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tonight.co.za

IOL | News that Connects South Africans

Page Load Speed

83.4 sec in total

First Response

473 ms

Resources Loaded

60 sec

Page Rendered

22.9 sec

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Tonight.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 473 ms and then it took 82.9 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. Unfortunately, there were 34 request timeouts, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.

Performance Metrics

tonight.co.za performance score

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Network Requests Diagram

tonight

473 ms

entertainment

686 ms

css

4041 ms

normalize@6.0.0

4229 ms

main.css

3003 ms

Our browser made a total of 128 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Tonight.co.za, 13% (17 requests) were made to Iol.co.za and 8% (10 requests) were made to Ads.chargeads.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (24.7 sec) relates to the external source Image.iol.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 737.5 kB (50%)

Content Size

1.5 MB

After Optimization

733.6 kB

In fact, the total size of Tonight.co.za 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 500.8 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-85%

Potential reduce by 266.7 kB

  • Original 314.7 kB
  • After minification 314.7 kB
  • After compression 48.0 kB

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 266.7 kB or 85% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 6.5 kB

  • Original 500.8 kB
  • After minification 494.3 kB

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. Tonight images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 318.1 kB

  • Original 482.6 kB
  • After minification 477.0 kB
  • After compression 164.5 kB

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 318.1 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 146.1 kB

  • Original 172.9 kB
  • After minification 170.5 kB
  • After compression 26.9 kB

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. Tonight.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 146.1 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 46 (52%)

Requests Now

88

After Optimization

42

The browser has sent 88 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Tonight. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 32 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors

tonight.co.za SEO score

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Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Tonight.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 Tonight.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.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of Tonight. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: