Poor SEO performance?

I just heard from a client that an associate of theirs was moving a large project off Bubble due to poor SEO performance. Has anyone run into issues with SEO?

Interested in providing some proof that we do not need to shift the project to another platform on the public facing side of the site. What are some bubble sites that are doing well in Google?

I have been doing SEO for over 20 years. After working with Bubble over the past year, I have my own concerns relating to poorly structured code, accessibility & slow page loads… so I decided to check my home page. The page testers showed my page loaded in 9 seconds. I just pulled it up in a private window and it took 13 seconds when I timed it myself. Ouch! The home page is very simple. A logo, 3 images and no database searches, repeating groups or anything fancy. I checked the page size and the page was generally well constructed in the browser analysis I pulled up in Chrome. I am going to optimize one image but that one was under 1mb.

I downloaded the page and saw some concerning items. Aside from abysmal page structuring, I found a 2.6mb javascript file downloaded amongst others…
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There was a thread a while ago asking a similar question – I recall at least one person had acceptable performance – but the advice for people who really needed to compete on SEO was to move the public facing / blog side to another platform. There have been some good discussions on the forum about the issues and why they exist.

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Oof. This sites paid content area is massively complex already… was really hoping to keep it all in one place. We have a content area that we want to expose on the front end. I guess I will have to program an API to send those articles to new front end platform.

I think I found the thread.

For us, we feel the only real benefit of Bubble.io is the front facing landing page, so to hear that people are moving away from it for that purpose is worrisome! We see SEO dings on the Javascript and CSS size causing slow loading times for our site. I would love to see a solution to this so that we don’t have to move our landing page to a separate platform. I’ve been scouring the Google results looking for any information about reducing size on Bubble and have come up empty so far.

What platform are y’all moving your landing pages to?