I’m trying to address and improve my pagespeed insights rating on my site. My ratings are incredibly low on mobile and I was wondering if any of these errors were on your list in future releases. You can see the pagespeed insights in the URL below in the private section.
This includes removing unused CSS, minimizing excessive threadwork and excessive DOM size.
I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.
We are always improving the theme.
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Thanks for the links! I have already incorporated a number of the tactics that are on these lists, including:
What I’m not capable of is more of the development that remains in order to get the theme and other areas of my site up to par with pagespeed insights. In particular for mobile.
Is there someone on your team that can assist with this? I’m happy to also speak with someone regarding custom dev work to pay for this.
You can hire a developer from any freelance site. Shufflehound recommends the developer https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~011652ffec8865c6d5
I’d like to follow up with this ticket and see if Shufflehound has began to prioritize pagespeed using Goggle’s lighthouse and/or Google’s pagespeed insights and if you are actively working to improve your theme’s scores through these tools. Right now the scores are pretty dismal across the board despite me personally having integrated caching at multiple levels, image compression and optimization tools, and even asset managers like Asset Cleanup Pro.
All the way back in 2018, Google announced that pagespeed will be a ranking factor. More recently, they’ve integrated pagespeed tools into their webmaster tools and have made algo changes specifically targeting pagespeed. These pagespeed insights are based off of lighthouse, not GTMetrix and ratings can vary drastically between the two.
If pagespeed has not been a #1 priority for this theme recently, I would really like to argue that it become one. Using Google’s Pagespeed Insights and Lighthouse tools as a benchmarking tool instead of just GTMetrix. Lighthouse should be the #1 tool that’s used considering the rating from this tool will have the highest impact on your theme’s searchability.