We’re fighting to improve the page load time for one of the applications, and faced some interesting points to be looked into.
Among everything else, we have used to use the tool called https://www.webpagetest.org/
The pages shows a breakdown of load time per each element and it has some interesting data on it.
Here’s what a summary load time is currently looking like:
While we do have some heavyweight items on the page (video background), it still looks like too much.
The breakdown of loading time shows the following step taking the biggest chunk:
The other bigger items are related to youtube video loading, but they take 1-2 seconds max each as per the report.
Any suggestion what this may be and how to improve the load time?
The site as well gives us a D for “Cache Static Content” point, and gives the examples (a whole bunch of) of the following items as per what it means:
FAILED - (No max-age or expires) - https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Kalam:300|Lato|Lato:300|Lato:700|Lato:regular|Open+Sans|Open+Sans:600|Open+Sans:700|Open+Sans:regular|PT+Sans
FAILED - (No max-age or expires) - https://www.google.com/ads/ga-audiences?v=1&aip=1&t=sr&_r=4&tid=UA-78201357-1&cid=1677966021.1482222093&jid=683360245&_v=j47&z=1026115884
FAILED - (3.5 minutes) - https://connect.facebook.net/de_DE/sdk.js
FAILED - (15.0 minutes) - https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/ad_status.js
FAILED - (19.0 minutes) - https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js
WARNING - (2.0 hours) - https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js
So while for me personally the site opens in 2-4 seconds (including mobile version), I don’t know if it’s because I have good connection and thus negating all the issues outlined, or it’s just that I have the site cached and thus everything is faster for me.
But otherwise - does it really make sense to look into the highlighted issues and will they be able to help to improve the load times when (and if) they are resolved?
Thanks a lot for your thoughts in advance!