Pagespeed optimization with SERPtimizer website performance test
Webpage loading times overview
With our website performance test, the loading times of your website are listed directly in the overview. Loading speeds, transferred and extracted data sizes of your subpages are conveniently displayed here so that you can see which pages need to be further optimized right away.
Resource Performance Details
The detail popup of the pagespeed tool helps users to discover all requests for a single page in detail. This information includes the link of the resource, file type of the resource, time to load, transferred size and extracted size. The Popup will also provide the HTTP result code of the transfer and if the resource uses GZIP compression or not.
How fast does the page speed of my website have to be?
For a good user experience, it is always advantageous if the page speed, or the loading time, is displayed in the pagespeed tool as low as possible.
Long loading times have a negative impact on the rating on Google but also on the normal visitors, as they might get annoyed quickly by long page speed loading times and bounce when their patience has reached its limits. At almost 10 seconds and above, visitors usually start to lose focus and attention to the website. This can quickly lead to a direct bounce decrease the likelihood of returning tremendously. The page speed of a website is currently ideally less than 2 seconds.
Tips for Website Performance Optimization after page speed test
Minify Resource Files
To minifying resource files, multiple techniques are used:
- Removal of not required characters like blanks or line breaks
- Removal of Comments
- Renaming of function names and variables to short identifiers
For WordPress, plugins like Autoptimize minify these resources automatically:
To minify a resource manually, you can use websites like: http://refresh-sf.com/
Bundle Resource Files
Many individual resource files cause an overhead when loading, which delays the loading time of the web page. You should bundle resource files to minimize the number of http requests. Use the WordPress plugin Autoptimize mentioned above.
Many image optimization plugins with different techniques exist. An comparison of some of these plugins can be found here: https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/best-wordpress-image-compression-plugins-compared/
Fortunately, SERPtimizer shows you for which resources GZIP has already been activated and where you still need optimization.