Thanks. If I could get rid of the ads and google analytics I’d bee doing even better (well, from a performance perspective).
Beyond the raw times, I’m actually appalled and how most of the sites utterly fail some of the basics. They are all over the freaking place:
websiteoptimization.com - very light though they could use a caching header on their 3 images.
passengerpro - Need to enable gzip and put some caching headers in place (and could benefit a little from css and js consolidation)
neotys - Needs caching headers and does well against most of the other automated checks but could really use some sprite love
pingdom results - pretty good though they should compress their jquery and also in need of some sprite love
soasta results - ouch, pretty much an utter failure across the board. Not even using persistent connections
Gomez - wow, all of those discrete css files are killing them. Also need caching headers in place and some sprite love
Alert Site - Also in desperate need of compressing their js code and combining the discrete files (not to mention caching)
Keynote - may even be worse than gomez with tons of discrete css and js files, but not even compressed (and the obligatory lack of caching)
Lack of caching is certainly a consistent theme but that is a pretty sad state of affairs given the targeted demographics. When I looked at optimizing a regular website design house they looked pretty bad but at least they aren’t selling performance services.