Questions tagged [page-speed]

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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How to find out why the webpage loads slow? [closed]

An external web-development company made a WordPress website for us. The website runs really, really slow on our server. They say that our server is slow. We say that their code is not optimized. What ...
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To pass Core web vitals you need a website close to amp level [closed]

So Google is rolling out AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) but increasing the pressure on CWV with new experimental metrics. To pass CWV, you will need to render a page almost identical to amp level. Do ...
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Google Lighthouse and SVGs with preserveAspectRatio="none"

Google Lighthouse has a red triangle error which significantly impacts the Best Practices score: Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio I can understand why this would be regarded as an error ...
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Why would Google Analytics report slow loading times when other website testing tools show it is very fast?

I have a WordPress website that is well optimized on Pingdom, GTMetrix, and GPI. When I check on Analytics Speed timings some of its pages have an average load time speed of more than 3 seconds, you ...
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Should I change the 'preconnect' URLs from href="//" to href="https://"?

In order to speed up the load of my webpages, that use ads from Google Adsense, I'm considering to modify the following 'preconnect' directives: <link rel="preconnect" href="//...
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I want to measure websites with restricted access with Page Speed ​Insight

I want to measure websites with IP access restrictions in the development environment etc. with Google's Page Speed ​​Insight. Is it possible to use the above web services and APIs? If the access ...
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Which is more important in terms of SEO? TTFB or page fully loaded speed?

In terms of SEO, which is more important? Time to First Byte or page load speed? I ask because with Cloudflare our TTFB is 25% faster than without, but the time to fully load the page and its ...
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Should I exclude countries with poor page speed to prevent Google PageSpeed Insights using aggregate data?

Google has mentioned they use the aggregate data to rank a site. I have poor scores and flagged in search console. When viewing google analytics it shows countries like India increasing the overall ...
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How to improve CLS. Chrome Lighthouse shows GREEN but GSC shows RED?

I have no Idea what is going on. The lighthouse on different devices shows my page CLS 0.002, but when I go to my Google Search Console -> core web vitals the CLS is in RED ZONE >0.25. I ...
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Why does GTmetrix give me the "serve images that are appropriately sized" error?

I've run a GTmetrix test on my website. I get one issue in its audit report at https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.datanumen.com/3FtNGzq8/ I check the image with Chrome DevTools, as below: Since the ...
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Why does my site load slower on the first attempt from an incognito browser?

My WordPress website is connected to Cloudflare CDN. It runs quite smoothly as of now. The site speed is quite good in general. However, when I load the website for the first time after like 10-15 ...
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Not showing Consent Managament Platform (CMP) banner on PageSpeed and Lighthouse is allowed?

I see that most of the famous CMP like Cookiebot are not showing when a website is scanned using Google PageSpeed or Lighthouse. Is this behaviour allowed by Google? It's not cloaking? In CookieBot ...
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Does a good but less than perfect Pagespeed Insights score hurt the chances of a page ranking in Google?

I put my portfolio website through the google speed test and it got a 86. What does this exactly mean? 86 out of 100 strikes me as a good score, what does this mean for the chances of a website with ...
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Embedded YouTube video is slowing down my site

I got a warning about my page speed performance being suboptimal. Turns out that an iframe of 1 embedded YouTube video is loading one JS file that adds half a second to my page load. I added loading=&...
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Can PageSpeed Insights show a breakdown by device or browser for visitors that score 'poor' for FCP, LCP, and CLS?

I'm looking to better understand the population of site visitors to our site that fall in the 'poor'/red zone of FCP, LCP, and CLS of our Field Data metrics on PageSpeed Insights. Does anyone know of ...
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Can you identify the CLI tool for page speed benchmarking that produced this histogram?

I used a CLI program for benchmarking page load speed that produced a histograms like this in its output: 0.969 [1] |■■ 1.700 [17] |■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 2.430 [2] |...
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Reduce the impact of third-party code Third-party code blocked the main thread for 3,390 ms: Google/Doubleclick Ads

Using Google PageSpeed Insights, I see a recommendation: Reduce the impact of third-party code. Third-party code blocked the main thread for 3,390 ms: Google/Doubleclick Ads How would I go about ...
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PageSpeed Insights Field Data Won't Pass Core Web Vitals Assessment!

As you know, Google introduced Core Web Vitals in the end of April 2021 and as of May, the CWV became a ranking factor for Google. Our website was one of those who hit it hard. We lost like 50-70% of ...
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SEO | Cloaking | Is it safe to remove Third-party / Analytical scripts for crawlers/bots? Is this considered as cloaking?

Is it considered as cloaking if I remove third party scripts such as google tag manager, other analytics based scripts tags for crawlers/bots? By removing these external javascripts I will surely have ...
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Major CLS issue - Can´t locate it at all - Core Web Vitals - All Pages effected

since a few weeks already I am trying to fix my CLS issues. My sitemap contains of 150 single pages in total. All of those 150 pages are affected by BOTH the Mobile and Desktop CLS issue (>0.25 &...
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Can I block some core code of my site for Google Speed Insight to improve the speed score?

I blocked some core jQuery files for the UA google lighthouse, I wonder if it actually works, or it just let me get a high score, essentially, google still thinks my score is low.
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Does content below the fold affect CLS (cumulative layout shift) score?

From what I've read on CLS it's worked out with the following formula (essentially stuff in the viewport): area of impact region / area of viewport = impact fraction max move distance / viewport ...
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Why does the Lighthouse API show occasional spikes in total blocking time?

I am using the Lighthouse API to get page load metrics for my site. I'm getting some huge outliers for my Total Blocking Time (TBT) metrics. Since the results are a little different with each request, ...
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Prerendering vs. loadtime optimization

While loadtime optimization we turn many adjusting screws, which all have different efficiency and need different afforts. Is it not better to prerender all, or most important, pages and to guarantee, ...
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How to ensure image search optimization when hosting on a content delivery network?

To improve my websites' user experience, I want to optimize site speed, as well as search engine ranking. Google stated that Improving web speed can benefit ranking in search engine results, but apart ...
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Preload webfonts with format/url variants?

PageSpeed Insights complains that I should preload important assets, which I already do for CSS (http header Link: </assets/css/myfile.css>; rel=preload; as=style). However, the complaints are ...
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SEMRush reports a high html-to-text ratio, what is optimal for SEO?

If I am creating or maintaining a website so for the SEO or page experience point of view: What memory size of text will be comparable to HTML code (for example: text should be 52kb and HTML should ...
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Will Google use field or lab data for ranking sites with core web vitals performance metrics?

Starting in May 2021, Google will begin using their Core Web Vitals metrics to inform search ranking. Will they will use field or lab data as the source of these metrics? Our site scores well on field ...
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Google Page Speed Insights shows zero cumulative layout shift with lab data, but poor CLS with field data

Lab data, as well as online analysis tools show my site to have 0 cumulative layout shift (CLS) issues in mobile and desktop versions. However, Google field data is showing 0.30 CLS issues, (Critical, ...
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Can I put Google Adsense and Analytics at the end of the page instead of the beginning?

I wrote a very fast website that scored 99% on GTMetrix and PageSpeed Insights. Then I added Google Analytics and Google Adsense to the site, adding the scripts to the head section, as advised by ...
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Chrome dev tools reports “Stalled' and ”Initial connection" under mobile mode only

One of my static pages(generated by Hugo) is loading slow on mobile mode, but the exact same page was fine on desktop mode. (google page load speed desktop score 97, but failed Core Web Vitals on ...
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Is it worth using next generation image formats with only partial browser support for SEO?

We are building a website for a client and we are trying to make it as SEO optimized as humanly possible and the question now is how to deal with images. Here is an example of pagespeed result: It ...
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Site speed using web fonts - Self-hosted vs Google Fonts etc

Whilst looking for the right solution for me, I have been looking at the question here Using fonts on websites: Webfonts vs downloaded fonts, and one of the answerers states: The information given to ...
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How to measure processes in Total Blocking Time in Google PageSpeed?

I am trying to measure specific TBT as outlined in Google's documentation The Total Blocking Time (TBT) metric measures the total amount of time between First Contentful Paint (FCP) and Time to ...
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PageSpeed reports that Google Analyics is "unused Javascript" when installed by GTM

I'm setting up a new Drupal 9 site. I have added Google Analytics via Google Tag Manager. I'm using Universal Analytics and these are my tags: Track link clicks Track page views Track scroll depth ...
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Slow Wordpress site speed with Bluehost [closed]

I’m having some trouble with my site speed and I cannot figure out how to fix it. My website is jakesmathlessons.com. It is set up on Wordpress and I use Bluehost for my hosting. I have done the ...
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FCP issue: longer than 3s (desktop)

I am facing speed issue in google search console Although my site speed is considered good as shown from multiple speed tools Google Lighthouse Gtmetrix I have requested to validate this issue ...
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Why does Google, in it's Page Insights tool, advise to use WebP images which don't work in all browsers?

I recently swapped all of the images on my web with WebP compressed images and the Page Insights score got as high as 97. However, I found out my page doesn't work on IE, Safari and Firefox (all other ...
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Speeding up loading time of large html file [closed]

I am hosting a static web page, which you can visit at nswcorona.imfast.io. It is a very large index.html file with many elements (displaying geo-data), and takes about 10-15 seconds to load. I am new ...
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Lazy Loading Images and Source Code

I have a question in regards to lazy-loading. To improve our site speed, we would like to convert all the images on our website to be lazily loaded. My question is since the images that are lazily ...
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Not Hiding but REMOVING content for mobile

I understand using media queries and display:none to hide content for mobile. The problem is that the content still downloads. I found this older post that has a similar issue, but hoping for more ...
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Pagespeed - Render Blocking Resources [closed]

I know there are a few questions on this but I was wondering where I can actually see the scripts that are blocking rendering. Pagespeed Insights will provide a few scripts and CSS, but is there a ...
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Benefit of Add Image By URL in wordpress?

In wordpress we can add image by three method. 1.Upload, 2.Media Lib. and 3.Insert image url. my question is, what is benefit of SEO when you choose 3 option(Insert image url). because i use 1st ...
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PageSpeed Insights error Lighthouse returned error: NO_FCP from rendertron

I have a single page application and therefore am using rendertron for dynamic rendering as recommended by google. Everything appears to be working well. All URL's are available to google from the ...
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Pagespeed Insights reports that Google Analytics is blocking main thread in page load

I'm chasing page speed, partly as proof that getting 90%+ is consistently achievable. My main issue now is Google Analytics. In the below example, it's loaded via Google Tag Manager, so there's just ...
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GTmetrix says Statcounter slowing website, any benefit to removing its code?

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 ...
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How does Google judge page performance if audience is from one specific region & server is also in same region

I want to know how does Google Judge page performance, let us our server are located in India as our audience is from India and page speed over all is fine based on FF developer tools & Chrome .. ...
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How can I determine if my site speed is affecting my conversions?

I need to convince my team that our load times are way too high. Load times for the /cart is around 10 seconds and load times for individual pages are around 6 seconds. I've seen all the studies about ...
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Why does Google Pagespeed have two different meaurements for First Contentful Paint (FCP)?

I'm auditing the speed of some top pages on my site, and want to collect load time data so I can compare in the coming months. I'm using PageSpeed Insights to measure my pages, but I'm confused ...
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Can I Prevent Adsense Loading For GoogleBot?

I have been working on lots of performance updates to my site and I have gotten pretty much every page type to load in under 2 seconds. Most single post pages are coming in at around 1.5 seconds.When ...
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