Website performance has never been more important. Getting a high score on Google Pagespeed Insights has a significant impact on how Google rank your website pages.
We love a challenge and at the end of last year spent some considerable effort getting a website to score 100 on Google Pagespeed insights. The process involved the typical 3 way engagement which we very much enjoy – the customer, the development team and our Sysadmin team.
We’re not SEO experts; there’s a whole industry of smart and gifted people who dedicate themselves to the subtle nuances of Bing & Google’s ever shifting algorithms. And Pagespeed Insights is only one of the many metrics consumed by the search engine giants when deciding how to rank your page. But it does make a big difference – we’ve tracked rankings for key search terms whilst improving the Pagespeed Insights score and seen a direct correlation.
We have a suite of tools we use to check performance and can fettle and tune till we get the results you need. And once you’re there we have another set of tools to monitor all the key metrics to keep you where you want to be.
So keep doing what you’re doing. SEO is still SEO but to get the highest rankings you need people like the team at Blue Sky who understand Latency and First CPU Idles and can help you reach your goals.
According to 2018 research by Google, 53% of mobile users leave a site that takes longer than three seconds to load.
Based on 2018 research by MachMetrics, most sites have a load time of around 8-11 seconds…That might not seem too long, but the reality is that every second loses you visitors and customers.