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The art of tuning a website to deliver it's content quickly and efficiently to the user over a potentially low bandwidth connection.

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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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Start Time of Page Load in Page Timings in Google Analytics

What's the start event for the 'Page Load Time' in the 'Page Timings' report? I've read that GA uses NavigationTiming API. Is it v1? Is the start event performance.timing.navigationStart? Also, what'...
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Do VPSs guarantee resources (CPU, memory) ? Or are they like a shared host (in terms of resources) but you can also manage your own site?

Shared hosts usually don't guarantee resources, they just say unlimited bandwith and things like that and the performance is best effort. Is it different with a VPS? For example, it says 1 vCores, ...
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Are there any disadvantages of static sites compared to dynamic ones if we consider sites with a few thousands of pages and mostly static content? [duplicate]

I always thought static sites are not practical, because you have to regenerate lots of pages if you change something, but recently I read more about them and learned that performance oriented static ...
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Does “Last Painted Hero” time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings?

Does "Last Painted Hero" (LPH) time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings? For instance, a 3rd party vendor decreased our LPH time from 16.200s to 1.200s. We're running a separate SEO ...
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Using the clicks/impressions list from Google Search Console

Google Search Console → Performance → Queries shows these in the clicks/impressions list for my site: non A Cs 2,066 7,181 non-A Cs 679 2,410 non-A C ...
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How can I optimize Google Analytics for GTmetrix?

I'm optimizing my website using GTmetrix and I've got good grades, but it's still not perfect. Look at this image for PageSpeed: And this one for YSlow: The picture shows that my value is not ...
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Can it save the google tag manager script in an external js file?

My default index html like this : <html> <head> <meta name="google-site-verification" content="****************" /> <script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/...
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How can I improve performance score website in the gtmetrix? [closed]

I test my web with gtmetrix. The result like this : I want to improve grade of add expires headers, compress component with gzip and all recommendation which has a bad grade How can I do it? ...
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How do I add the an expires header for external URL components as suggested by GTmetrix and YSlow?

I am trying to decrease the loading time of my website which is hosted in Bluehost. So when I check the performance scores via GTmetrix under YSlow section it mention to "Add expire headers" for four ...
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Does domain registrar performance matter?

Can performance matter between multiple domain registrars? What should one measure to determine which registrar is more performant? The shared hosting will be at a separate provider so I will use the ...
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Is storing common static pages in a database bad practice?

I am wondering whether it is bad practice to store commonly used standard static webpages such as the home page, 'contact us' page, login page, etc. in a database instead of as static files saved on ...
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What do the browser performance acronyms “HRBR” “TTFCP” & “RTT” mean?

They're used in this article on resource hints: https://medium.com/reloading/a-link-rel-preload-analysis-from-the-chrome-data-saver-team-5edf54b08715 I can't find then used anywhere else though, nor ...
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How am I supposed to add support for “next-gen” formatted images?

No matter how much unnecessary css/js or general load time I shave off my website, Google Audits always penalises me massively for not using "next-gen formats" such as JPEG2000, JPEGXR and WebP in my ...
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Adwords performance (speed) of responsive display vs image banner ads

Google has given option to create responsive display ads by uploading multiple images, logos and creating around 5 headlines and descriptions. Google says that the ads adapt to different screen sizes ...
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Progress bar on AMP Pages before page loads

Is there a way to display some kind of progress bar or loading icon on AMP pages before the page loads? I tried exploring the official amp website which mentioned of a progress bar on amp-story ...
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Does having a lot of 301 redirects noticably impact performance?

I just moved my website to Wordpress from another service. Unfortunately, this means that although I was able to import all of my previous content to Wordpress, the post permalinks are now entirely ...
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MediaWiki: Enable text compression

From a Google Pagespeed Insights test it seems my MediaWiki website lacks text-compression; reading about this, it seems I lack this because I don't have Gzip compression on. I Ran this gzip test and ...
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MediaWiki: Remove debug query strings (/load.php?debug=" )

When I run a Google PageSpeed insights test I get problem reports for various long URLs with query strings for /load.php?debug=. These problem reports appear for the loading of any webpage whatsoever....
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Website Speed Issue [duplicate]

How can I boost my website speed "Onlineseoblog"? I have done the following: Cloudflare W3C Total Cache Removed embedded Videos
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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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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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Why is converting images from jpeg to jpeg2000 making them larger when it is supposed to help my loading speed?

www.thinkwithgoogle.com says my website is slow (3.9sec loading speed, yea it's truly slow...). To increase loading speed it tells me to use "next-gen" format for my pictures, e.g. jpeg2000 instead of ...
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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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Should we improve time to first byte or Page Speed Insights score for SEO?

Google posted last summer that "page speed" will impact the search result rankings also on mobile devices. But I think there is a little confusion about the term "page speed". The test tool which ...
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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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How to find which script is causing my website to keep loading

When loading my website in Google Chrome, I sometimes have the issue that the website just keeps loading. I think it has something to do with a request to Google Ads, but I'm not sture. I thought I ...
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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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Would a long article using SVG rendered letters (rather than a font) be performant (usable and scrollable)?

I would like to know if any webpages exist where every single character/glyph is an SVG path, rather than using a font. I look places like here which discusses icon fonts and how they relate to ...
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Should I dns-prefetch all Google Ads domains?

On our website, we dns-prefetch our domains (static files, subdomains, etc) as they may not be known. 1) Does it make sense to dns-prefetch Google Ads or Analytics domains as they are popular? 2) If ...
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How do you serve Jekyll pages with gzip compression on GitLab Pages?

GitLab Pages doesn’t compress files automatically before sending them to clients. Is it possible to enable gzip compression when using Jekyll (or another static site generator) on GitLab Pages?
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Do Google and others care how much CPU/GPU is used by the web browser to render a webpage?

Let's say that I have a hypothetical webpage: I have an absolutely positioned HTML5 <video> tag that is set to automatically play. It is sized to occupy the entire browser window and ...
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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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Some documents load slowly during stress test, how reliable is NameCheap shared hosting?

I have hosted a NodeJS React application into my NameCheap shared hosting account. My Apache Benchmark giving this output while I am trying to stress test my site: ab -n 100 -c 5 -C "somecookie=rawr" ...
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Google Search Console says: “Please update your links to point to the new report”

Today when I visited Search Console for my website, I seen this: Important: This report will soon be replaced by the new Performance Report . Please update your links to point to the new report. ...
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Why pay for a distributed DNS service when ISPs cache lookups?

Suppose I've purchased example.com from my neighbor's startup domain name company, superlowcostdomainnames.com (aka SlowDNS). At first DNS is a bit of a performance drag, because SlowDNSs servers are ...
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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 to determine how much memory 1 million particles in WebGL is using

I would like to know how much memory is being used by a system of 1 million particles in WebGL: I am not really too sure on what to look for in the performance/memory panels in the Chrome devtools / ...
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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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My WordPress site is slow when I'm not using a VPN

I host a WordPress site which isn't behaving as I'd expect. Its taking an age to load, sometimes timing out before its finished. However, if I have my VPN (PIA) enabled, it loads immediately and 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 Google SEO mobile speed performance ranking per domain or per page?

Google announced that from July 2018 - Mobile speed is a ranking factor. While I am not sure how exactly this is measured, but google hints that the speed score is taken from the CrUX report. Google ...
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Performance Issues with Web App [closed]

I'm currently preparing the release of an online tool: example.net/configurator Unfortunately, I've got massive performance issues. I'm currently hosting at A2 Hosting which I actually thought to be ...
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Blog on subdirectory

I have a very simple doubt relate to blogs on subdirectories. I have a main website built with WordPress and I want a blog with it. When we read about the recommendation to put a blog on the ...
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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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Can we improve site speed for Googlebot by directing it to its own dedicated server?

Is it possible to show different server to search engine bots and different server to users in order to improve page speed of the site, specially for a large E commerce website. Idea is to show same ...
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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 ...