Page speed insights help

After running the google page speed insights, and the think with google page speed tester, and there were quite a few things listed for me to improve on such as

Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

Your page has 9 blocking script resources and 9 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.

Leverage browser caching

Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.

Minify JavaScript

Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.

Optimize images

Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.

 

I've optimised the images however it shows me that there are some images to optimize that I dont know even know how to access on my site. As for the rest of the issues to correct I dont know where to go to correct these. My site performs very fast, But I still want these stats higher for their SEO value.

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Community Manager

Re: Page speed insights help

The suggestions above are a standard set of suggestions that Google will provide for pretty much any site built through a system like Weebly. You could enter almost any site into it and it'll give out at least one, if not all of those.

 

It's unfortunately not possible to do those with your site, although I don't think you'd notice any kind of real-world impact in speed. There's also no SEO impact from those changes since they're all performance related, so your SEO should be fine without doing those.

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist
Professor

Re: Page speed insights help

I agree those are just suggestions and at the most they will improve your site speed by fractions of a mili second, which are not even worth bothering. Weebly sites are already optimized to be fast, those changes will not help you. You can ignore those. 

Explorer

Re: Page speed insights help

Do you work for Weebly?  Page load speed is a factor in Google's page ranking system.  That's why they're making the suggestions in the first place.  If Weebly would spend as much time adding functionality as it does avoiding it, this would already be fixed.

Explorer

Re: Page speed insights help

I have a problem with a page that renders very slowly.  It is all text and a handful of links.  

 

See what I mean at http://www.sustainablelaccd.net/treepeople1.html 

 

What can I do to fix it?  

 

 

Community Manager

Re: Page speed insights help

It loaded relatively quickly for me, although the large amount of text combined with the fade-in option you're using for the section makes it look like there's no text on the page until you scroll.

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist
Explorer

Re: Page speed insights help

Adam, are you serious? C'mon man. It's one thing to say Google's suggestions don't have any "real world" impact on speed (mostly untrue). It's another thing to say it has no impact on SEO (completely untrue). As you well know, SEO is more than keyword optimization. Google's algoriths test for speed and usablitity just as much as they test for keywords and content. That's an absolute lie to say speed doesn't impact SEO. C'mon man.

Explorer

Re: Page speed insights help

NOT TRUE.  Google does use page load speed as factor in its ranking algorithm. 

Employee Moderator

Re: Page speed insights help

@calebs84 @gharmon, yes, site speed (and therefore page speed) are weighed by Google, and used to ranks its pages. No one here is disputing that. What we are assuring you is that the specific suggestions that came up in the analysis of the Weebly site are not critical ones that will have a significant ramification on said algorithm. 

N/A

Re: Page speed insights help

leverage browser caching is the one improvent that would have the most effect here. It would only need an .htaccess file in the appropriate part of the theme to implement it. Better still change the theme editor to allow the user up upload an .htaccess file.

It is not rocket science!