SiteRubix: The Easy Way To Test Website Download Speed
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!