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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Can Cloudflare be used without it showing the “redirecting” screen to the user? [on hold]

Essentially, can I have Cloudflare instantly load my website? My website is already fast enough, but for good measure I'd like to use Cloudflare (in addition to it's anti-DDos benefits). From what I'...
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SEO-Being penalized by Google Fonts

I'm using a font that is in Google Fonts on my site and I'm importing through css: @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat:100,300,300i,400,400i,600,600i,700,800,900'); The ...
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Which performance metrics should I care about for SEO? [duplicate]

I'm trying to optimize our website's speed. When it comes to SEO, I'm wondering if I should care about things such as the fully loaded metric, which this article says is when 2 seconds have passed and ...
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Does improving the page load speed decrease user session duration?

My website loaded in 10 seconds, then I improved the site's performance. I introduced a cache, minified files, and compressed images. This reduced the load speed to under 2 seconds. Is this why the ...
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I need to compress images to speed up my website [duplicate]

My website is extremely slow. One of the main reasons for the slowness is due to large images in the headers of the pages. I have been advised to compress them. How would I go about compressing ...
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What are the disadvantages of having all your images lazy loaded?

That would increase the amount of requests but also improve the webpage speed loading time. Google just advice to avoid to downloading offscreen images as part of the initial page load, but what are ...
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Small Image Files Taking Long to Load

According to the network tab in Chrome Developer Tools, I have a number of images that are under 100KB, but are taking multiple seconds to load: Are these times accurate? The images don't visibly ...
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Does wordpress give a disadvantage to your page speed score?

I have a website for instance that only contains the default "Hello World" and other headers and internal links as it is a new wordpress installation. It uses the Twenty Nineteen theme which I believe ...
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What does it mean to have “Web browser is waiting for data from the server” high on a speed test site. I have 21560.1s in wait time? [duplicate]

The web page took 22792 ms to load, used 119 requests, and weighed in at 1.7 MB. The Google Page Speed performance grade for this web page is 70/100. I'm looking to decrease my load times, but am ...
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What is “resources” in Google Chrome Develper Tools Network Section?

My page is 1.4MB in size (Calculated by GTMetrix). When I checked with developer tools, I can also confirm that in "transferred" indicator in Network tab. (image below) However I don't understand ...
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What is 'User Time' in web page speed tests?

I am running a few tests on my site's speed using https://webpagetest.org. I noticed a metric in there called 'User Time'. Tried Googling and looking through the site documentation but could not find ...
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Reduce CloudFlare Wait Time

I installed CloudFlare as a test to one domain on my server, supposing it would be quicker. But it's not. The waiting time (I think, otherwise known as time to first byte) has gone up considerably. ...
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Wordpress Site Loading Speed to Slow: 8.13s [closed]

My wordpress website is extremely slow on loading the page. It's takin 8.3 seconds from Frankfurt sometimes more. I am using Bluehost and I have heard it's slower but this seems too much... You can ...
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Suggestion to improve slow Wordpress page

So The website on the company I work on, has issues with delayed homepage loading times. Obviously I suggested to remove a few features from the first page, but I am afraid that all the included ...
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Comparing Page Load Time

How can I save (for a later use in comparison) the page load results totals in chrome`s network panel. The totals are displayed on the status bar but I didnt find a way to save it. Is there a better ...
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Will premium DNS speed up TLS/SSL?

I'm trialing out CloudFlare (which I only want for speed optimisation). I'm guessing I should wait a bit longer to test the true benefits, due to propagation. One thing I can't find out is if such ...
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Pagespeed not compressing images

Original image bart-had-a-groove.gif size is 753.43 KB. Processed image bart-had-a-groove.gif.pagespeed.ce.gB3ARqAHA8.gif size is still 753.43 KB. Mods used: pagespeed DisableRewriteOnNoTransform ...
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Server wait period after DNS lookup is way too slow

I'm trying to optimize the speed of my portfolio site as much as possible, which considering its a static website shouldn't take much. I'm using cloudflare to manage my DNS, DigitalOcean's droplet ...
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If I change a Wordpress Theme then will it result in Performance and Page Loading Speed Improvements?

My wordpress blog is running on a very advanced, powerful and e-commerce capable theme. The issue is, this theme is packed with hundreds of DOM classes, Javascripts library and multiple CSS files. ...
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How much critical CSS can be inlined before there is a negative performance impact?

I've heard that to avoid render-blocking issues, it's good to inline critical CSS directly in the <HEAD> tag by including the actual CSS in <STYLE> tags, and then load the rest of the CSS ...
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Template or flat file for CMS?

So it looks like most CMS uses templates, like WordPress or ghost or all other CMS uses templates. But we can still see some flat file CMS on the market. So what's the difference between them? Is ...
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Why is serving cached content to logged in users against recommendations?

I am keen to get some more information on cached pages. I currently have a store through wordpress/woocommerce and use hummingbird to cache pages. On of the options is to opt to serve cached pages ...
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Is combining / concatenation of CSS and JS technique considered deprecated?

Google used to recommend webmasters to combine external CSS and JS files to improve the page speed. One of these pages was here: https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/best-practices/rtt#...
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Does Google PageSpeed Insights have nothing to do with where my server is?

Here is the Page Speed Insight: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ I sometimes run my website on it but ALWAYS get the same result. However, I used to think this is very ...
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What does these two “median” words mean in this Page Speed Test result?

Here is a copy: First paragraph Data from the Chrome User Experience Report indicates this page's median FCP (1.7s) and DCL (1.8s) ranks it in the middle third of all pages. This page has a ...
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Will a large HTML5 video (30 MB) affect SEO / page speed?

I have a video that I optimized from 150 MB to 30 MB. The video files are hosted on Amazon S3 instead of my website's server. Will this affect my page speed/SEO since the file is so big?
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PageSpeed Insights Render Blocking Styles on Secondary Pages Only

I am working in a custom WordPress theme and trying to optimize for higher scores on Google's PageSpeed Insights. I have the homepage scoring 100/100 for mobile/desktop with zero render blocking ...
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How can you view user timing data in Google Analytics split by URL?

Let's say I have a custom user timing in Google Analytics, which represents the time it takes for each page to load all the images above the fold (or a variety of other metrics). Since the images on ...
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Prioritise Visible Content - Google PageSpeed Insights

Wondering if anyone can help me. I'm having issues with prioritizing visible content (PVC). I've read all the Google documentation and understand the above-the-fold content is the top 500px but can'...
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What does “_blocked_queueing” mean in a HAR file

I'm extracting some loading time data from a site into a HTTP ARchive format (HAR) file, but I just can't find what "_blocked_queueing" means.
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How can I speed up my wordpress website? [closed]

My website is based on a Wordpress and I want to know why its loading metrics are so bad. What can I do practically? I've already tried to use: Cloudflare W3 Total Cache Autoptimize EWWW Image ...
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Is there any threshold page load time to get spike in the conversion?

I was reading an article here where I found very interesting correlation of conversion rate and page load time. I can't get 2 things here: Why graph is almost flat from 5 seconds to 11 seconds page ...
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Optimisation test services allude to 'inline script block #5', what does this mean

Optimisation text services like Gmetrix and Pingdom Tools often provide feedback like 'inline script block #5', what exactly does this mean and how do you go about identifying and solving this problem....
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Do PageSpeed Insights vary by location?

I'm testing my own website using google page speed insights API with the following URL https://www.googleapis.com/pagespeedonline/v2/runPagespeed?url=http://hazemhagrass.com&strategy=desktop I ...
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If I have too many 301 redirections on magento, will it slow down the server?

I'm using magneto and I currently have 70,000 URLs are being redirected as 301 (From Catalog >> URL Redirects). I need to add another 4000 URLs, because every time we run out-of-stock I redirect the ...
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How can I encourage the browser to cache the HTML5 <video> poster image?

I have a web page with a series of videos embedded on the page: <video controls preload="metadata" poster="/path/to/video1/poster-image-1.jpg"> <video controls preload="metadata" poster="/...
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Google Analytics considers Gleam App's loading time as a Page Loading time.

I have embedded the Gleam App widget on my client's website. Let me inform about the Gleam app first. The Gleam App is used for the Giveaways. The participant has to complete certain entries to get ...
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What Internet connection speeds are webpage testing sites basing their results on?

The loading time of websites can be measured with many popular tools like tools.pingdom.com, Alexa, and more... According to answers like this one, load times might be considered in these categories: ...
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Improve performance of tracking scripts - facebook, linkedin google etc

I have Google Tag Manager setup to manage all my third party tracking scripts. These include; LinkedIn, Facebook, Hubspot, Google Adwords/Remarketing etc. Is there a way I can optimize the ...
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Adding “expires” directive in Nginx conf for assets causes “404 not found” errors

I have a live Django site running gunicorn, nginx, supervisord. I am trying to implement the suggestions found here to increase my page speed score by using gzip in nginx. The resulting config file is ...
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Google Pagespeed asks to eliminate “above the fold” files that are required for the page to render

I have run my website into Google Pagespeed and it returned "Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content" The problem is that those "render blocking" assets are required ...
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Why does Pingdom suggest that I add a “Vary: Accept-Encoding” header?

I have tried a tool to measure the speed of my web site. It is Pingdom https://tools.pingdom.com There is an answer I do not understand "The following publicly cacheable, compressible resources ...
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Is page speed better when the Google Analytics snippet is hard coded or through Google Tag Manager?

What is the better implementation of Google Analytics for page speed? We use both Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, would it be quicker to Hard code both Run GA through GTM
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What is more important: time to first byte, or overall load time?

In terms of being rewarded with higher rankings on Google, what is a more important attribute for a website to have? A fast time to first byte, or a fast overall load time? I manage around 50 ...
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Is there a benefit to using AMP on already fast mobile sites?

I have a blog that scores 100/100 on page speed insights mobile. It seems like I already follow most of what AMP does like inlining CSS and eliminating JavaScript. Is there any benefit to using AMP ...
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Mobile Load Time - Compressing JavaScript

Our mobile site's homepage has a load time of 10.72 seconds, which ruins our mobile SEO and therefore traffic. The site is operating on WordPress. 6.8 second of the 10.72 is spent scripting .js files....
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What is above-the-fold content?

According to the "About" page of Google PageSpeed Insights the test measures: time to above-the-fold load: Elapsed time from the moment a user requests a new page and to the moment the above-the-fold ...
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Leverage Browser caching - not picking up expires header

Currently working on improving my page speed score with Google PageSpeed Insights. My biggest issue according to PageSpeed Insights is Leverage browser caching. About 17 images come back as "no ...
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Browser Cache Control | Individual Resources

The boss suggested to read the documentation on Google Leverage Browser Cache after testing with Google Page Speed Insights ... There was a list of about 30 or so resources that need to be cached for ...
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How to enable browsing cache for my website?

I have created a website and the speed of my website is very slow. i want to enable browser cache for my website how can i do this ?