Need a new web host or having a problem with a script? Tips and advice on the best way to design, build and maintain your most valuable asset - your website!

Google's Page Speed

Site Admin
cecille.l
Posts: 7018
Joined: 25 Feb 11
Trust:

Google's Page Speed

I haven't seen this in the Affilorama Forums yet so I'm sharing it here:

Google Page Speed

You plug in your URL and Page Speed will analyze your webpage's content, then provide suggestions to make your page faster. This will help you reduce your page's load times and improve bounce rates and conversion rates.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
  • 1
Cecille


Step by step guide to "Penguin-proofed" sites : www.affilorama.com/affiloblueprint


Add us on Google Plus: http://www.affilorama.com/googleplus
 
PremiumMember
jimcoe
Posts: 398
Joined: 13 Feb 12
Trust:
My research shows that your speed target is 3 seconds or less. Was able to get my most important Dreamweaver static web page (my ebook sales page) down to 2.2 --> 2.5 seconds without too much difficulty. I think it started around 5 seconds load time, before I optimized it for speed.

I've found the "Pingdom" speed test very useful:
http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

Those using WordPress have several ways to increase load speed, now that Google is considering page load speed in their quality scoring of web pages.

You can install a caching plugin (but be careful, if you do it wrong it can seriously mess up your blog). Sorry, I don't know which cache plugin is best.

You can install a plugin that gets all your Java libraries from Google instead of your own web server. I got a rather big speed boost from this one.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/use-google-libraries/

You can install a plugin that "crushes" your picture files, so they are smaller and load faster - in case you're not good at resizing and JPEG compressing your images in Photoshop or such. It won't do much if all your images are already optimized manually - like mine are (me being a Photoshop master).
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-smushit/
  • 1
mark schaaf
Posts: 438
Joined: 04 Oct 10
Trust:
just tried pingdom and they said my home page loads in line1.4 seconds and said my site loads faster then 90% of all sites. They still recommended I do something with cashing compression to make it even faster. I like checking things on my site because even thought I have been doing this a little over 2 years I still don't have the confidence I probably should have and like checking things. And even though almost everything I test through sites like the above I wish things would work better. I have at least 10 of my sites pages on page 1 and 2 of google and at least 15 pages on page 1 of yahoo for at least 2 or 3 keyword strings. I still get only OK traffic and very few sales. I know my niche is one where people do a lot of research before they buy anything but seems like many people come back to learn more but buy little. I know many people say shorten my articles and I have to a point but it is difficult to put in a lot of information into a short article and have someone understand what I am talking about. But until I start making sales every day I will just keep testing my site and try and make it better. Thanks for the sites to check things over. Mark
  • 1
Mark
 
PremiumMember
jimcoe
Posts: 398
Joined: 13 Feb 12
Trust:
Hi Mark,

Wow! That's fast!

Yes, I like Pingdom. I do try to average a few tests, because (at least the first one [caching?] seems to be different). Also, I guess you noticed that clicking on the time segments shown below the main results lets you "drill down" into the components causing each delay.

Tried Page Widgets?
I've experimented a bit with using web "Page Widgets", to keep my sales pages more sparse for those in a hurry, yet to pop-up detailed info for those who want it. Still A/B split testing the effectiveness of this, but you might want to check into this method.

This is about that topic I see in some web marketing books about making your pages work for several "personas". You know, how some people want instant gratification and hate dealing with details, while other won't make a decision until every possible "due diligence" item is totally nailed down? How do you persuade these opposite personality types (and there are several more) with just one web page?

So, I tried to solve this dilemma with Page Widgets - and my sales did increase.

"Page Widgets" are things like web page Elevator Panels, Scroll Boxes and such. have used only on static Dreamweaver pages so far - but should work in WordPress (I think and hope).

I get my Page Widgets from a great two-person business that does fantastic pure CSS (no JavaScript) products and all of which work as Dreamweaver Extensions. They also have great web page templates, slide shows and the like. Nice company and very responsive. There stuff is not free, but it's good value:
Project Seven

Cheers!
_jim coe
  • 1
ulloriaqvk
Posts: 9
Joined: 05 Feb 14
Trust:
Hi Cecille, I tried it, it worked. But when I check the 'health check' in Affilotools, the overall score was 0%. Before it 90%.
1. I installed the 'autoptimize' plugin
2. I included a small piece of code in .htaccess file for browser caching.
Any idea?
  • 0
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible".
http://inspirationpilot.com/
 
Site Admin
cecille.l
Posts: 7018
Joined: 25 Feb 11
Trust:
Hi Ulloriaq,

Are you referring to the Google Page Speed? I suggest you disable the autoptimize plugin then run the check again and see if there is a difference.

If the error persists, try removing the code and see if that helps.

Should the above not resolve the issue, then please let us know so we could check further.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
  • 0
Cecille


Step by step guide to "Penguin-proofed" sites : www.affilorama.com/affiloblueprint


Add us on Google Plus: http://www.affilorama.com/googleplus
 

This topic was started on Apr 06, 2012 and has been closed due to inactivity. If you want to discuss this topic further, please create a new forum topic.

cron