I was looking at some of my stats for page speed and while my desktop speed is great, my mobile speed needs help. The suggestions seem to indicate that I could add a plugin that would help speed the page up. However, I have several plugins already and according to WA, the more I add, the more my SiteHealth goes down.

Right now, the plugins I have active are as follows:
1. All-in-One SEO Pack
2. Classic Editor for WP
3. EWWW Image Optimizer
4. Google XML Sitemaps
5. Lazy Load For Comments
6. Ultimate Social Media

Are there any more that I would need or that would be helpful to me in increasing my speed?

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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You can turn on the XML Sitemaps in the All in One SEO plugin and get rid of the Google XML Sitemaps plugin

Have a look at Smush, as it will optimise images as WebP and also defer them until visible on the screen (lazy loading)
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sahalliwell Premium
Great suggestions! I do have a couple of questions:

1. I saw that "Enable Sitemap Indexes" was checked...should I also check "Create RSS Sitemaps"?

2. Why did the training recommend I install Google XML sitemaps if I didn't need it?

3. Does Smush also optimize video as I also have taken to embedding videos into my product reviews so that visitors can see the product in action?

4. Are there any other plugins that you have found helpful?

Thanks so much?
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
All in One SEO didn't used to have XML Sitemaps, but now it does. The training is being updated I believe.

Not sure about videos, I haven't had to use it for that, as I host the videos on YouTube etc, they do all the optimisations that way. The only thing you might want to do is lazy load iframes as well. I'll see if I can dig that plugin out.

Asset Cleanup is a great plugin, as you can reduce the amount of CSS being loaded per page as well
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sahalliwell Premium
Thanks for that! With all these plugins, will might SiteHealth continue to go down, or is the amount of plugins not that important as long as they are the right ones?
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
The right plugins are ok. Always check their version, frequency of updates, how many installations and ratings etc.
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sahalliwell Premium
That's really good to know. I always got worried when they advised against too many plugins, yet couldn't see how I could do without certain ones. Thanks for you help!
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Just don't go crazy with plugins and choose wisely :-)
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sahalliwell Premium
Will do! Thanks! One last question, if I may...I know WA suggests the All In One SEO Pack...I've also heard good things about Yoast SEO...do you have a preference as to which one is better?
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
This is a whole other topic :-)

All in One SEO is great for 99% of bloggers, as you can pretty much set it and run

Yoast Free add's a lot more features, such as helping with your content creation, by suggesting improvents that you could make per post etc.

Yoast Premium, just like AIO SEO Premium, start to introduce more advanced features, that you can look in to.

I was always a Yoast fan before coming to WA, and had never used AIO SEO previously. However, another member introduced me to Rank Math, which I have seen before, but with them being new, about 3-4 years, I gave it a wide birth. But I have to say, they have come on leaps and bounds in the last 3 years or so.

I now use Rank Math, and I have converted all of my sites, and my client sites over to Rank Math. No more requirements for Pretty Links, no requirement for Product Review to get the Rating Stars, and includes all of the Scheme for Local Businesses as well (not needed for WA really, but it is for clients). Just to name a few.

I think I saw you ask this in chat, and yes, you only have one SEO Plugin installed.

The decision comes down to you, what you want from your website and how good you are with plugins/technical things etc.
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