While I have been using Google Page Speed to benchmark website load times for years, the recent updates to the tool make it a must use resource for any website owner to understand how to make their website faster.
Here is how Google rates Jeffalytics for speed on both Mobile and Desktop devices:
While these are not the highest ratings that I have ever seen, they are better than 90% of the websites I have analyzed using the Page Speed tool. I am happy with how well the site currently performs given that I have made exactly zero effort to make my site load fast and I can use the Page Speed report to improve my results even further.
How does the site load fast if you have not made any effort to make it faster? The answer is simple: I am using two best in class WordPress services to make my site optimized out of the box. The first is a theme framework called Genesis and the second is a managed WordPress host called WP Engine. [Continue reading]