Using APO But No Increase - What is Causing Site to Be Slow Now

After adding all of your APO plugin and services, and the suggested configuration, our site has seen ZERO increase in speed scores. We had it at 90+% mobile pagespeed last few weeks and not sure what has happened to cause it to drop to 50s on mobile, please help me figure out what is blocking our loading times all of a sudden. Or recommend how we can improve this site score asap.

Should we be using imagify, lightspeed, etc along with your tools?

How can we improve the speed?

Hi there,

Looking at your zones, I see you have it installed in 2, but I assume you’re referring to scr???ns.com because wys???ce.com is having a loop redirect issue (ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS).

I honestly don’t see anything wrong with it, the page load is fine, both from desktop:
Screenshot 2024-05-03 at 10.53.59

… and from mobile:
Screenshot 2024-05-03 at 10.46.10

It’s not the fastest I’ve seen, but it’s not bad.

Having said this, there are some improvements to be made, for instance LCP 1,660 ms, but from that 97% (1,660 ms) is TTFB. This is greatly due to the fact you’re bypassing cache on the root:
Screenshot 2024-05-03 at 10.58.26
which results in Cloudflare having to wait for the origin to provide the document instead of serving it form the edge:

So, if you want to ramp up the performance metrics by a lot, simply allowing the root to cache will likely get you to the upper 90’s percentile in performance.

Take care.

Thank you! Now, I do NOT know how to do what you say - can you please help me with this?

I asked A2 hosting and they had me setup a page rule in Cloudflare but I do not see improvements yet…thank you in advance!

Also, should we have lightspeed, or perfmatters, or wp rocket etc also running on this site in addition to the Cloudflare plugin and tools running?

I just hope you can look at things as if it were your client’s website and you wanted to make it faster for them…what all would you do please?