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PageSpeed Insights

Google PageSpeed is a family of tools by Google Inc, designed to help a website's performance optimizations....

PageSpeed Insights (PSI) measures the performance of a page on both mobile and desktop devices and provides suggestions on how to improve it. PSI measures three key performance metrics: First Contentful Paint (FCP), Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS). FCP is the time it takes for the first element of content to appear on the screen; LCP is the time it takes for the largest element of content to appear; and CLS measures visual stability by assessing if elements shift around unexpectedly while loading. Using these metrics, PSI generates an overall score between 0-100, with higher numbers indicating better performance.  

How Does PSI Work? 

Using data from Chrome User Experience Report, PSI analyzes URLs submitted by users and generates reports with recommendations on how to improve their pages’ speed and user experience. The report begins with an overview of the URL’s performance against all metrics mentioned above plus any additional metrics it may have identified as problematic for that particular URL. Then, it presents more detailed information about each metric such as frequency distributions, field data from real-world Chrome users, and optimization opportunities based on experience from millions of websites across the web. Finally, PSI provides specific recommendations to improve page speed in areas like caching policy or JavaScript execution time.  

How do I use it? 

Using PSI is fairly simple; all you need to do is enter your webpage’s URL into the search bar on the PSI homepage and press enter. After a few seconds (or minutes depending on how many elements your webpage contains), PSI will generate a report with detailed insights into your webpage’s performance as well as suggestions for improving it. If you are not tech-savvy enough to implement these changes yourself, there are plenty of services available online that can help you get your webpages up to speed.

PageSpeed Insights is a powerful tool that can help website owners optimize their page speed effectively and efficiently. By providing detailed data on page performance along with specific recommendations for improvement, PSI is invaluable in making sure that your website loads quickly without sacrificing quality or reliability. To get started using this great tool today, simply head over to Google’s PageSpeed Insights website to enter your URL!

PageSpeed Insights FAQ

What is PageSpeed Insights?

A tool that analyzes web page performance and provides optimization suggestions.

How do I use PageSpeed Insights?

Enter a web page URL in the search bar. It will analyze the page and provide a score and optimization suggestions.

What does the PageSpeed score mean?

A rating system ranging from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating faster and more optimized pages. 85 or above is considered good, while below 50 indicates significant performance issues.

How do I improve my PageSpeed score?

Follow the suggestions provided by the tool, such as compressing images and minifying files, and consider using a CDN.

What is a good PageSpeed score?

A score of 85 or above is considered good, but the optimal score depends on your web page’s goals.

Does PageSpeed Insights provide recommendations for mobile devices?

Yes, it provides recommendations for both desktop and mobile devices.

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