SiteRubix: The Easy Way To Test Website Download Speed

Last Update: January 08, 2018

One of the many benefits of SiteRubix hosting is that it makes it easy to test website download speed from within the SiteRubix dashboard which is integrated into the Wealthy Affiliate membership site.

All you need to do is click the SiteRubix button in the main menu, then the Site Manager option.

If you have several Wordpress blogs, scroll to the one you want to work on and then click the Details button and scroll down to Page Speed Insights.

Then simply click "Google Page Speed Insights" to test website download speed - it will bring up a performance percentage for mobile and desktop downloads.

When I first tested one of my older Wordpress sites, the results were pretty bad, especially for mobile devices.

I knew from Wealthy Affiliate's Certification Course that I had too many plug-ins and other stuff clogging up my site. One plug-in I was attached to was the Facebook Members plug-in which puts a likebox in the widget area. My likebox was prominently displayed above the fold, but when I moved it down and tweaked or removed some other widgets and ran another test for website download speed, my score improved.

Eventually, I realized a lot of other stuff had to go, such as YouTube videos embedded in the Excerpt box.

Finally, this afternoon, I ran another sitespeed test from inside my SiteRubix dashboard and this is the result I got:

Amazingly, my Mobile result of 98% is now better than my Desktop result, which is still pretty good at 89%.

I must admit, it has taken me quite a long time to start using the resources that are available to us at Wealthy Affiliate, but from now on I'm going to test website download speed and page and post download speed across all my sites.

I doubt I'd ever have got around to doing that if it hadn't been for the training I've received at Wealthy Affiliate and the convenience of having Google Page Speed Insights integrated into the SiteRubix dashboard.

Onwards and upwards!

David Hurley

#InspiredFocus


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imthedamo Premium
It would be really cool if you could do a vid tutorial on this and where to add the code to help with the fixes that are necessary. I'm not trying to heap extra work, I'm just saying haha. No, seriously I think it would be an awesome tutorial.
Damo
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hirohurl Premium
Thank you for the suggestion, Damo.

Actually, I am thinking about doing video tutorials and was kind of looking around for something to teach. So I really appreciate your suggestion.
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DEversley Premium
Great news David. You are using the tools well and to your advantage.
Thanks for sharing your findings with us so that we can be inspired to do likewise.

David
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hirohurl Premium
You are welcome, David.

I'd "known" about the integrated site speed testing but only recently started using it. I'd encourage everybody to start using the tools that are available. Starting is the challenge! Once you get used to the tools it becomes much easier, and you can then aim to make it a habit.
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mikegsaiz Premium
Thanks for the info, very handy.

Mike
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hirohurl Premium
Thanks Mike, glad you found the info useful.
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imthedamo Premium
Very cool. I started to take a look at mine and although my desktop version is good, my mobile not so much. The problem at that point is it just got a bit too technical for me to make the changes. Are there non-technical ways to make the changes without raw editing of JS and other code in your site?
Damo
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hirohurl Premium
I didn't do any raw editing of Javascript at all! It was more a matter of eliminating some heavy plug-ins, moving widgets around, and getting rid of videos in the Excerpts.
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SurfsideBob Premium
Great post David, hope that many heed your advice. Peace bro. :-)
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hirohurl Premium
Well, let's hope so, but it took me long enough to get from "knowing" that I ought to do this to actually DOING it as well.
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SurfsideBob Premium
Heard that bro! :-)
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