Page speed is an important ranking factor - if you have a slow website then you are missing out on top of page Google rankings and sales.
Speed matters: Nobody wants to wait several seconds for a website to load. Unfortunately, time and speed also matters to Google. With SEO being more commonplace, it's more important than ever to have an optimised website. Speed, performance, structure, script position and all the right bits of information. I know you've left a site before because it wasn't loading fast enough. So when was the last time you checked the speed of your site?
The amount of work that goes into that only happens because of passionate people, it's not commercially feasible to start from scratch.
Nobody wants to spend an eternity waiting for a website to load. There are better things that you can do with your time. Test your sites SEO, social media, website speed and much more with a website health check from Joomla.
I am NOT. ADVOCATING. CASUAL. PIRACY. I especially am not a fan of websites generating ad revenue by offering downloads of other people's work without permission. In fact I doubt any of these shutdowns would be happening if money was not involved.
- To get your website to go faster! Cut resources and speed up processes by allowing customers to documents directly from your website, app or emails.
- Improve your site speed by improving your hosting, cleaning up the code, updating plugins and the theme, refreshing the website design and/or removing or optimising large image and video files.
- Mobile optimization takes a look at site design, site structure, page speed, and more to make sure you're not inadvertently turning mobile visitors away.
Without giving people an alternative, they're going to keep downloading this stuff for free until they're given an easier alternative. I mean shit, when's the last time you downloaded an MP3? I’m not shocked the Florida election website was hacked. I’m not shocked an 11 year old could do it (it’s Florida after all). I’m shocked at the SPEED. Under 10 minutes is both impressive and terrifying.
According to 'Google PageSpeed Insights' - PageSpeed Insights reports on the real-world performance of a page for mobile and desktop devices and provides suggestions on how that page may be improved.
PageSpeed Insights incorporates data from the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) to display real-world performance data about a page. PSI reports two metrics: First Contentful Paint (FCP) and DOMContentLoaded (DCL).
The median value for each metric (FCP or DCL) is compared to all the pages monitored by the CrUX report. Each metric is assigned a category, depending on where it falls in the distribution:
- Fast: The median value of the metric is in the fastest third of all page loads.
- Slow: The median value of the metric is in the slowest third of all page loads.
- Average: The median value of the metric is in the middle third of all page loads.
An overall Speed score is calculated by looking at the categories for each metric:
- Fast: If every metric of a page is Fast.
- Slow: If any metric of a page is Slow.
- Average: All other cases.
Page Load Distribution
The Page Load Distribution section presents the distribution of this page’s FCP and DCL metrics in the CrUX dataset. The distribution for each metric is split into three categories: Fast (fastest third), Average (middle third), and Slow (bottom third). The distribution is updated on a weekly basis.
PageSpeed Insights evaluates how well a page follows common performance best practices and computes a score from 0-100 that estimates its performance headroom. It evaluates if a page can improve its performance in two areas:
- time to above-the-fold load: Elapsed time from the moment a user requests a new page to the moment the above-the-fold content is rendered by the browser.
The score is categorized as being Good, Medium, or Low. The calculation assumes that a developer wants to keep the same appearance and functionality of the page.
- Good: The page applies most performance best practices and there is little headroom for further optimization. The page scores 80 or above.
- Medium: The page is missing some common performance optimizations and there is medium headroom for optimization. The page scores between 60 and 79.
- Low: The page is not optimized and there is fairly large headroom for optimization. The page scores between 0 and 59.
The optimization score estimates the performance headroom of a page. A page with slow speed might have high optimization score because it has a low ratio of render-blocking resources relative to the total resources used by the page. On the other hand, a fast page might have a low optimization score because it has a high number of render-blocking resources relative to its total resources". Google Page Speed InsightsGive casual consumers an alternative and you eliminate a lot of the piracy corporations find a problem with. Then the real hardcore connoisseurs who seek out the weird stuff mostly get left alone. I offer speed networking and 3 round table topics - SEO, Running Events and PROFIT Growth. Crank up your SEO to turn your website into a marketing machine!