Google PageSpeed Tool doesn't love my page.

Google says my homepage get’s 65/100 and says it is slower than average. I know the ‘Subscribers box’ is an issue to page speed, and as requested I have posted a separate question about this, but it also says there are other issues with my page. Like the server should be using Gzip compression etc, I have listed the individual suggestions Google makes below…

Can these individual things listed be fixed either by me if I have set them up wrongly, or by WIX if they are problems with the site builder itself to help page speed?

It seems that website usability plays an important part in where sites rank in Google’s results, speed obviously plays a part in that, not only if Google doesn’t think your site is friendly because it’s slow to load but because if users leave because it’s slow that hurts too.

Google’s PageSpeed Tools Say:

Page Stats

Statistics show that the median page on the internet requires 4 render-blocking round trips and ~89 resources (1.3MB) to load. But this page appears to use more resources. PSI estimates this page requires 5 render-blocking round trips and 175 resources (2.6MB) to load. Fewer round trips and bytes results in faster pages.

Optimization Suggestions

Enable compression

Compressing resources with gzip or deflate can reduce the number of bytes sent over the network. Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 356.8KiB (72% reduction).

Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

Your page has 1 blocking script resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page. None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML. Remove render-blocking JavaScript :

This skimlinks code above is needed on my homepage, I loaded it myself, but did I load it in the wrong place perhaps, and that’s causing Google’s issue?? I tried originally to put it in the Tracking & Anaylitics Tool but Skimlinks didnt seem to be able to read it that way?

Prioritize visible content

Your page requires additional network round trips to render the above-the-fold content. For best performance, reduce the amount of HTML needed to render above-the-fold content. The entire HTML response was not sufficient to render the above-the-fold content. This usually indicates that additional resources, loaded after HTML parsing, were required to render above-the-fold content. Prioritize visible content that is needed for rendering above-the-fold by including it directly in the HTML response.

  • None of the final above-the-fold content could be rendered even with the full HTML response.

Minify JavaScript

Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 2.9KiB (32% reduction).

Minify HTML Compacting HTML code, including any inline JavaScript and CSS contained in it, can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times. Minify HTML for the following resources to reduce their size by 1,019B (20% reduction).

Have you enabled Cache on Page Settings?

Hi Andreas,

I have just gone in and done it on the site’s homepage.

Is there an easy way to do it for all my sites pages? Or do you have to do it for each page individually?

Plus I’m guessing I don’t want it on my forum pages as they will be adding to be users throughout the day?

Is there anyone that can help me on this please?

Hey Mike!

Andreas made this very helpful video on his YouTube page to help with this. I suggest you check it out as there are some other neat things you can do when calling information from databases in order to increase loadtimes as well.

Thanks Andreas :slight_smile:

Hi David,

Thank you very much for replying. I have watched the video that you linked to. It covers image compression which I’ve already done, and page cache, which Andreas suggested to me.

Page caching I’m having an issue with, because when I turn it on, on a particular page, for some strange reason it turns it on for every page. Which is no good for me, in particular as I have forum pages which will be regularly updated.

I would still like if someone could help by responding to the points raised about what Google says needs optimising, seems quite a bit of which is only stuff that can be done by Wix? L

Lts of the suggestions Google mentions, are things way beyond the likes of someone like me, trying to build his first website. So I don’t know if it’s an issue with the way Wix sets up their sites, or if what they are saying is wrong is something I have done?

Is anyone from Wix working to improve these things?


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Sure, no problem.

The Wix Staff is pretty consistently pushing out updates to make load times better, but these always depend on what exact elements you use and how you combine them. In other words, they can offer you an easy to set up option for pretty much anything you want to do, but this means your site will not always be optimized to do specifically what you need it to.

I always try to limit the amount of repeaters per page, make sure datasets are only pulling what I want them to using backend, not more, and limiting the amount of different elements per page(i.e. fonts, animations, images, external links, datasets, etc).

Designwise, it’s good practice to put the least used elements on a separate page so they don’t eat a chunk out of your loadtime.

You can also set up a preloader just in case.

Hey man
Page Cache enabled on one or all is bug and it is known and worked on. All other things you get from google page speed is nothing you can contro. But make sure also not to get blind using google page speed only. one of the best
Pingdom Webtools one of the most used
lighthouse in chrome dev tools or is also good tools

Thanks guys for your responses.

Good to know page cache is a bug, and not something I’m doing wrong.

I actually tried GTMetrix before I found Google PageTools, but they are both saying similar things about what’s slowing my page down. It’s a long list of things that seem to be mainly Wix issues it seems.

The main thing seems to be the length of time it takes the Get Subscribers’’ box to load. It’s extremely slow, and obviously Google wont like my page being slow in terms of it giving a good user experience.


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Hey Mike. Have you find any help with your problem? The mobile version of my website is pretty slow and I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. I guess we gotta wait for Wix to help us out?

Same here, this is a pain in the ass for seo ranking. Not saying it’s better, but when you test a webflow page the results are much better, wix staff should really push an effort optimizing their performance.

This post is from 2018 and being closed.

For more help with this you should be going through Wix Support and making sure that you have checked all relevant Wix Support pages like these here…