Hi everybody. Can anybody offer opinion or experience on improving mobile stats on websites? I've tried a couple of ways on the WP platform and have followed some trainings here. Any thoughts gratefully appreciated. Thanks, Steve C

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timstime20 Premium
I’m not sure
I’ll have to look into more
Tim
Your getting some great comments
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jojocinq Premium
Good info
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lesabre Premium
Hi Steve,

As VitaliyG has mentioned the theme you have can affect your mobile speeds, so it is important you have a mobile friendly theme.

The next thing is to look at what things could be affecting your mobile speeds. For example, how many images you are using and have been properly re-sized. For this you may want to consider installing the Kraken Image Optimizer plugin.

The other plugin I use is Lazy Load by WP Rocket and if you are using videos I would recommend WP YouTube Lyte.

The ideal amount of plugins is supposed to be 5 but I am using 8. Too many plugins may slow your mobile speeds.

My speeds are not as good as I would like them to be but they are most of them range 80 and up. The desktop speeds, are great.

One last thing make sure you have in the site + section set to on and extreme, in the page speed insight area.

I am sure you will get more recommendations.

Best wishes,
Michael
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exgrosteve Premium
Hi Michael. Thank you for that. Wonderful. I will look at WP YouTube Lite. I don't put video in every post but some I do for sure. Currently less than 8 plugins and Site+ is on full power. I tend to use three images on average and they are optimized. The theme is looking suspect but I will try WP YT and see if that changes anything before I look into the theme.
Great support, thank you.
Steve
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lesabre Premium
Hi Steve, you are most welcome. Feel free to PM me your URL and the plugins you are using along with your site speeds, just maybe I can help.

Nest wishes,
Michael
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VitaliyG Premium
As long as your theme is mobile friendly and you are writing content, your content will rank for mobile and desktop searches and this will naturally rise on it's own Steve.
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exgrosteve Premium
:-) Thanks Vitaliy. Plenty of content going out and ranking / indexing too. When I check the site, posts show high 90's for desktop but on average lower then 50 for mobile in site manager. Should I be concerned? S
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VitaliyG Premium
Usually mobile speeds will be slower than desktop but 50's could be improved upon. I'd aim for high 80's. I would check your theme and see if there's overly large images which could affect loading.

I'd also consider removing any additional plugins you added that weren't part of the WA training.

Make sure karken is on and that your site speed is set to extreme as well.

This is where I'd start.
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exgrosteve Premium
I switched themes recently for the same reason and another, I use karken but will check plugins tomorrow. Thanks, hope you have a great evening.
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem, likewise :)
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