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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to find out what is slowing down your website’s load time using Pagespeed Insights by Google.
As you may or may not know, pagespeed is a factor (one of thousands) that Google uses to determine the ranking of your website’s content in the SERPs (search engine results pages).
Not only is a faster website better for search engine optimization, but it also leads to a better user experience.
So let’s get started. First you’ll need to go to the Google page speed insights page: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
Once there you will see an input field where you will enter your website’s URL. Then click on the blue Analyze button.
It usually takes less than a minute for the Google page speed analyzer to analyze your website.
On the Page Speed Insights results page you will see a Mobile tab and a Desktop tab.
In each tab you will see your Google Pagespeed Score. A score of over 90 is great and that’s what you want to work towards.
Below the score there are items in the red section that are critical and are slowing your site down a lot. You will see a yellow section that shows you warnings. These are things that will help your website speed up when resolved, but less than the critical items.
You will also see a green section that shows things you’re doing right.
Within the Critical (Red) and Warning (Yellow) sections you will see links that show you a detailed report of what is causing the problem and a link to resources that could help you resolve the issue.
Work through all the issues and you should be able to speed up your website.
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