js
  • analytics.js
  • prum.min.js
  • i.js
  • 2a997ad7c6eabe5b72bea0b39b4ee72251190ed6.1.js
  • collect
  • dc.js
  • 139796.js
  • c03ba2fd37df3941f4ab6871da166f57.jpg
  • nikon.gif
  • body-bg.png
  • home_page_unboxed_banner.png
  • app_only_deals_delivery.png
  • apps.jpg
  • appstore.gif
  • playstore.gif
  • new_cash_on_delivery.png
  • new.png
  • dailydeals.gif
  • foot-payment-logos.gif
  • lg.php
  • ceac00f68110084eb54a53abe8862e79.jpg
  • lg.php
  • 26f9ac8ac21c7614d9a25b7c44af2e40.jpg
  • lg.php
  • kenwood.gif
  • apple.gif
  • lg.gif
  • canon.gif
  • nike.gif
  • samsung.gif
  • lenovo.gif
  • computers-and-components-sale-side-banner.jpg
  • header-bg.jpg
  • sprite-main.png
  • c-p-n.png
  • stars.gif
  • 9780795707490-1-fixedserp.jpg
  • 9780624069447-fixedserp.jpg
  • 9780007535705-1-fixedserp.jpg
  • 9781408701621-1-fixedserp.jpg
  • 6928978200304-3-fixedserp.jpg
  • recently-viewed.php
  • __utm.gif
  • 9780857534811-1-fixedserp.jpg
  • all-down.png
  • 81a58142576f84403527bd94ea1837c2-fixedserp.jpg
  • 6928978200229-3-fixedserp.jpg
  • 43404883-1-fixedserp.jpg
  • 6928978200212-2-fixedserp.jpg
  • 41163360-1-fixedserp.jpg
  • 6901443076604-1-fixedserp.jpg
  • ga-audiences
  • loader.gif
  • f-s.png
  • gtm.js
  • campaign
  • header.php
  • c03ba2fd37df3941f4ab6871da166f57.jpg
  • loading.gif
  • nikon.gif
  • 7007.js
  • conversion_async.js
  • fbds.js
  • pixel.php
  • oct.js
  • s
  • u
  • adsct
  • adsct
  • app-only-popup-2.png
  • fancybox_overlay.png
  • analyze.php
  • e
  • e
  • 4-362.js
  • beacon.gif
  • px
  • px
  • getuid

Our browser made a total of 114 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 2% of them (2 requests) were addressed to the original Take2.co.za, 40% (46 requests) were made to Static.takealot.com and 9% (10 requests) were made to Media.takealot.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.9 sec) relates to the external source Img99.takealot.com.

Additional info on take2.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 107 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Take 2. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 36 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

36

Javascripts

64

Images

3

CSS

4

AJAX

107

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

43

Images

3

CSS

4

AJAX

56

Optimized

51

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in two steps. The first redirect led to http://www.take2.co.za/, then it was forwarded to http://www.takealot.com/, and finally we managed to open this domain. We strongly recommend that the redirects should be reduced, as the more redirects a site has, the slower it loads.

IP address

Take2.co.za 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

take2.co.za

takealot.co.za

takelot.com

em.takealot.com

kalahari.net

196.14.118.195

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

take2.co.za

196.14.118.195 3600
NS

take2.co.za

udns2.ultradns.net 86400
NS

take2.co.za

udns1.ultradns.net 86400
SOA

take2.co.za

3600 Mname: udns1.ultradns.net
Rname: dns.take2.co.za
Serial: 2011042341
Refresh: 43200
Retry: 900
Expire: 1209600
Minimum-ttl: 3600
MX

take2.co.za

aspmx2.googlemail.com 300 Pri: 30

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 Take2.co.za 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 Take2.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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Take2.co.za 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

Country of origin for 85.7% of all visits is United States. It lies approximately 9180 miles away from the server location (South Africa) 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 Take2.co.za page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to United States 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 Take 2. 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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