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    Need help badly: Horrid mobile optimization scores yet perfect desktop


    Hi all,

    I am struggling and cannot figure it out for the life of me.

    Just launched the new version of my site (www.yogabearpc.com)

    gtmetrix got into the high 90s on both scores.... fantastic load speeds etc.

    Then I checked Google page speed analytics and the mobile score is a horrid 55.

    It isn't giving any suggestions other than compressing a single child theme image. I compressed that image, and it doesn't seem to recognize it was compressed. I am so confused.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    https://developers.google.com/speed/...yogabearpc.com
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    Google listed many other factors when I ran the test. But getting a 55 isn't the worst thing that could happen.
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    Hi Yogabearpc

    to leverage browser caching do the following in your htaccess file
    Code:
    # set 2 weeks for  static assets ( you can set this to any time period you want.)
    # I set for two weeks max - 14 days - and this is how you calculate the number  -- >>>(60sec * 60min * 24hours * 14days = 1209600)
    <filesMatch ".(css|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|js|ico|php|html)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=1209600, public"
    </filesMatch>
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    3% is not a number I would go chasing after... so I would not chase it.... but you should use as little java as possible in my opinion.

    Concerning CSS - well there are a lot of opinions on this ,,, but I do the following... I take all my css after I have the site functioning correctly and rendering properly then I include it in the head section so I do not load a css file. This will reduce the load time and in addition it will eliminate a round trip load call to the server.

    edited to add this ....
    I use the following to accomplish this, so if I have to make any changes I edit the css file and it updates every page
    Code:
    <?php
    	include "/home/************/public_html/css/thiswebsite.css";
    ?>
    As far as compressing images, find a tool that you like, and there are many of them out there.

    Good luck !
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; Jul 2nd, 2017 at 01:45 PM.
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    Hi Yogabearpc

    to leverage browser caching do the following in your htaccess file
    Code:
    # set 2 weeks for  static assets ( you can set this to any time period you want.)
    # I set for two weeks max - 14 days - and this is how you calculate the number  -- >>>(60sec * 60min * 24hours * 14days = 1209600)
    <filesMatch ".(css|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|js|ico|php|html)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=1209600, public"
    </filesMatch>
    Javascript


    3% is not a number I would go chasing after... so I would not chase it.... but you should use as little java as possible in my opinion.

    Concerning CSS - well there are a lot of opinions on this ,,, but I do the following... I take all my css after I have the site functioning correctly and rendering properly then I include it in the head section so I do not load a css file. This will reduce the load time and in addition it will eliminate a round trip load call to the server.

    edited to add this ....
    I use the following to accomplish this, so if I have to make any changes I edit the css file and it updates every page
    Code:
    <?php
    	include "/home/************/public_html/css/thiswebsite.css";
    ?>
    As far as compressing images, find a tool that you like, and there are many of them out there.

    Good luck !
    Thank you very much for all the help!
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    Remember Google Page Speed Analytics is just a checklist. It is not used by Google to decide rankings. A page with a score of 85 can load much slower than a page with a score of 55 and that is far more important when it comes to mobile rankings.
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    The Page Speed tool is ridiculously harsh anyway and some of the suggestions are just ridiculous.

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