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Google PageSpeed Insights- 85+ Score for an Excellent Website Performance

Google PageSpeed Insights- 85+ Score for an Excellent Website Performance

Checking your website on Google PageSpeed Insights or ThinkwithGoogle is always an excellent method to identify your website performance. This tool provides an overall performance matrix for a website and guides about how one can improve its website and user experience. It provides performance score, as speed and user experience for both mobile & desktop, depending upon the factors that are considered as per Google Guidelines for website development.

How the tool works?
Generally, one has to go to the page of Google PageSpeed Insights using the URL: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ and then the following page appears on the screen:

Google PageSpeed Insights

The above image shows the page of Google PageSpeed Insights. Here, one can analyze the performance of their website.

As you witness, one has to enter their website URL and press Analyze to check the result. As soon as the Analyze Button is pressed or Enter Key is pressed, the result will be displayed for Mobile devices and Desktop devices. See the image as shown below:

Result For Mobile:

Mobile Score by PageSpeed Insights

Result for Desktop:

Result For Desktop

On Google Page Speed Insights, you will see all the error which occurring on your website. Below are major issues that hinder website performance:

  1. Images optimized
    Fixes
    As shown in the result, if the website does not have optimized images, then the error displayed. To fix this error, we simply need to use image optimization tools or any effect image optimizer that help in image optimization.Optimized image takes lesser loading time and helps in boosting your website performance. Read the Google document related to the Image Optimization: Click here to Visit Document.
  2. Minify Javascript, CSS or HTML
    If this error is shown in the result, then Google is notifying us to minify the JavaScript, CSS, or HTML of the website. When your code is not minified, it is going to affect your website performance. So, use minification tools for minifying your JS, CSS, or HTML files.Read the Google document related to the Minification of JS, CSS or HTML: Click here to Visit Document.Minify JSIf this error is shown in the result, then Google is notifying us to minify the JavaScript, CSS, or HTML of the website. When your code is not minified, it is going to affect your website performance. So, use minification tools for minifying your JS, CSS, or HTML files.Read the Google document related to the Minification of JS, CSS or HTML: Click here to Visit Document.
  3. Enable Compression
    Enable Compression
    If there are any compressible resource available on the website and if it is served without GZip compression, this error is triggered on the Google PageSpeed Insights. It is always preferable to have GZip enabled on your server.Mostly for the Apache server, if you wish to enable the GZip Compression, use the following lines of code and place it at the start of your .htaccess file on your server. The codes are as below:<IfModule mod_deflate.c># Compress HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Text, XML and fontsAddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/vnd.ms-fontobject

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-opentype

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-otf

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-truetype

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/opentype

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/x-icon

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain

    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml

     

    # Remove browser bugs (only needed for really old browsers)

    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html

    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip

    BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html

    Header append Vary User-Agent

    </IfModule>

     

    If you are using NginX, one of the Famous Server what people prefer today, then you can use the following lines of code and put it in your nginx.config file to enable GZip compression.

    gzip on;gzip_comp_level 2;gzip_http_version 1.0;gzip_proxied any;gzip_min_length 1100;gzip_buffers 16 8k;gzip_types text/plain text/html text/css application/x-javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;gzip_disable “MSIE [1-6].(?!.*SV1)”;gzip_vary on;

    See the video for more explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Glp8a9sSA

    Read the Google document related to the Enabling Compression: Click here to Visit Document.

  4. Render-Blocking Resources Above the Fold
    Fix
    Google Insights display this error to alert the website owner that their HTML references are blocking External JS file in the above-the-fold area of the site. Moreover, there can be another error related to the CSS, which is shown with the same error.Read the Google document related to the Render-Blocking: Click here to Visit Document.
  5. Leverage Browser Caching
    Levarage Cache
    This error occurs when the website does not allow browser caching. Some of the people might also know it as Expires/ Cache Control Header. All means the same. These headers must be included in your website so that it will help the site to load faster next time.Read the Google document related to the Leverage Browser Cache: Click here to Visit Document.
  6. Reduce server response time
    Reduce Server
    This error is displayed on the Google PagSpeed Insights Result Page when the server response time is more than 200 ms (milliseconds)Read the Google document related to the Reducing Server Response Time: Click here to Visit Document.Well, I might not have included many other issues in this particular publication. Certainly, I will be shedding light on the other issues in my upcoming post. Till then, have patience and keep reading PageSpeedOptimizer Blogs.

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