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Page load speed analysis

  • First response

    361 ms

  • Resources loaded

    7.07 sec

  • Page rendered

    496 ms

  • Total page load time

    7.93 sec

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We analyzed 8.ly page load time and found that the first response time was 361 ms and then it took 7.57 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page.

Page optimization

  • HTML 61.53 Kb
    Images 8.64 Kb
    Javascripts 572.2 Kb
    CSS 8.96 Kb

    In fact, the total size of 8.ly main page is 79.14 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.Javascripts take 572.2 Kb which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 61.53 Kb
    • After minification 56.61 Kb
    • After compression 14.15 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 14.15 Kb or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 8.64 Kb
    • After optimization 8.12 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. 8 needs image optimization as it can save up to 8.12 Kb or 94% of the original volume..The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 572.2 Kb
    • After minification 526.42 Kb
    • After compression 103 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 103 Kb or 18% of the original size.

    • Original 8.96 Kb
    • After minification 8.42 Kb
    • After compression 1.52 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.8.ly needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 1.52 Kb or 17% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • 8.ly
  • jquery.min.js
  • ui.core.js
  • ui.dialog.js
  • ui.draggable.js
  • ui.resizable.js
  • ui.tabs.js
  • jquery.tablesorter.js
  • jquery.tablesorter.pager.js
  • jquery.metadata.js
  • jquery.ahover.js
  • addthis_widget.js
  • swfobjects.js
  • markerclusterer.js
  • shorturl.css
  • jsapi
  • maps
  • ga.js
  • logo.png
  • cut.gif
  • copy.gif
  • send.gif
  • _ate.track.config_resp
  • 300lo.json
  • sh.e4e8af4de595fdb10ec1459d.html
  • __utm.gif

Our browser made a total of 26 requests and 3 domains to load all elements on the main page.We found that 65% of them (17 requests) were addressed to the original 8.ly,8% (2 request) were made to s7.addthis.comand 8.% (2 request) were made to www.google-analytics.com.The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.01 sec) relates to the external swfobjects.js.

Additional info on 8.ly


The browser has sent 24 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of 8. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.









Possible request optimization











Good result

IP address

8.ly 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

DNS records

Type Info

Language and encoding

Normal result


N/A da language flag


DEsv language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 8.ly can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our system also found out that 8.ly 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

8.ly 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 Australian. 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 8.ly page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to Australian 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 8. 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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