Very low Google page speed Score after Installing Cloudflare


#1

hello, I had really a very low score for Google Page speed when I try to test it:
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.animearabs.com
all I need from cloudflare is SSL URL for my shared hosting.


#2

I bet it was pretty slow before Cloudflare as well. The home page HTML takes at least a second for the web server to generate. Seeing how it’s WordPress, you can do some smart caching:


#3

thank you for your reply do you mean I have to upgrade to business plan to do Caching of HTML by Cloudflare?


#4

No. That blog post only requires that you enable Workers ($5/month), add the Worker Script, and install the Wordpress plugin.

One quick way to speed up the home page would be just to add a Page Rule as such:
Match: https://www.animearabs.com/
Add Settings: Cache Level (Cache Everything), Edge Cache TTL (however long you want that page cached)

I see there’s a Log In button, but you will have to test if Page Rule caching would interfere with it.


#5

Your site is 4,464 KB in size ! That is huge especially for mobile as Google Inights measures based on 3G mobile speed and nexus/moto gen 4 cpu throttled devices. Try keeping it total below 800-1200KB total if you can.

Google PageSpeed Insights v5 is heavily weighted towards interactive and speedindex and first contentful paint metrics on 3G moto g4/nexus 5 device emulation. So for dynamic and javascript heavy sites, 3G mobile score or heavily render blocked asset based sites, the score will be lower. From v5 API this is the weighting used to determine the score

  • interactive 5
  • speed-index 4
  • first-contentful-paint 3
  • first-cpu-idle 2
  • first-meaningful-paint 1

You really shouldn’t look at the overall scores but the metric’s values measured over time to get your relative page speed. Field data origin summary would be that over time measurement rather than the lab data scores which is what the score rating is measured from.

My write up on PageSpeed Insights v5 update at https://community.centminmod.com/threads/google-pagespeed-insights-v5-update.16016/

For pagespeed tests, also use webpagetest.org for pagespeed testing - my guide at https://community.centminmod.com/threads/how-to-use-webpagetest-org-for-page-load-speed-testing.13859/


#6

Wonder if there is a way to utilize workers to send a static HTML version of a site to the google bots via IP address