Lighthouse Testing Results

Webpage performance is one of the most important factors when it comes to website optimization. A slow-loading website can leave visitors frustrated and may even cause them to leave your site before it has loaded completely.

There are many different ways to test how quickly a webpage loads on your browser, but the Lighthouse page speed testing tool is one of the simplest ways to get an overview of how well your site is performing.

The best way to improve webpage loading time is by reducing the number of requests that are made per page view, minifying assets that are included in each request, and unblocking any JavaScript libraries that may be blocked by default in older browsers.

Since all pages will be hosted as SSR, the performance is out of the box very fast. The other focus points on Lighthouse testing include accessibility, best practices and SEO. Again out the box these score near perfect but can be improved using extra modules like, Robot for creating a custom Robot.txt and Sitemap for including or excluding pages with a custom sitemap.

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Desktop Results:

Mobile Optimization still in the works Performance varies between 10 to 15 points.
For future optimization testing i will be looking into Googles Core Web Vitals report for fixing poor user experiences on your site.

Why page performance matters

  • Longer page load times have a severe effect on bounce rates. For example:
  • If page load time increases from 1 second to 3 seconds, bounce rate increases 32%
  • If page load time increases from 1 second to 6 seconds, bounce rate increases by 106%
  • Read case studies here.