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Content Encoding Data

Content Encoding

Content Encoding
Values Returned
What We Do
Examples of How Content Encoding Data Can Be Used
- Example 1: Identify uncompressed resources
- Example 2: Improve load times
- Example 3: Identify the types of encoding used
Related Content
Benefits of Content Encoding and Page Speed Data

 

Content Encoding

Such as resources is using gzip compression.

Raptor’s web crawler collects encoding data for every accessible resource on a site.

 

Values Returned

Within the column for ‘Content Encoding’, there several values that can be returned for this which are as follows:

Gzip
Compress
Deflate
Identity

These are the types that we currently identify

 

If the URL is inaccessible

 

What We Do

Here we detail the type of encoding used / if used on the resource / URL. Encoding such as gzip compression can improve load times and makes for a better user experience. We look for things such as but not limited to:

  • Gzip
  • Compress
  • Deflate
  • Identity

 

Examples of How Content Encoding Data Can Be Used

The examples below show how Content Encoding data can be used for SEO.

 

Example 1: Identify uncompressed resources

Some resources should be compressed or encoded in certain ways to improve their load times. You can very quickly filter this data out in the format we provide it to you in.

 

Example 2: Improve load times

As mentioned, this data can be very useful when identifying slow loading content that could be better encoded to improve load times.

 

Example 3: Identify the types of encoding used

In some instances, you may want to review the type of encoding used to see if there is a better or more correct type that should be used instead.

 

Related Content

The list of guides below might be useful if you are analysing Content Encoding data and want to know more about it:

Related column headers in Raptor website crawler reports for this topic are as follows:

 

Benefits of Content Encoding and Page Speed Data

There are several main benefits to analysing page speed data, some of the more popular ones we’ve listed below:

  • Identify encoding types
  • improve page speed
  • Identify uncompressed resources
  • Save Time collecting and exporting data

 

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