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Friday, June 4, 2021

Using Resource Hints to Optimize WordPress Performance

Resource hints provide a way to optimize the performance of your web page on the client side. As the name…

Monday, May 10, 2021

SpeedFactor Update: Less is More

The past few weeks have brought some long awaited updates to SpeedFactor. As I am focusing on tracking speed, some…

Monday, February 8, 2021

17 Best Website Speed And Performance Testing Tools

50% of people expect a site to load in less than 2 seconds! Your site’s load time could be the…

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Big changes are coming to SpeedFactor: Less Lighthouse, more Performance API, new PRO plans, better free audits

It’s been pretty quiet on the update front for SpeedFactor in the past months. Mostly bug fixes and performance updates.…

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

We’re Retiring the Site Uptime Check

Retiring this tool allows us to take on new product discovery work to understand how we can reveal even more…

Friday, May 20, 2022

Keep your sites flying with SpeedFactor performance insights

Your hosting platform makes your site fly! But even with an amazing host, front-end details, images, scripts, can often slow…

Thursday, June 11, 2020

SpeedFactor Roadmap

During the initial development of SpeedFactor, there were lots of features to consider and there was no proper roadmap as…

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

How Many Assets Should a Website Have?

How Many JavaScript Files Should a Website Have? A maximum of four. And I would still argue that is too…

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Why Is Web Page Size Important?

As of 2021, web page size is the most important factor to measure, as the bigger a page is, the…

Friday, January 31, 2020

Plugins Slow Down Your WordPress Site

“There’s a plugin for that” is a long-time notion in the global WordPress community. It’s a very positive example of…

Friday, January 10, 2020

SpeedFactor Summary: January 10, 2020

This update is related more to the account admin than to actual SpeedFactor features. I have implemented PayPal and tweaked…

Sunday, December 1, 2019

How to Improve DNS Lookup Time

There are two major issues when it comes to DNS lookup times: 1. Number of external requests A complex website…