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bestofthereader.ca: Best of The Reader – Favorite stories from The Westcoast Reader

Page load speed analysis

  • First response

    252 ms

  • Resources loaded

    3.41 sec

  • Page rendered

    324 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.98 sec

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We analyzed bestofthereader.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 252 ms and then it took 3.73 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page.

Page optimization

  • HTML 8.91 Kb
    Images 298.41 Kb
    Javascripts 50.87 Kb
    CSS 69.63 Kb

    In fact, the total size of bestofthereader.ca main page is 376.95 Kb.This result falls within a vast category (top 1 000 000) of heavyweight, probably not optimized, and thus slow loading web pages.Only 5% of websites need less resources to load.Images take 298.41 Kb which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 8.91 Kb
    • After minification 8.1 Kb
    • After compression 2.23 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 2.23 Kb or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 298.41 Kb
    • After optimization 277.52 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. Best Of The Reader needs image optimization as it can save up to 277.52 Kb or 93% of the original volume..The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 50.87 Kb
    • After minification 47.81 Kb
    • After compression 15.77 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 15.77 Kb or 31% of the original size.

    • Original 69.63 Kb
    • After minification 62.67 Kb
    • After compression 23.68 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.bestofthereader.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 23.68 Kb or 34% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • www.bestofthereader.ca
  • wp-emoji-release.min.js
  • style.min.css
  • bootstrap.min.css
  • css
  • css
  • style.css
  • font-awesome.min.css
  • jquery.js
  • jquery-migrate.min.js
  • parallax.min.js
  • jquery.slicknav.min.js
  • jquery.fitvids.min.js
  • scripts.js
  • navigation.js
  • skip-link-focus-fix.js
  • wp-embed.min.js
  • monitor.js
  • cropped-Banner1.png
  • by-nc-nd-300x105.png
  • IncapsulaResource1.png
  • IncapsulaResource1.png
  • IncapsulaResource1.png
  • IncapsulaResource1.png
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Our browser made a total of 25 requests and 3 domains to load all elements on the main page.We found that 68% of them (17 requests) were addressed to the original www.bestofthereader.ca,8% (2 request) were made to fonts.googleapis.comand 8.% (1 request) were made to lf5am.x.incapdns.net.The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (371 ms) relates to the external wp-embed.min.js.

Additional info on bestofthereader.ca

Requests

The browser has sent 21 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Best Of The Reader. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.

10

Javascripts

7

Images

4

CSS

21

All

Possible request optimization

2

Javascripts

4

Images

1

CSS

13

Optimized

8

All

Good result

IP address

bestofthereader.ca 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

199.83.128.173

199.83.132.173

DNS records

Type Info
A199.83.128.173
A199.83.132.173
MXMX preference = 30, Mail exchanger = mx.bestofthereader.ca.
NSns2.netfirms.com.
NSns1.netfirms.com.
SOAns1.netfirms.com. hostmaster.netfirms.com. 2015060450 10800 3600 604800 3600
TXT"v=spf1 ip4:66.96.128.0/18 ?all"

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

N/A da language flag

Detected

EN-USsv language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise bestofthereader.ca can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our system also found out that bestofthereader.ca 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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HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

bestofthereader.ca 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 80% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 5150 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 bestofthereader.ca page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to Canada or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Best Of The Reader. 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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