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Page load speed analysis

  • 59/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    199 ms

  • Resources loaded

    5.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    305 ms

  • Total page load time

    6.4 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 199 ms and then it took 6.2 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 164.6 kB
    Images 626.3 kB
    Javascripts 531.5 kB
    CSS 174.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 1.5 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 626.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 164.6 kB
    • After minification 158.9 kB
    • After compression 37.4 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 127.2 kB or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 626.3 kB
    • After optimization 618.4 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. The National images are well optimized though.

    • Original 531.5 kB
    • After minification 520.8 kB
    • After compression 183.1 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 348.5 kB or 66% of the original size.

    • Original 174.9 kB
    • After minification 168.5 kB
    • After compression 45.9 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 129.0 kB or 74% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 142 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 30% of them (42 requests) were addressed to the original, 15% (21 requests) were made to and 6% (9 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (2.3 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 122 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The National. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 49 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 7 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











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

IP address

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

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IP Trace

DNS records

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

300 Mname:
Serial: 2013102330
Refresh: 28800
Retry: 7200
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 86400

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 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.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 64.6% of all visits is United Arab Emirates. It lies approximately 7800 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 United Arab Emirates or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

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Social Sharing Optimization

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