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  • New Features February 2024

    Posted on Feb 5, 2024

    Basic Authentication, Full Site Overviews and more

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  • How To Properly Size Images

    Posted on Jan 4, 2024

    There are five main ways to properly size images on a website - reduce their width and height, compress them, implement srcset attributes, use SVGs and use an image management service.

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  • New Features November 2023

    Posted on Nov 20, 2023

    Here’s a snapshot of some of the new features we’ve added to PageSpeedPlus lately.

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  • How To Use PageSpeed Insights On Localhost

    Posted on Jul 20, 2023

    Running PageSpeed Insights on a localhost page is extremely simple using DevTools or Ngrok. This short posts explains how you can do this with a few clicks.

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  • Announcing: PageSpeedPlus Cache Warmer

    Posted on Mar 23, 2023

    PageSpeedPlus are pleased to announce our Cache Warming Service. It prerenders a list of URLs on your website so they are cached allowing subsequent page loads from real users to be faster.

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  • How To Serve Images In Next-Gen Formats

    Posted on Jan 14, 2023

    Learn how to Serve images in next-gen formats with a few simple steps and solve this common issue flagged by PageSpeed Insights.

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  • How To Monitor Lighthouse Scores

    Posted on Dec 26, 2022

    PageSpeedPlus allows you to Monitor Lighthouse Scores for any website. Setup involves a few clicks and afterwards, your website URLs will be scanned on a schedule to keep track of scores over time.

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  • New Features - Lighthouse Data, 2FA

    Posted on Dec 4, 2022

    Here are some of the features added to PageSpeedPlus over the last two months. Highlights are the much requested addition of Lighthouse data and enabling better sitemap processing.

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  • How To Export PageSpeed Insights Data To Google Sheets

    Posted on Nov 18, 2022

    Getting PageSpeed Insights data into a Google Sheet or other products for analysis is often required for bespoke reports and monitoring. PageSpeedPlus makes it easy.

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  • New Features - Multiple Users, Fresh UI, Extra Metrics

    Posted on Oct 31, 2022

    Lots of new features have been added to PageSpeedPlus in recent months and here are some of the highlights.

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  • How To Track PageSpeed Insights History

    Posted on Aug 01, 2022

    PageSpeed Insights history for a URL can be tracked by using

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  • What is Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) & How To Improve Scores

    Posted on Jul 13, 2022

    Google’s Core Web Vitals initiative sets common standards for user experience with defined metrics to measure performance. One of these is Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) and it became a vital ranking factor in 2021

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  • New Features - Opportunities, Diagnostics & More

    Posted on Dec 11, 2021

    We’ve added plenty of new features recently to ensure PageSpeedPlus continue to evolve with the ever-changing Pagespeed landscape.

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  • How To Monitor Core Web Vitals Scores

    Posted on Nov 01, 2021

    Monitoring your web vitals scores is essential for all website owners. By using the right tools, you can get all the information you need, helping you understand your site a lot better.

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  • Test Website Speed From Multiple Locations

    Posted on Aug 21, 2021

    Until today, measuring the load time of a website from more than one location was a tedious task. We understand the frustration this causes for developers and after intensive engineering efforts, are delighted to announce that PageSpeedPlus now allows you to Measure Website Speed Worldwide

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  • How To Ensure Text Remains Visible During Webfont Load

    Posted on Mar 09, 2021

    Loading custom fonts is very common but if done incorrectly can cause a bad user experience and low PageSpeed scores. Understand how to do it without impacting PageSpeed Insights scores

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  • How To Reduce the impact of third-party code

    Posted on Jan 09, 2021

    The most difficult PageSpeed warning developers will spend time on is Reduce the impact of third-party code. As always, some techniques can minimize the impact and find a middle ground that satisfies business and user experience goals

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  • Ultimate Web Vitals Guide: Understand, Improve and Monitor

    Posted on Dec 13, 2020

    Core Web Vitals quantify user experience with easy to understand data that aligns developers, SEOs and marketers with one set of metrics to optimize a website around. This guide explains everything you need to know.

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  • New Features June 2020

    Posted on Jun 07, 2020

    We’ve been quiet on the blogging front recently because we’ve been busy planning, developing and iterating on new features to improve the best PageSpeed Insights monitoring tool on the market.

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  • PageSpeed Insights vs Lighthouse

    Posted on Dec 23, 2019

    PageSpeed Insights and Lighthouse are two similar tools from Google that are used to measure the performance of web pages. Trying to decide which one you should audit your site with can be confusing. This guide explains the background to both tools, the differences between them and when you should use each one.

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  • How To Score 90+ On PageSpeed Insights

    Posted on Oct 02, 2019

    Trying to Score 90+ on PageSpeed Insights is a process that consumes a lot of developer patience and energy. This guide shortcuts those problems and shows you exactly what steps you need to take.

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  • Why Google PageSpeed Matters

    Posted on Jul 23, 2019

    PageSpeed is the score Google awards a site after assessing it through its own PageSpeed Insights service. The metric is based on their view of how a web page should be constructed to load fast, offer a pleasant user experience with good code quality underneath.

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  • Serve static assets with an efficient cache policy on Laravel Forge

    Posted on Jul 15, 2019

    If you're managing a VPS with Laravel Forge and trying to optimize the PageSpeed Insights score, you’ve probably received the ‘Serve static assets with an efficient cache policy’ warning from Google. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy fix that only takes a five minutes to complete.

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  • Automate PageSpeed Insights Tests

    Posted on Jun 22, 2019 automatically scans your URLs daily or weekly and notifies you with the results.

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  • Run Bulk PageSpeed Insights Scans On An Entire Site

    Posted on May 31, 2019

    PageSpeed Plus enables full site PageSpeed Insights scans so you can see the score of every page. Automated and on demand with multiple URLs in parallel

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  • How To Eliminate render-blocking resources

    Posted on Aug 10, 2018

    This quick guide will show you how to Eliminate render blocking resources, improving your PageSpeed grade by a significant margin as a result.

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  • How To Enable GZIP Compression on Laravel Forge

    Posted on May 01, 2018

    If you are using Laravel Forge and trying to optimize your website performance, you’ve probably received the Enable Compression warning from Google Pagespeed. This guide gives you precise instructions on how you can solve this with a simple change to your NGINX configuration.

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