According to Google, the old tool provided suggestions without context on how the website/pages performed in real world, making it difficult for webmasters to figure out when and what to implement based on the suggestions. This time around, the new PageSpeed Insights tool will use data from the Chrome User Experience Report, which will make sure that the analysis is more in tune with real world data. … [Read more...] about Google Updates Page Speed Insights Tool!
5. WP Fastest Cache When you get a visitor on your site, the system uses a lot of RAM and CPU, which means that the page is rendered slowly. A plugin that is used by over 200,000 people now and has managed to receive amazing reviews on WordPress.org, WP Fastest Cache works by creating a static HTML file, making multiple users reach the same static page rather than having the page render repeatedly. … [Read more...] about 10 Best WordPress Plugins to Improve Page Speed
Image credit to ShutterstockThere has been some confusion around page speed recently, espesially around the new Speed Update coming in July. In short, the new one in July, will for the first time, introduce a separate page speed score of some sorts for mobile. Before Google only looked at desktop page speed. Now, Google will look at both desktop and mobile. … [Read more...] about Google Page Speed Uses Desktop Or Mobile Based On Searcher
So John Mueller of Google spoke a bit about page speed in this mornings Google webmaster video hangout at the 1:58 mark. He said the current page speed factor, which is desktop only, only looks to see if a page is super slow and he mentioned minutes or so to load. He said if it would "takes like multiple minutes to actually load a page" that would be considered "really really slow." But then when he mentioned the upcoming Speed Update coming to mobile search in July, he said that will be a "little bit more differentiated." … [Read more...] about Upcoming Google Speed Update Will Look More Closely At Page Speed Variations
One of the most common questions I get is how do I know if my pages are fast enough for the Google Speed Update? The answer is, you don't know. Google won't be sending you a notice in Google Search Console and Google won't tell you which specific tool to use to measure your page speed. Google just says you can use new PageInsights report over here, also check the Chrome user experience report and use the Lighthouse tool or other tools. … [Read more...] about Google Says Pick One Testing Tool For Measuring Page Speed