Accelerating a website using Google PageSpeed insights isn’t an easy task. In most cases, it’s difficult to determine the cause of a slow website, from poorly written code to images or large page elements. Whatever it is, you need to diagnose and solve the problem quickly. With the help of Spectre Group, learn how to take the issue to history.
How do you use Google PageSpeed Insights?
Google PageSpeed Insights is a tool that helps optimize websites. Google PageSpeed Insights helps identify the best-performing methods on any website. There you can find suggestions for website optimization.
You can use Google PageSpeed Insights on every browser. It evaluates a website’s performance on a scale of 1 to 100 and provides a report on the proposed optimizations, divided into high, medium, and low priority categories.
PageSpeed Insights scores are calculated via Lighthouse, Google’s open-source, automated tool for improving the overall quality of web pages. This platform can evaluate all sorts of factors, including performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, and more.
Why is the speed of a website relevant?
Website speed is a crucial element in ranking your website in Google search engine results. Most search engine users simply will never click on another page. Top ranking websites have an average page load time of 1.65 seconds. If your website falls below this, then there you have one reason for your website not ranking in the top search results.
The user experience on your website is the number 1 priority, and a key factor for their satisfaction is the fast loading of the website. The user’s happiness comes from the fast loading of the website, which leads to the probability that they will become customers of your products or services. Such websites work better and make the company credible.
What causes a page to slow down?
The most common causes of slow pages are high-resolution photos and poorly designed encoding. If you don’t optimize your pictures, you can create a page that uses more megabytes of space.
Easily put, page weight bytes show the total page size. Google’s benchmarks show that the best usage for a page size or weight is less than 500 KB. You need to use images of smaller sizes to ensure that the page size remains below Google’s recommended size.
A few tips for faster website operation
1. Eliminate possible causes of deceleration.
These are most often videos, photos, or documents of significant size. You need to set priorities – whether they have a place on the page and remove the excess. Be sure to process and compress the items you choose to leave. Several tools allow you to do this without a significant loss in quality.
2. Make sure you use the appropriate programs that run the videos
3. Optimize the page for all device forms so that the page adapts to browsing on them.
4. Reduce the HTTP requests that are unavoidable during loading, to keep the website response as short as possible.
5. Deactivate unnecessary plug-ins and remove unnecessary scripts.
6. Verify CSS and HTML code using online tools.
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