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wv.gov: State of West Virginia

WV.gov is the official Web site for the State of West Virginia and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive.

Page load speed analysis

  • 66/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    133 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.5 sec

  • Page rendered

    130 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.8 sec

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We analyzed Wv.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 133 ms and then it took 1.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 30% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 119.7 kB
    Images 1.0 MB
    Javascripts 1.1 MB
    CSS 467.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of Wv.gov main page is 2.7 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. Javascripts take 1.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 119.7 kB
    • After minification 114.0 kB
    • After compression 31.3 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 88.4 kB or 74% of the original size.

    • Original 1.0 MB
    • After optimization 995.9 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. Wv images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.1 MB
    • After minification 1.1 MB
    • After compression 321.6 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 765.8 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 467.6 kB
    • After minification 385.6 kB
    • After compression 65.5 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. Wv.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 402.1 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • www.wv.gov
  • default.aspx
  • init.js
  • msstring.js
  • ie55up.js
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • blank.js
  • ScriptResource.axd
  • controls.css
  • layouts.css
  • corev4.css
  • everything.css
  • MicrosoftAjax.js
  • jquery.min.js
  • jquery.liquid-slider.min.js
  • jquery.touchSwipe.min.js
  • font-awesome.min.css
  • WebResource.axd
  • activate.js
  • hide.js
  • everything.min.js
  • addthis_widget.js
  • ga.js
  • wvicon.png
  • wvgovwhite.png
  • searchbutton.png
  • gov2.png
  • spotdmv2.jpg
  • taxrefund2016.jpg
  • gotowvapp.jpg
  • bus4wv.jpg
  • mountains.png
  • sliderButton2.png
  • sprite.png
  • leftarrow.png
  • rightarrow.png
  • fontawesome-webfont.woff
  • 404bkimage.jpg
  • __utm.gif
  • Lists.asmx
  • __utm.gif
  • 300lo.json
  • sh.7c7179124ea24ac6ba46caac.html

Our browser made a total of 43 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 77% of them (33 requests) were addressed to the original Wv.gov, 7% (3 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 5% (2 requests) were made to Maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (569 ms) belongs to the original domain Wv.gov.

Additional info on wv.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 40 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Wv. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 17 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

17

Javascripts

16

Images

5

CSS

2

AJAX

40

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

16

Images

1

CSS

2

AJAX

20

Optimized

20

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx before it reached this domain.

IP address

Wv.gov 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

wv.gov

rja.wv.gov

sos.wv.gov

wvtax.gov

transportation.wv.gov

206.16.212.157

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

wv.gov

206.16.212.157 60
NS

wv.gov

dns3.state.wv.us 60
NS

wv.gov

dns.state.wv.us 60
SOA

wv.gov

60 Mname: dns.state.wv.us
Rname: hostmaster.state.wv.us
Serial: 2009103144
Refresh: 300
Retry: 3600
Expire: 1209600
Minimum-ttl: 600
MX

wv.gov

wv-gov.mail.protection.outlook.com 60 Pri: 0

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 Wv.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 Wv.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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Wv.gov 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 77% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Wv.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

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

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