Hello Friends,

In following Kyle's post a few days ago, I'm trying to improve my site speed, analyzing every article in Page Speed Insights. The last month, my mobile speed is getting worse, and I want to fix it. I use Generate Press Theme, so I'm trying to find other causes about it.

  • One of the recommendations is the publication of the images in JPEG - 2000, JPEG XR e WebP. I use the Snipping Tool and Canva for my site images, and I published them in PNG or JPG and have Kraken for the optimization, but the mobile speed deteriorated day by day.

Now, I want to ask you, did anyone of you published the images in JPEG 2000, JPEG XR e WebP. Do you use the WebP?

  • The second recommendation is to install a WordPress plug-in for slow loading that allows me to postpone any off-screen image.

What do you suggest about it?

  • The third, Reduce the impact of third-party code.

The third part is mainly Youtube Video, which is one of the SEO checklist's recommendations for ranking better.

How to improve the YouTube videos loading for better mobile speed?

Thank you for your help

Best

Alketa


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lesabre Premium
Hi Alketa, I have compared the loading speeds of jpegs and jpeg2000 and did not find a difference.

Yes I do use Kraken but even though it is not recommended to add two plugins for the same purpose I found that adding: Lazy Load - Optimize Images did give my speeds a boost. For YouTube I am using the plugin: WP YouTube Lyte.

Seems generate press has a lot of positive comments. I am using an free Astra Theme.

It would be nice to know what your site speeds are and what are the plugins you are using.

Best wishes,
Michael
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Alketa1 Premium
Hi Michael,
My site speed gets worse last April after I add Google Ad code and after the installation of WP Product Review Lite, a plugin for review snippet. My pages and posts get slower under 50 or 60 in the mobile view, and before that, I have all green or yellow, but no one was in the red zone.


Today I did a few things:

I delete the Google code and deactivate the WP Product Review Lite and Kraken, and I installed SMUSH since it offers the lazy load and WebP format images.
All my articles go up to 90 on the desktop speed. Only four of them are in the red zone on mobile.

For the Youtube Videos and other issues, I send a ticket to support for giving me a recommendation about the right plugin or if I need to use the codes that recommended in Google speed insight.
I don't have a lot of plugins, and for social media, I have Ultimate Social Media.

Thank you for your support

Alketa
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Alketa1 Premium
Hi Michael,

I just installed the a3 Lazy Load plug-in, and all my articles are Green.
Top speed.

Thank you again
Best
Alketa
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lesabre Premium
Great stuff.

Michael
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Dhind1 Premium
I too have a GP theme and a premium version.
I looked at optimizing my images ( I use Kraken image optimizer) and I made many of them smaller on the site - but then I had another issue which helped me to figure it out.
I had a problem with a menu not working on the mobile site and I had to deactivate all my plugins (I have many as it is an eCommerce site).
I was amazed at the difference in site speed once the plugins were deactivated.
I have since reactivated some of them and check to see my menu is working each time and I have seen a slight slowing of the site with more plugins added.

That would be my suggestion deactivate your plugins and then reload them one by one until you find which one is slowing you down.

Alex
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Alketa1 Premium
Hi Alex, thank you very much for the detailed information. I don't have many plugins, but I noticed that after installing a review snippet plugin, my site speed gets worse. I'll follow your advice and test my plugins one by one. By your experience, If I deactivate a plugin, can it have any impact on my articles?

Thank you again
Alketa
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Dhind1 Premium
When I started, I deactivated all of my plugins - including Generate Press.
Because my site is a shopfront, I had some issues with my store, that I needed to reactivate some plugins quickly - but none of them affected my blog roll.

I even deactivated Kraken image optimizer and then reactivated it after a while - pretty much everything still worked.

As long as you do not trash the plugin you can reactivate it.
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Aussiemuso Premium
Hi Alketa,

I have had horrible mobile speeds on one of my websites from when I started and finally after making a mess of it I contacted my WA coach and he loaded Short Pixels and a paid cashing plugin called WP Rocket. My speeds are amazing now. I'm not technically good so I can't advise you but he says that my social sharing plugin was slowing my website down and he's never found a social plugin that doesn't.

I posted a blog yesterday about my speed problems that might interest you.

Some food for thought.
Lily 😁🎶
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greensail Premium
You might be on to something there Lil. I don't have a social media plugin though.
I have a Premium theme with the social media included in the theme.
Michael.
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Aussiemuso Premium
Interesting. My website is a Generatepress which are usually very fast so I was really puzzled.
Hope you can work it out Michael.

Lily 😁🎶
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Alketa1 Premium
Hi Lily, Thank you very much for your recommendations. I appreciate. I'll go to read your blog and write you back.
Have a great day.
Alketa
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greensail Premium
I will watch the comments. My mobile is crap I have all the settings where they are supposed to be.. Intelligent Lossy etc.
I never (rarely ? ), download anything bigger than 1200 pixels for use in my posts.
When I go to Goggle to submit an URL Goggle tells me my post is mobile friendly.
So I have stopped worrying about it. If Goggle likes it that is good enough for me.
Michael.
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Alketa1 Premium
Thank you, Michael, for your answer and for your suggestions. GSC tells me the same, every post is mobile friendly. I don't want that Google penalizes me in ranking positions for the speed.
Best
Alketa
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