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    Issue: Website Lag Despite Utilizing Speed Optimization Practices

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    by alessandrakellypro ·

    Description: Despite implementing similar speed optimization practices on my website as my competitor. I am experiencing noticeable lag in loading times. Both websites have undergone optimizations such as image compression, code minification, and server enhancements. However, the performance gap suggests there may be specific factors affecting my website’s speed that need attention. I am seeking guidance on potential solutions or additional steps to identify and address these discrepancies, ensuring my website achieves optimal speed comparable to competitors. Any insights or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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      The usual.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Issue: Website Lag Despite Utilizing Speed Optimization Practices

      Time for a CDN unless the site is just another heavy graphics laden site.

      From a friend:
      “Reducing page load time:
      Use a CDN such as Cloudflare or Fastly to serve your static images, javascript files, CSS files, etc.
      Make sure that your web server is as fast as it can be; If using PHP, use Opcache, etc.

      Minimizing render-blocking resources
      Put critical JS and CSS files as HTTP link headers (Cloudflare automatically does this for you)
      Don’t use third-party Javascript and make sure all your JS is lean, and you are deferring JS that isn’t immediately needed on page load”
      Source: https://www.daniweb.com/posts/jump/2295313

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      Reply To: Issue: Website Lag Despite Utilizing Speed Optimization Practices

      by patrickft456 ·

      In reply to Issue: Website Lag Despite Utilizing Speed Optimization Practices

      Consider checking for issues like server response time, hosting quality, and content delivery network (CDN) performance. Optimize your server configuration, choose a reliable hosting provider, and ensure your CDN is effectively distributing content. Evaluate third-party scripts and plugins that might impact loading times. Additionally, analyze website elements using tools like Google PageSpeed Insights for specific recommendations. Addressing these factors can help bridge the speed gap and enhance your website’s performance.

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      Issue: Website Lag Despite Utilizing Speed Optimization Practices

      by cassharper030 ·

      In reply to Issue: Website Lag Despite Utilizing Speed Optimization Practices

      That lag is frustrating! Even with similar optimizations, there could be hidden culprits. Here are some ways to investigate:

      Test with Different Tools: Sometimes speed test tools can have slight variations. Try using Pingdom, GTmetrix, and Google PageSpeed Insights to get a broader picture.

      Check Server Response Time: Your hosting plan can impact speed. Use a tool like Pingdom to see your server response time. If it’s high, consider a hosting upgrade.

      Analyze Additional Factors: Are there more resources loading on your site (e.g., ads, complex scripts)? Is your competitor using a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? These can make a significant difference.

      By using these tips, you can pinpoint areas for improvement and achieve optimal website speed!

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