Hi (I originally sent this to support but unfortunately only received a canned response which did not address the issue)
I am on a paid plan (Business Plan)
I set up a simple html page with nothing but the word ‘test’ in the body because I am trying to figure out why Google Pagespeed is giving me a bad score due to server response time.
Even on this simple page I get a bad score which recommends only one thing as needing improvement: decrease server response time.
The response time is 1.2s at best.
If I give Pagespeed the server IP address (bypassing CF) I get a perfect 100/100 score as you would expect.
Although the server response time is not shown by Google in the report because it ‘passed’, I have seen Pagespeed show 200ms as a slow response time, so I am fairly confident my server is fast.
I also have another domain pointing to the same server which is not handled by cloudflare and I get the same perfect score to the same file (same server and same file just in a subdirectory)
Does anyone have an idea why cloudflare is affecting my google report so badly? To be honest I wish I didn’t have to worry about Google but in reality we all waste too much time pleasing Google and not real users.