A few years ago, I installed Statcounter code on my website. It's at the end of pages, just before body tag. It loads asynchronously. When I check my pages on gtmetrix, it states that there are 2 major reasons that my pages load slowly:
- Statcounter - takes around 1.5 seconds
- Google adsense ads
I have Google Analytics tracking also on the pages. I can't remove AdSense because it provides my income. Can removing statcounter help in any way toward improving page loading time and Google SEO? I thought that because it was async, it wouldn't affect page load.