Speed Test


#1

Two days ago the google speed test was rating my site (howl.gr) at 52

yesterday I purchased the cloud flare CDN and today the same rating is at 28.

Since the drop is immense can I ask what am I doing wrong and how to increase my rating with CDN at way higher levels than 52?


#2

Increase your Browser Cache Expiration time to 24 hours (or more) in Cloudflare’s Caching tab.

Make sure Auto Minify is turned on in Cloudflare’s Speed tab.

I also use the Compress PNG/JPG plugin to compress images. You can get 500 free compressions per month.

That should get your score a bit higher. Let us know what it is.


#3

Hello.

I see your site is Wordpress. Are you running any caching plugins? You have a lot of render-blocking js - have you tried Cloudflare’s Rocket Loader? I think it’s back online…


#4

Hello sdayman thanks

  1. I increased Cache expiration as you suggested at a month level
  2. At autominify I had already checked the js, css and html options
  3. Great idea I will do this

thanks so far


#5

Hey andy,

I will try to find a caching plugin and use it

Yeah already have checked rocket loader


#6

Oh I was just wondering if you were using a caching plugin - you may not need to install one, that is up to you.

Based on my quick analysis it looks like your site is making ~45 HTTP requests for js and css. This isn’t horrible but it is a factor in your overall load time

update: I ran some more tests and notice that your google score is now 61/62, which is an increase from what you initially posted. Additionally, my GTmetrix scans show that your site is now loading in ~4 seconds, which down from 8 seconds from my initial scan. You can view the report here > history tab > page timings.


#7

Yeah the site now scores at 76.

Hey guys thanks so much for your help