Several factors affect Google’s ranking of web pages, including how fast and how much better user experience a page provides to its users. There is no doubt that the better the user experience of your website is, d more traffic Google allows you to get. It is the PSI – Google PageSpeed Insights tool that promises to provide the answer to both the first two questions from the perspective of both users and keyword rankings.
PageSpeed Insights (PSI) Tool
To conduct speed tests, the best tools to use are Google PageSpeed Insights, Webpage Test, and Website Speed Test. With PageSpeed Insights, you are empowered to make decisions that will enhance the performance of your website. According to Google’s page speed test, your website will perform better on mobile and desktop devices if you follow the latest industry best practices based on the latest industry standards.
Features of PageSpeed
Detailed Page Reporting
Prioritizing your website’s opportunities for improvement can be accomplished by sorting your page reports by the Page Speed Score. Page reports provide quick access to the most critical data for improving your site’s performance by using easy-to-read visualizations that indicate what’s important to you.
It is imperative to note that Google PageSpeed Insights includes a powerful and exclusive feature called Report Summaries. As part of the summary, you will see your average Page Score, the most prominent areas for improvement across ALL reports, and the pages that perform the best and the worst. In addition, depending on the filtering settings, you can narrow down results by Pages, Posts, Categories, Custom URLs, and Custom Post Types.
Desktop and Mobile Page Reports
Site performance best practices can differ significantly based on whether the site is viewed on a desktop or mobile device. Insights from Google PageSpeed can be configured, so desktop reports are generated, mobile reports are generated, or both!
By combining Report Summaries and Snapshots, you can generate a historical snapshot of your website’s performance on a “Point In Time” basis.
Take a snapshot of any Report Summary screen to store that data for future retrieval. Add comments to your snapshots to provide additional meaning, such as “Before Installing W3 Total Cache.” Additionally, filter a Report Summary before taking a Snapshot to save a summary of the filtered data.
Snapshot Comparison Tool
The Snapshot Comparison Tool is a fantastic utility that lets you visualize side-by-side results from two similar Report Snapshots.
Take a Report Snapshot before installing new plugins or implementing performance recommendations. Then, take another snapshot when you are finished and compare your results to measure the effect of your changes.
Add/Import Custom URLs
Easily add additional URLs for inclusion in PageSpeed Reports. Even add URLs for non-WordPress sites, even if they are not hosted on your server. URLs can be added manually or uploaded to a properly formatted XML sitemap to add multiple pages simultaneously.
Custom URLs can be tagged and filtered in Report Summaries. Take Report Snapshots of your Custom URLs just like any other report type.
Scheduled Report Checks
Configure Insights from Google PageSpeed to automatically recheck your site on a Daily, Weekly, Bi-Monthly, or Monthly basis.
With each scan, any new pages or posts will be discovered, and existing reports will be updated to reflect any changes to your site and the Pagespeed recommendations.
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