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Page load speed analysis

  • 55/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    315 ms

  • Resources loaded

    15.5 sec

  • Page rendered

    9.7 sec

  • Total page load time

    25.5 sec

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We analyzed Usa.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 315 ms and then it took 25.2 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 27.5 kB
    Images 1.7 MB
    Javascripts 753.7 kB
    CSS 328.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of Usa.gov main page is 2.9 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 1.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 27.5 kB
    • After minification 24.0 kB
    • After compression 6.5 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 3.5 kB, which is 13% 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 21.0 kB or 76% of the original size.

    • Original 1.7 MB
    • After optimization 1.7 MB

    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. Usa images are well optimized though.

    • Original 753.7 kB
    • After minification 724.1 kB
    • After compression 258.4 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 495.4 kB or 66% of the original size.

    • Original 328.6 kB
    • After minification 252.1 kB
    • After compression 43.8 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. Usa.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 284.8 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • usa.gov
  • www.usa.gov
  • gtm.js
  • system.messages.css
  • style.css
  • pagelevelsurvey.css
  • google-fonts.css
  • print.css
  • jquery.min.js
  • media_link_alter.js
  • respond.js
  • jquery-2.1.1.min.js
  • platform.js
  • menu.js
  • states.js
  • standardsModifications.js
  • emergency-popup.js
  • homepage.js
  • modal.js
  • invitation.js
  • uswds.min.js
  • 21105561_10155681658667679_6397867570202231156_n.jpg
  • favicon-57.png
  • angle-arrow-down-primary.svg
  • icon-dot-gov.svg
  • icon-https.svg
  • Logo_USA_Final.png
  • search-dark.svg
  • search-alt.svg
  • angle-arrow-down.svg
  • HP_Image.png
  • arrow-right-darkgray.svg
  • arrow-right-white.svg
  • Icon_Back_to_Top_Blue.png
  • USAGOV.png
  • Icon_Connect_Facebook.png
  • Icon_Connect_RSS.png
  • Icon_Connect_Snapchat.png
  • Icon_Connect_Twitter.png
  • Icon_Connect_Youtube.png
  • Icon_Connect_Instragram.png
  • Icon_Connect_Pinterest.png
  • Topic_Back_to_School.jpg
  • Universal-Federated-Analytics-Min.js
  • sourcesanspro-regular-webfont.woff
  • sourcesanspro-light-webfont.woff
  • sourcesanspro-bold-webfont.woff
  • merriweather-bold-webfont.woff
  • merriweather-regular-webfont.woff
  • merriweather-light-webfont.woff
  • analytics.js
  • remote.loader.js
  • 532040.js
  • voc.fn.js
  • print.css
  • collect
  • sayt_loader.js
  • collect
  • collect
  • collect

Our browser made a total of 60 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 75% of them (45 requests) were addressed to the original Usa.gov, 8% (5 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 5% (3 requests) were made to Gsa-cmp-fileupload.s3.amazonaws.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (5.9 sec) relates to the external source Search.usa.gov.

Additional info on usa.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 49 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Usa. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 19 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

19

Javascripts

24

Images

6

CSS

49

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

15

Images

1

CSS

32

Optimized

17

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to https://usa.gov/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Usa.gov uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 16 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.

Normal result

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DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

usa.gov

23.22.13.113 10800
NS

usa.gov

dns.gsa.gov 10800
NS

usa.gov

dns5.gsa.gov 10800
NS

usa.gov

dns2.gsa.gov 10800
NS

usa.gov

dns3.gsa.gov 10800

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Usa.gov has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 72.9% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Usa.gov that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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

usa.gov

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 Usa.gov 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 Usa.gov 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.

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