Page-Speed normally refers to the time it takes for a web-page to be presented to a browser in a "fully loaded" state.

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Can minifying the html of page have a negative effect on seo?

Ive been reviewing the speed of a site using google page speed one of the things it told me to do was minify the html of the page. Im fine with this but by minifying the html (or any other markup or ...
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Blank image. What to use: Base64 vs 1x1 JPEG image

I am building a website and I want to make HTTP queries as few as possible for a better website speed and seo. The page I just created is showing images on scroll (images have an attribute data-scr ...
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What is the cause of page speed performing extremely poorly on Chrome on Windows and Safari on Linux?

I am more interested in the cause of poor page loading speed on Chrome/Windows, since this combo covers the vast majority of our users. The average page speed in the last month is 55 seconds for ...
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What CDN features are the most important when picking a CDN provider?

Price and a number of PoP's surely do matter. But if I was after choosing one CDN provider out of 10 similar ones, what CDN features would be the most important? Which ones do really matter for ...
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Will deleting font files make my website run faster even if it causes multiple (and more) zero byte requests for the missing files?

I have a file that is part of my website template with a size of 55.8 kb. I want to lean down my website and make it run faster. I can prevent that file from loading by deleting it. When that ...
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Does Google value DOMContentLoaded or Load Time more as a ranking signal

I am working on a project to improve the performance of my sites web pages and by removing render blocking CSS and JS have halved the DOMContentLoaded time of some critical pages but have not reduced ...
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Which version of my site is preferable for SEO

As you can see from the graphs below, the blue version shows content sooner, but the overall page load is slower. Thoughts?
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Page speed performing poorly specifically on OS X versions of Chrome. What gives?

I'm digging into page speed within my Google Analytics, and saw that I'm having higher than average load times with Chrome, which was unexpected. Digging in further by operating system, the issue ...
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From which file size is it worth to implement images as Data URI?

As the title says: for site speed up sake it is good to implement small images like Data URIs directly into HTML source code, like inline CSS (background image url), or with usual img src. But from ...
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What client on webpagetest.org is equivalent to googlebot client?

I made various speed tests to my website via webpagetest.org and I used a mobile network in California (which I believe is the closest one to google) to measure the speed of my site. It reports the ...
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Does background video affect SEO?

Does the extra loading time that a background video has, affect SEO? Or that does not really affect it because the HTML already loaded and the video is just streaming after? Does it make a difference ...
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Specify a character set for fontawesome-webfont.woff2

I am looking to speed up my website as much as possible and am using gtmetrix. The last thing on the PageSpeed list that I have to complete is Specify a character set early: The following resources ...
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Change MX record - separate mailserver from webserver

Ok, we all encountered at least one request to change MX entry and separate mailserver from webserver. That's all fine, we all know how to do it. My problem here is this... let's say I put a site on ...
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Akamai vs pagespeed module

We have akamai as CDN, we also have Apache before our website. We want to utilise the page speed module benefits. We are just worried about how page speed cache will affect our application where we ...
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Theme load speed - do a few seconds matter?

Here’s a questions for the devs and SEO guru’s … If we are looking at themes to help speed up the front end dev and design time on certain projects do we need to take into consideration the load speed ...
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Streaming Vs Downloading Site Load Speed debate

We have a number of sites that use bg video - currently the video file (1.4mb) is loaded from the server and increases page load. My question is whether streaming the video on loop via Vimeo or ...
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Getting Pagespeed 100/100 can get you penalized in Google?

I am a developer on a website, and I am trying every possible way to get highest score 100/100 on Google pagespeed. But it comes out that this sanbox checker tools show as penalized from time to time ...
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Page speed - Loading comments on an article/blog post

So I'm currently building a template page to use for articles that we will be purchasing from a content writer (so basically we are content marketing). I'm finishing up the layout on the comment ...
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Why would my site load slower after I switched to https?

I bought and implemented an SSL certificate on my website and it seems to load a lot slower than before. Why does this happen and how can it be fixed?
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Browser Cache Control

First: I'm a Designer that knows some HTML and CSS, not a programmer, so I'm so in advance for my limited knowledge and understanding :) My website skeleton is based on a single HTML and a few CSS ...
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How do I decrease first byte time with GoDaddy and GitHub pages?

I've been trying to optimize my site as much as possible. One thing I can't figure out is reducing first byte time as WebPagetest gives me an "F". Does anyone have any tips for this? My site domain is ...
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HTTP to HTTPS Redirect, but make it cacheable redirect? [duplicate]

In an effort to speed up my small wordpress site. This was recommended to allow caching my redirects. Wordpress Settings has HTTPS for address. What are my options? Avoid landing page redirects ...
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How to SpeedUp? Small Wordpress page, 447kb, load time ~3sec

Testing: Under NameCheap shared hosting my 5 page Wordpress site first page is 447kb HTTPS and 23 requests but takes 3 seconds to load (pingdom). That is rather poor right? Tried a second time ...
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Google PageSpeed Insight: redirecting non-www to www does not use cache version

If I test my website with Google PageSpeed, I get a lower score if I test mydomain.com than if I test www.mydomain.com. In the first case, Google complains my server took too much time to respond. I ...
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Google Page speed test showing 0 page speed

I tried to test the speed of a website and it appeared to show 0 speed. Why would a site have 0 speed? Please guide me. Thanks.
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Reducing waiting delay to webpage rendering time?

I ran a few tests on my website at webpagetest.org and while the Time to First Byte is under 200ms, it seems that in all tests I have run in different browsers at different locations, the page is ...
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Do websites have to rank an “A” on GTMetrix?

Lately I've noticed that a lot of clients refer to the GTMetrix rating system when discussing deliverables for their website. In their eyes, GTMetrix is great because it allows them to validate the ...
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requests with http://. should I block?

I took a look at my logs and found out that earlier this year, random computers made a request to resources and my log recorded it as follows: "GET http://testp3.pospr.waw.pl/testproxy.php HTTP/1.1" ...
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What size (in bytes) constraints are industry standard for web images?

Back in the day you wanted your images to be 5 KB and going above 30 KB was considered crazy. What are the industry standards these days? I just ran GTMetrix on Yahoo.com and came back with images ...
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Pagespeed rating vs server speed from a SEO perspective

What's more important for my website, from a SEO perspective? I first had a page load time from around 900ms and a google rating from about 70. Using some plugins I managed to get the rating up to ...
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Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

When you seek speed score in Google Page Insight, you may be seen a warning like "Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content ", i have been looking for a solution to fix ...
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Improve load speed of web page with many images [duplicate]

I own an ecommerce website built with Magento that has many images in the homepage for promotional banners. What is the best way to improve load speed? Reducing the file size sacrifice quality, so is ...
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Will asynchronous JavaScript affect SEO?

As page load time affects SEO ranking. In my site I am having some asynchronous JavaScript like AddThis, Google Translator which makes my page load time longer. I want to know whether is there any ...
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Does SPDY benefit SEO rankings?

Google have stated that speed is a ranking factor: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed/ Does implementing SPDY have any consequence for SEO?
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When a mod_rewrite redirect is in place, do absent <img>s still cost more server time than present <img>s?

I have a series of webpages in which the <html> refers to: <img src="img1.png" [...] /> <img src="img2.png" [...] /> <img src="img3.png" [...] /> After I realised that ...
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What if one certain page is much slower than the rest of your website?

I have a very fast website, but there is one overview page that queries a lot and takes 16 to 17 seconds to load. Will this have an impact on my SEO?
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ExpiresByType not working for PNG images when set in .htaccess for a WordPress site

In my website I have the expires headers settings reported below. When I use Google's PageSpeed Insights test I get the message: XYZ.png expire headers not set, which I'm getting for all the PNG files ...
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Google PageSpeed: Generating critical css for css file served from CDN

We were trying to optimise the website using google pagespeed and now having some issue: We're using nginx_pagespeed module Trying to enable the prioritize_critical_css filter Since the CSS files ...
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Can .htaccess be used to cache AdSense JavaScript to improve the pagespeed score?

I'm AdSense publisher and I need to improve the page speed score for my site. It already gets 90/100 for speed and 100/100 for User Experience, however Google AdSense code is preventing it from ...
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Background Image Loading Optimization for SEO

I am implementing a product image slider for an ecommerce website. I want to make sure that the page is nice and fast for SEO purposes (as site speed is a factor in ranking). I'm not sure if it ...
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InstantClick effect on SEO?

InstantClick.io is a pretty awesome JS library that makes a website feel a lot faster (in most cases) by prefetching links when a user is hovering above them. This will cut off at least about 100ms ...
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Specifying image dimensions to improve browser performance

I recently ran an audit on my web site using Google Developer Tools. My images are all the same size (500 horizontal by 300 vertical pixels) so I thought it would be better if I left out the image ...
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Google PageSpeed, optimizing Google's own elements

I'm trying Google's PageSpeed online service Ironically, it's primarily highlighting Google's own services as something that needs improvement on my site 1) jQuery from Google: blocking. So I moved ...
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Joining and compressing all javascript files together - good idea?

Curently, I avoid loading any unnecesary scripts on individual pages of my site. I have a class that remembers all javascript files that were requested during PHP processing and adds them to HTML. I ...
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mod_pagespeed not compressing images

mod_pagespeed is not compressing images on my homepage. My current config has: AddOutputFilterByType MOD_PAGESPEED_OUTPUT_FILTER text/html What is the usual setting people use for mod_pagespeed ...
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Does the JavaScript that Google Analytics Experiments adds slow down alternate versions, and how could I measure this?

I am using Content Experiments in Google Analytics to test three different landing pages. This uses JavaScript on the initial page to load the alternates. Would the additional JavaScript add to the ...
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Mobile Browsers! Do they ignore `<noscript><img>` (Responsive Design with Framework Zurb Foundation (Interchange/Noscript))

Experimenting with Interchange Responsive Images I'm experimenting with Interchange by Zurb Foundation to serve various images versions to different devices. For example 200x100 for mobiles, 300x100 ...
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page load wait time on my machine is 55ms but on test websites like pingdom.com it is 1.5 seconds, why would this happen?

When I analyze the website's page load speed in Chrome I can see the wait time (where the return response files of the sever are being generated) is 55ms and total page load time is 1 second or much ...
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Regarding improving site performance

I have an e-commerce website and have close to 9000 products in it with each product having 3 pictures at least. Now my site is loading at an average speed but I want to improve it, as I will be ...
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How to combine GZip + CDN for faster page loads? [duplicate]

I made a Speed Test on my site via online tool. The tool recommended enabling compression to speed up the site. As far as I understand this requires some changes on server (already done by hosting ...