Bulk audit of page load speed and usability.

Webdesign  |  27.10.2016

Page load speed is becoming one of the fundamentals of usable web. Users become more and more demanding and the web has been headed from complexity to speed and simplicity for a long time. It is good to check your web load speed, optimize it and identify weak spots. Marketing Miner represents the solution for bulk audit of more URLs at once and thanks to that, an easier and faster identification of weak spots from the load speed point of view.
Step 1

To import data, a user uses the section URL Miners, where they import URL dataset using one of the methods of import. In case of load speed audit, it is either import of the sitemap or some example URLs.

Example of URL import through clipboard in URL Miners section

It is useful to give the report a name, by clicking on Dataset name that makes it easy to be identified. In case a user wants to save input dataset for future use for different purposes, they can check the box Save dataset.

Example of saving dataset

By clicking on Select Miners a user then gets to miner selection.


Step 2

Miner selection and audit processing

After getting to miner selection, a user selects PageSpeed miner and selects what data should the miner collect:

  • PageSpeed (Inspects data on page load speed, server response time, size of sources and many more)
  • PageSpeed Issues (Identifies weak spots and suggests, which problems should be solved)
  • Mobile Friendly (Testing, whether a page is optimized for mobile devices)
  • Usability (Identifies weak spots in web usability)
Selection of PageSpeed miner

Output example

The output is a list, containing following columns:

Column description

Checkbox: PageSpeed
Keyword/URLTested URL
Load TimeLoad time of a page in ms
DOM Content LoadedLoad time DOM in ms
Server Response TimeResponse time of server in ms
RequestsNumber of requests sent when page is loading
Redirected RequestsNumber of requests that were redirected (unnecessary delay)
Error RequestsNumber of requests that directed to non-existent sources
Requested DomainsNumber of various domains, where the requests went to
Image SizeTotal size of images when loading a page
Javascript SizeTotal size of JS sources when loading a page
CSS SizeTotal CSS source size when loading a page
HTML SizeSize of HTML in case it's stated in Content-length
Other SizeTotal size of other loaded sources (videos,..)
First Biggest RequestFirst biggest source when loading a page
Second Biggest RequestSecond biggest source when loading a page
Third Biggest RequestThird biggest source when loading a page
Checkbox: Mobile Friendly
Mobile_friendlyIdentification, whether URL is usable in mobile devices as well
Checkbox: PageSpeed Issues
ScorePageSpeed Score according to PageSpeed Insights
AvoidLandingPageRedirectsThere are unnecessary redirects on the page. More info
EnableGzipCompressionWeb uses Gzip compression. More info
LeverageBrowserCachingWeb uses source caching correctly. More info
MainResourceServerResponseTimeServer response is sufficiently fast. More info
MinifyCssURL uses minified CSS sources. More info
MinifyHTMLURL uses minified HTML. More info
MinifyJavaScriptURL uses minified JS sources. More info
MinimizeRenderBlockingResourcesURL efficiently loads sources in a way that a user can see the content as soon as possible. More info
OptimizeImagesURL uses optimized images. More info
PrioritizeVisibleContentDetects, whether bigger sources are necessary to load a content above the fold and whether that causes its loading to slow down. More info
Checkbox: Usability
AvoidPluginsDetection of loading of web plugins , which is better to avoid (Flash, Silverlight,...). More info
ConfigureViewportDetection, whether a viewport for various devices is configured correctly. More info
SizeContentToViewportDetection, whether the content on various devices is still accessible without horizontal scrolling. More info
SizeTapTargetsAppropriatelyAudit of usability of elements according to their size on various devices. More info
Step 3

Output analysis

An output can then be analyzed by the user with a use of tools that can work with XSLX outputs. We recommend these step-by-step instructions of analysis below:

Excel instructionsLink to download tool
OpenRefine instructionsLink to download tool
Tableau Public instructionsLink to download tool

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