If you've signed up for our Perform Plan or Perform Plan Pro, we're already assessing and improving your website's speed. We'll be emailing you with the results very soon.
If you want to upgrade from a Maintain Plan and have us speed up your website, just reply to us here and we'll make it happen.
To do performance enhancements, it usually takes about a week for us to get everything working properly.
Because every website has a unique theme, plugins and core files, we have to make sure we speed up your website taking all those into account. We don't want to make any changes that will crash your site, so we make updates slowly but surely to help you score better here.
Thanks for your patience!
But we did want to touch on one thing that's really important. Unfortunately, page speed is not very well correlated with scoring well on tests like Google PageSpeed Insights or GTMetrix.
The simple truth is this.
That's right. You read that correctly.
We understand that this is a bit counter-intuitive to most people, so let us explain.
Speed, i.e the loading time of your site is the most important metric. This is what counts for user experience and for SEO. When the Google bot crawls your site, it cannot see your “grade”, only your speed.
But Google PageSpeed doesn’t even measure the loading time of your site.
Here are 3 websites all with similar load times, but with vastly differing PageSpeed scores.
Between these 3 sites, the loading time ranges from 465 ms – 596ms but the PageSpeed scores range from 58 – 91.
And this site has a really good PageSpeed score but is slower than all 3 above.
So you can see from these examples that the Google PageSpeed grade is not an indicator of speed.
This is why we focus on decreasing your page load time (what really matters) as much as possible and not on improving vanity metrics that won't really improve your website's performance.
That being said, we understand you probably want to score well on these tests regardless. We do our best to improve your Google PageSpeed score and our team will let you know if there are any big changes we need your permission to make.
Reply here if you have any questions at all. We're here to handle your website needs and hopefully teach you a thing or two along the way.