Report Summary

  • 69

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    81% of other websites

  • 96

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 89% of websites

  • 58

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    19% of websites

  • 88

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    66% of websites

travelindependent.info

Backpacking: Budget Independent Travel - Advice, guide & packing help

Page Load Speed

1.4 sec in total

First Response

58 ms

Resources Loaded

989 ms

Page Rendered

390 ms

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About Website

Click here to check amazing Travel Independent content for United States. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about travelindependent.info

Advice on independent budget travel (aka backpacking). A guide to what to pack, where to go, pre-trip, costs, health and all you might find on the road

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Key Findings

We analyzed Travelindependent.info page load time and found that the first response time was 58 ms and then it took 1.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 25% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

travelindependent.info performance score

69

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.4 s

71/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value4.9 s

29/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.6 s

87/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value260 ms

83/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.026

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value6.7 s

56/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

travelindependent.info

58 ms

www.travelindependent.info

91 ms

css

37 ms

css

49 ms

font-awesome.css

38 ms

Our browser made a total of 79 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 46% of them (36 requests) were addressed to the original Travelindependent.info, 13% (10 requests) were made to Google.com and 9% (7 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (157 ms) relates to the external source Seg.sharethis.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 568.4 kB (47%)

Content Size

1.2 MB

After Optimization

649.7 kB

In fact, the total size of Travelindependent.info main page is 1.2 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. Images take 670.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-74%

Potential reduce by 48.4 kB

  • Original 65.3 kB
  • After minification 60.4 kB
  • After compression 16.9 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 48.4 kB or 74% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-29%

Potential reduce by 191.4 kB

  • Original 670.3 kB
  • After minification 478.9 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. Obviously, Travel Independent needs image optimization as it can save up to 191.4 kB or 29% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-55%

Potential reduce by 147.2 kB

  • Original 267.5 kB
  • After minification 265.5 kB
  • After compression 120.3 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 147.2 kB or 55% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 181.5 kB

  • Original 215.0 kB
  • After minification 179.7 kB
  • After compression 33.6 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. Travelindependent.info needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 181.5 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 31 (48%)

Requests Now

64

After Optimization

33

The browser has sent 64 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Travel Independent. 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 9 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

travelindependent.info accessibility score

96

Accessibility Issues

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best Practices

travelindependent.info best practices score

58

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

SEO Factors

travelindependent.info SEO score

88

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

Mobile Friendly

Make sure your pages are mobile friendly so users don’t have to pinch or zoom in order to read the content pages. [Learn more](https://developers.google.com/search/mobile-sites/).

Impact

Issue

High

Document uses legible font sizes

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

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 Travelindependent.info 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 Travelindependent.info 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 description is not detected on the main page of Travel Independent. 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: