Site Speed Success Formula = good website latency + fast DNS lookup + high page load speed.
Site Speed Laboratory offers analysis of DNS Lookup speed & latency tests (ping) & Page Load speed for every website. Our analysis is based on data for May 25 2011. Since the first of July 2010 we carried out 0 tests from locations
for the main page of this website, the last of which were made about 3593 hours ago
SiteSpeedLab Overall Website Rating for this website
Based on our speed test results table and considering features of the current webserver location
(United states, New york), we concluded overall
This website speed rank is 24.
That means 24% of the sites from the
New york are slower for visitors than this website.
It is important to understand that you can't evaluate website speed without considering
website audience location. You should evaluate the speed of the site considering location of your
primary audience (visitors), and not just from abstract tests from various points of the planet. There
is a chance that your website is quite slow for visitors from German but pretty quick for Australian
users at the same time. Based on a primary audience location data Site Speed Laboratory maintains objective
rating. Test servers
located in the Usa and Canada are more useful and important to Grandparents.com
because the shares of each country are 95.10 and 2.10 percent respectively.
You should not overestimate the importance of the website speed factor. Google has more than 200 ranking factors and website speed is just one of them.
DNS Lookup Speed
Browser should lookup domain name and get IP address of the server (22.214.171.124) before downloading the page.
We test DNS resolve for this domain from 5 locations. That's how we've got the
average time of receiving IP: 0.15s (which is better than 26% of all sites).
For more detailed stats look at DNS tests graph and DNS resolve page for United states, New york location
(Average value on the widget is an average DNS resolve time for websites hosted at the same location).
Downloading page itself is the final stage of the testing. Actually, this is the last stage,
after which page is displayed completely for user. The download speed depends on many factors.
Main factors are the following: the width of the bandwidth up to the domain, the number of
simultaneous download threads, speed of the server, a distance between user and domain web server.
Recent measurements have shown the speed of page download for this domain is 48.845Kb/s
(which is better than 24% of all sites in this region).
For more detailed stats check out report for New york hosted websites.
Page Speed is a key factor in the website speed estimations (along with
DNS lookup speed and website latency).
Speed of the page loading, sophisticated subdomains usage for static content (images, css),
optimized code (html, js), hosting on fast servers with good latency to its audience leads
to good results and, ultimately, to a good website profitability.
While conducting tests we emulate a visit your website using the browser Firefox 3.5.6.
Test results of the page loading listed in this table:
Pagespeed Flash Table
Ways to improve website performance
Once the document (website's main page) has been downloaded, we
analyze it. It allows us to give webmasters some recommendations on how
to optimize page load speed. We analyze the internal and external
Reduse DNS Resolve
Browsers must resolve site's hosts to display all of the elements of the
Grandparents.com's page. Every domain name resolve requires a time, which
precedes the load from a specific domain. You can speed up page
loading by reducing the number of hosts, from which elements of the
page are loaded.
To display a page, a browser needs to load a lot of small images. Try to
combine images into one and display them via CSS. This technology is
called 'CSS Sprites'. It helps you reduce the number of requests to
the web server, which in turn also requires time and bandwidth.
For more details about this technology read our manual.
This is a good practice to give the user content in compressed form.
We've detected 314.95 Kb of content that could be compressed.
By compressing content you can achieve the size of ~ 78.74 Kb
(saving 236.21 Kb). This would accelerate the page loading speed and would positively
impact the bandwidth savings in Cerfnet.
http://www.grandparents.com/master.js. File size 30.13 Kb and you can save up to 22.6 Kb
http://www.grandparents.com/master-v2.js. File size 36.05 Kb and you can save up to 27.04 Kb
http://www.grandparents.com/master-v3.js. File size 25.5 Kb and you can save up to 19.13 Kb
http://www.grandparents.com/menu.js. File size 10.7 Kb and you can save up to 8.02 Kb
http://www.grandparents.com/PromoPopIn.js. File size 23.97 Kb and you can save up to 17.98 Kb
http://oascentral.grandparents.com/RealMedia/ads/adstream_mjx.ads/www..... File size 3 Kb and you can save up to 2.25 Kb
http://img.mediaplex.com/content/0/11606/92896/HART_728x90_Narrator384.... File size 6.15 Kb and you can save up to 4.61 Kb
http://www.grandparents.com/splash/AC_RunActiveContent.js. File size 8.32 Kb and you can save up to 6.24 Kb
Keep Components under 25K
Users often visit web site using a mobile phone. Even the most modern and advanced gadgets
have some limitations. For example an iPhone browser do not cache page components bigger
than 25K. So you should strive to ensure that scripts, CSS-styles, etc.
are less than 25K.
http://imagec12.247realmedia.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/Gparents/Bots... Content-Encoding: image/gif. File size 41.95 Kb.
http://imagec12.247realmedia.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/Gparents/Bill... Content-Encoding: image/jpeg. File size 29.61 Kb.
http://www.grandparents.com/splash/gp_player.swf Content-Encoding: application/x-shockwave-flash. File size 86.18 Kb.
Avoid 301 & 302 Redirects
Redirect allows you to make website or page available under many URLs. Webmasters use redirects
when their sites change domain name, several websites are merged into one, document is moved too
a new location, etc.
Using a redirect delays content obtaining. Any delay negatively affects on the user experience.
We've detected that page has 4 redirects before page components start loading.
The following list contains some of these redirects:
http://altfarm.mediaplex.com/ad/js/11606-92896-19619-2?mpt=995893741&m... redirects to http://img.mediaplex.com/content/0/11606/92896/HART_728x90_Narrator384...
http://pixel.mathtag.com/data/img?mt_id=100018&mt_dcid=1293726744 redirects to http://tag.admeld.com/pixel?admeld_adprovider_id=296&custom_uuid=4d1c5...
http://rt.udmserve.net/udm/fetch.tg?ev41=a redirects to http://cdn.udmserve.net/pix.gif
http://at.amgdgt.com/ads/?t=pp&px=6825&rnd=1293726744 redirects to http://cdn.amgdgt.com/base/pixels/transparent.gif
Try to reduce the number unnecessary redirects.
Alternate text for the images.
As you may already know, search engine that indexes your pages, do not
have eyes. And all content you are trying to display on your site is
just HTML & CSS code, images, Flash, etc for the robots. It is It's
extremely important to describe each of the objects more datailed using
ALT, TITLE and other tags.
Our robot has determined that the grandparents.com page has
images, which has no tag ALT. Tag ALT is a text field, that specifies an
alternate text for an image. But not only. Search engines consider this
tag as a supplemental result for assessing the content of your page
entirely. Do not ignore it!
P.S. We used keyword for this image that seemed to us most important for your page.
But you can go ahead and give to each of 75 images an ALT text. This problem requires
responsible approach. No need to put the same text at alt tag of the all images.
Imagine that the pictures do not show and try to make sure that users understand what
is shown on the picture based on the alt tag
Specify image dimensions
The browser needs to know the actual dimensions of image (width and height) to quickly render webpage.
We have detected that the 46 images has no width and height.
If you do not specify the width and/or height, then in order to
correctly display the image browser needs to download it and only then
put on the screen. Otherwise, there is a chance browser will display
elements under the picture inappropriately as well as the possible
presence of "jumping" effect of the page content (until the page load
We provide below example of how to define the image http://imagec12.247realmedia.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/Gparents/Bills_ROS_728x90-T_2010.12/easyloan_ad_biills_V2_728x9016981846.jpg dimensions:
Show main content of the page clearly. One of the most important
internal website ranking factors is the H1 tag. It's a title of the
document and the most powerful keyword, actually. Our robot did not
find the h1 tag on the page.
Use the TITLE for A tag
As we have already mentioned, search engine bots can not see the site
like a people do it. They more focused on the descriptions of certain
page elements. That's why we strongly recommend use TITLE operator in
the "A" tag. This operator not only describes the page referenced by
the page more detailed, but also takes part in the page describing.
For example, you have the link on your website:
Of course, you can (and should) use more proper phrase instead of the "expert advice" that describes the link http://www.quantcast.com/p-b3zegO6lKtGvw.
Number of links on the page
Try to avoid a large number of links on the page. Our robot
have found 408 links on this page. Google recommends
to keep the number of links fewer than 100.
More information about this topic you can find in
Google Webmaster Guidelines
and in the post "How many links per page?"
by Matt Cutts (head of Google’s Webspam team)