Author of ga-lite here. Thank you for mentioning this, worked hard to get it done :)
P.S. My blog post about the subject scores 100/100 on Google pagespeed:
Another contributing factor is likely the very, very poor pagespeed scores. Google has been placing more and more emphasis on returning sites that load quickly, and your site does not.
On mobile, the score is an extremely abysmal 12/100. Assuming a standard 4G connection, the site isn't loaded in a usable state until after almost 21 seconds. Desktop is a little better at 54/100, but that's still far from what I would consider acceptable. For the record, our agency has a minimum of 75/100 required by our developers before we even show a site to a client. The biggest offender are images - too big, incorrectly sized, and delaying rendering of page elements.
In all honesty, this is a classic example of cheap, inexperienced development teams (usually offshore/outsourcing shops). These shops usually have a couple good UI/UX designers, but the bulk of their developers are generally entry-level. Everything I see, including all the items u/zzmmrmn posted in their comment, would have been addressed by a more experienced developer. I'll echo their statement that these will not fix themselves over time.
Plus, with the email issue, that should have been a high-priority item that was addressed within days, not weeks.
If you found this design company through Upwork or something like that, I would file a complaint through the system to keep a paper trail, and do what you can to not only get these issues fixed, but receive some compensation for your loss of leads. You may even need to invest in an SEO company to undo some of the damage that's been done.
Just analyzed your website via Google PageSpeed Insights and Pingdoom Tools, your website takes alot of time to load which can be resolved by taking a look at these resources:
Also when a user clicks on any of the option, it should redirect it to Steam login rather than denied page.
Good Luck! :)
As ever, my feedback on Notion-made "websites" is this: they are really bad and you should not use Notion for websites. It is simply too slow and it WILL have a negative impact on your site's SEO. It's an especially bad idea if you are trying to run your business from a Notion "website."
Your site gets a Pagespeed score of 20/100. This is really bad and your business will suffer as a direct result of it.
I know its tempting because it makes it easy, but seriously, don't build websites in Notion.
I'm studying something close to web design right now and have a really good friend who works in web design. I've also made a couple semi-profitable websites. I'm far from an expert, but I'm semi-knowledgeable.
Bottom line is, all the people I know who are invested in web design agree that many modern websites are bloated. Trackers, JS running in the background constantly, external comment sections that take forever to load. It's insane.
Luke Smith (generally a fucking moron, but right on this one) has this video where he shows just how much bandwidth things as simple as cooking websites consume due to shit like this. He then creates a more minimalist version of the recipe pages he's looking at and shows how it consumes around 1/8th of the bandwidth.
Old vs new reddit is another good case in point. Old reddit was definitely due for a UI update, but now we have all of these useless new features like RPAN which take forever to load and accomplish nothing. If you use a tool like google pagespeed, you can see how insane the difference is:
Old reddit has a time-to-interactive of 1.7s as opposed to 7.0s for new reddit; old reddit has a total blocking time of 190ms against 640ms for new reddit. The diagnostics section is also really incriminating, I'm not gonna go over all of it, but it's worth checking out.
Anyway, you're 100% right. A lot of modern web design is bloated as hell, and the industry needs to embrace minimalism.
Guys, you need to use web.dev or Pagespeed Insights for accurate Lighthouse scores. Also the mobile speed is what matters mostly.
The real score therefore is between 50 and 60, like most medium-sized and well-optimized sites.
Try running any Google site through PageSpeed Insights, their own pages got abysmal scores across the board last I checked. Event their simple text based support pages.
Google is king at "do as I say not as I do" when it comes to web development. They are a total mess. They don't even use the same date format standards between Google Analytics and Google Search Console. Their documentation is often out of date as they make live functionality changes prior to updating their own documentation. They are, in general, simply too big and frankly too addicted to Agile style project management to run efficiently.
Takes 7 seconds to load on 100mbps internet. Totally unacceptable under any circumstances, and kind of embarrassing. This needs to go back to the drawing board.
Edit: Also scores 6/100 (six!) in PageSpeed Insights: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.limit.ro%2F
Edit: Is this site yours? because it uses the same obviously fake photos of your "specialists".
Also your customer endorsements sound super fake.
I can see you're running the Atelier theme as well as 7 plugins, some of which are quite heavy duty - you should check how they impact your site and maybe find some alternative (I see some that could very easily be replaced with a more light-weight alternative).
You scored 1 out of 100. I've never seen anyone go below 50. This really is quite remarkable! :D
I would suggest you get someone to help you out, it seems like the site haven't been optimised the least bit.
Also, it would appear that you've added pretty much all your products in a slider on your front page, and tells the browser to load all of them. And there are meta and alt tags missing.
There are so many things I want to do with this site, making it load in 2-3 seconds would be so satisfying. Let me know if you want my help and I'll PM you my details :)
How are you hosting your site?
Show them this link: [link]
While you're at it, because inevitably Google page speed test is next, and is equally pointless in the grand scheme of things, show them this link when they freak out about your score not being 90+: [link]
For these types of experience sites, it's all too common (IMHO). It's great to create an immersive experience, but if it breaks on mobile and slows down user actions in general...not so great.
How about Elite: Dangerous (actually manages a 0/100 for Desktop and Mobile):
And take a look at the test for eveonline.com:
That being said, Google tends to weight their test in ways that are not always indicative of real-world performance, and a small fix with little perceivable impact can bump scores 20+ points.
I did a PageSpeed test on the Google PageSpeed site results, did much better!
Pssht, falscher Sub. Lass dich nicht hier von Simon erwischen.
Bekommt ihr es nich mal hin nen Tool wie Google PageSpeed zu nehmen: [link]
Entweder lügst du komplett oder der Server steht bei euch im Haus.
In Trumps words: FAKE NEWS
[link] => Performance only 61
[link] => 48 on mobile
So the screenshot is probably from chrome dev tools without limiting enabled (aka 200 MBit connection and i7 cpu etcpp)
100/100 in Pagespeed Insights. Hochperformante Seite, keine Optimierung notwendig. :)
It's veeery slow.
Images take ~5 seconds to load.
I just checked it with google page speed and it has 0/100.
Each element has different size(Promote/Earn), text/elements are not aligned properly.
Different padding/margin everywhere.
I don't get why there is that big image with button on each page?(Discover Others, Get Promoted).
No SSL(or invalid cert?), I think it should be there since you have login form.
There is much more, did not even try responsive.
score goes up to 53/100 when using English instead of Polish...
Google PageSpeed hit by cultural bias?
I really like the overall look and feel, but the website is way to slow...
I ran it through Google's PageSpeed Insights. Here it scores below 50 on a desktop, which is pretty bad... and on mobile it scores below 40. I would suggest you read through the Insights, and do most of the things that are mentioned there.
But again, the overall look and feel is nice and clean, very simple look - which I like very much! There's a thing about your skills though. Here is a quote from another thread:
>I say this to everyone who puts these "stats" on their resumes and portfolios: It's incredibly stupid, for a few reasons.
>1. It's made up, exactly like you say. How can someone say they have 90% proficiency in a program? It's self assessed. It has no meaning.
2. What does it represent? How good you are at the program? How good you are compared to everyone else? If I say I'm 70% proficient, does that mean I'm better than 70% of everyone else in the world?
3. It just looks bad for you. Think about it. If you were an employer, coming to someones portfolio or looking over their resume, and you saw they had some really great projects, but they say they're only 85% proficient in illustrator, wouldn't you want someone who's 100% proficient? Now think about if your an employer, and you go to someone's portfolio, and you see they have some really great projects! You're thinking, "wow! this person really knows what they're doing! I'm gonna contact them!”
>All you are doing is making yourself look bad by rating yourself. Let your work speak for itself.
Holy shit man, I loaded your site on a crappy internet connection and it nearly nuked my computer..
Your /shop/ page has 18mb of pictures on it...
Check out: [link]
If you think removing bitcoin as a payment option increased customer revenue, check out what happens when you reduce your load times by 90%.
The error makes it all the funnier. Try it through a proxy (browserling), or let google lighthouse test the site ( [link] ).
Score: 100/100 xD
Comment in the source, before loading the google analytics-js:
<!-- yes, I know...wanna fight about it? -->
I did a page speed test on the Google PageSpeed site results for the google PageSpeed results for Google PageSpeed
-Download Screaming Frog,
-Paste your URL into it and click crawl,
-Explore what it tells you and see what changes you can make. It will give you every meta description, page title, image alt text, H1 etc. for your site, so you can make a judgement from those results for what needs updating.
-As others have said though - content is key. Google will not rank your blog if you are not updating it.
-Make an about page and a contact page if necessary- you could also make a sitemap page (you have a sitemap.xml which is good)
-You are using wordpress- download Yoast SEO plugin.
-Make a google+ page and fill it all in with correct information, link to it from your blog.
-Check your backlinks in Ahrefs (go to referring domains, you need a paid account to see them all though but it can give you a quick glance to see what kind of sites you are being linked to from.)
-Check your site in pagespeed insights - [link]
-Your site structure doesnt make much sense due to the blog post URLs, they should be under "/category/whatever/blogpost" (or better yet /categoryname/blogpost) rather than simply "/blogpost"
-finally, go through this checklist - [link]
p.s. this might come in handy- [link]
What you can do is parse your website through the Google Pagespeed Insights. That way you can see the "score" of the website and it will tell you things to improve ( like page / image caching, minifying JS/CSS and so on).
Speed of rendering has more to do with how resources are loaded than the quality and style of the CSS.
Jankiness (how the page scrolls and animates) is related to CSS style, but I think they do fine in that department.
That being said, yes, they could do better: [link]
Berkshire Hathaway has the fastest website of any of the top ten largest US companies, according to PageSpeed Insights. A perfect score of 100 in both mobile and desktop response times.
That means they're a tech company.
90% of the time when I see this it's either images or video are far too large, as in: not optimized for web use, or lots of plugins loading extra JS and CSS for random features.
Check out google page speed insights:
Should be a good starting point for you.
I believe it takes time for any player to adjust to a new offense, especially if it's a great offense. Look at the Falcons last year vs. this season under Kyle Shanahan as OC (and anyone who argues they lost the Super Bowl doesn't watch football so stfu they were amazing this season).
I know people probably ask you this all the time, but do you have a comprehensive list or specific blog post that best summarizes your ultimate philosophy and has teaching aids? I have watched the majority of your videos on YouTube, even some of the astrophysics stuff I don't understand at all, and found videos of you running drills – but there are still some gaps in my mind when it comes to your terminology and philosophy.
If I were you, I would spend some time creating your TS Eliot's Wasteland, like a magnum opus that hammers out the finer points. I am an SEO/Social guy and I would be happy to help you with brevity and catering your content to my generation.
In other words, throw every link you have at me. I would like to help you organize what content you have and transfer it into blog format. I know you're knowledgable about the digital side of information sharing too, but I think I can help make it all more accessible to the average user. We can start with optimizing [link] – it needs some speed optimizations and I can work with a developer to audit user behavior on the site to optimize the flow of their behavior to better fit your business goals.
I think you and I are actually a lot alike. I often feel misunderstood when I'm discussing how easy ultimate can be. I think that I dribble sometimes, but I want to improve.
ALSO I have a satirical subreddit called /r/frisbeefuntime where I say wild stuff, and I want to encourage you to post there as often as you like. I'm sure you have plenty of ultimate-themed jokes that challenge the status quo too.
Pues google, que sabe un poco de estas cosas, da mejor puntuación a la de podemos que a la de ciudadanos (sobre 100)
Podemos: 67/83 (mobil/desktop)
Ciudadanos: 41/50 (mobil/desktop)
Vamos, que sobre los colores y tal pues oye, cada cual tiene sus manías, pero en técnica y comodidad para el visitante me parece que te cuelas totalmente. De todas formas lo que cuenta, a partir de unos mínimos, es el contenido.
Sim, o Google Page Insights dá resultados muito piores agora. Penso que vão gastar muito mais dinheiro na AWS...
So I'm just gonna put this as a separate comment. The guy running around saying "hack my website it runs PHP" - your site is pretty much static. Like, what are you using PHP for? Because your site takes literally 0 user input anywhere it's going to be neigh impossible to hack, plus you have cloudflare to hide all of your open ports.
That doesn't mean your site is well designed or that PHP is a good language.
Your site got 19 out of 100 on Google's PageSpeed Insights.
But well, I know nothing about web development. Just heard about this site once and wanted to test on your site since it's loading slowly here too.
Pagespeed score of 28 on desktop and 11 on mobile.
I got my websit running wordpress up to 99 (seems to fluctuate between 97 & 99 for some reason)
The first thing I did was go through the stuff google suggested on [link] and do pretty much all of it.
The next part is harder. I went though all the resources (fonts, scripts, etc) and determined if they were actually needed or not. If they weren't required, I removed them.
After that, I checked to see how much of each thing was actually being used and removed/replaced anything that wasn't pulling it's weight. For example, the theme was pulling in font-awesome, which is huge, for 1 (ONE!) glyph.
I removed FA and replaced it with a small image of the glyph.
I also installed Frank Goossens Autooptimize. There are other autooptimize plugins and I didn't test them all, but this one seems to work nicely.
Far Future Expiration Plugin also helped quite a bit. It just tells the web server to extend the expiration on resources that don't change frequently.
Also I'm hosting on Linode and don't share the processor or bandwidth with anybody. They give you what you pay for.
Sorry, I don't have any idea about WooCommerce, since I don't use it.
No offense bud I'm intrigued, but what you say here makes absolutely no sense
>The Elixirtoken-website is completly handmade. There is no bootstrap, CMS or anything behind it. Its a quite clean code and optimized pretty good. You can see the basic optimization here: [link]
>I know it does show a red score of only 47/100. But to understand this score you have to be in depth.
So I'm going to get in depth for you... You can take any of the top WP themes right now and optimize the to above 90% on gmetrix, page insights, pingdom, etc.
This is SEO and page optimization 101 and if they had constructed the page so well, wouldn't they want to be optimizing to achieve higher scores in those areas?
That's the one part that seemed shilly and biased imo.
Looking better for sure but there's a couple of things.
Edit: Google 100/100! [link] (95/100 mobile), however the page does appear unstyled for about a half of a second before the css kicks in (since it's in the footer), not sure if that's worth the score.
EDIT #2: Success! 100/100 Google Pagespeed (95/100 Mobile) critical CSS in the fold, rest in the footer. Now for those pesky 5 points..
Conversion optimisation guy here.
Homepage: How are you different from other sites selling similar products? What's your value proposition? Do you have a customer promise/guarantee? Avoid sliders. Your design could convey more trust: logo is low-definition, grey on the footer looks a little cheap. Any social proofs to display (awards, testimonials, company achievements, etc...?
Performance: Optimise your images for faster load speed.
Navigation: Good use of mega menus. Could you show images?
Category/Product pages: What are your most popular products? Product photos and descriptions look good. Quick link to delivery/returns policy should be seen in the product copy.
Checkout: Looks good.
There is no silver bullet to increase your conversion rate. The most important thing to do is to survey your non-converting visitors, recent customers, loyal customers and to monitor behavior of your visitors using analytics, heatmapping, and other similar technologies.
On mobile it scores a 64/100 user experience.
On desktop it scores a 91/100 user experience. source.
But it is obviously working fine, so no need to fix what aint broken.
There have not been any Google algorithm updates lately (see https://moz.com/google-algorithm-change) but nonetheless you might be getting dinged for the JS size.
You may also gain some insights by signing into Google Search Console and looking at the historical data there.
Definitely also go through the checkout process in its entirety if you haven't already.
If you are pushing products to Google Shopping, log into that and see if your listings are suspended. That happens sometimes when you don't provide all of the data fields.
That's all I got. Good luck :-)
since nobody has mentioned it, I use this tool provided by google;
Hope this helps!
Great places to start are WebPageTest and PageSpeed Insights. Just enter your URL and look at the recommendations. Then you can go very deep with Chrome dev tools. Let me know your store URL if you need help, happy to give you some ideas.
Barney our dude, keep up the good work!
A suggestion: please oh please burndown and rebuild your very bad website, ie insights or crazy 500kb+png logo or pingdom etc and maybe think about removing your comments section for more personal or community centric voices even just for the sake of your advertisers
Google can see it, so DNS propagation is likely still happening—had to modify the zone file to point it at the web server after registering the domain. Should un-fuck itself in the next 20-30 minutes max.
FYI, I went to the website on a moderate connection and it took a long time to load for me. Some of that may be related to the Reddit bump but I looked at the Google page speed tool:
And it looks like the biggest slowdown comes from the office image next to your "Corporate Space" section. It's 2.8MB which is literally 3/4^th of the bandwidth for your 3.6MB site. If you convert that JPG to a PNG-8, you won't lose any quality and you can cut 2.1MB (60% !) off of your page size. Here's the before/after: [link]
It should take your page load time from ~7 seconds to ~2.5 seconds on a normal connection. On a crappy mobile connection it's more like ~15 seconds to ~6 seconds -- that will probably impact conversions.
I didn't look at any of the other parts of your page, but I'd suggest changing any un-optimized images to compressed / optimized ones. Just a bit of unsolicited advice, do what you will with it!
1) Get rid of the newsletter popup. There's an argument to be made that there's a place for these. They don't belong on your product page.
2) Rewrite the copy. I don't care about you and your wife or why you decided to create this grill. I care about what the grill can do for me. I see a list of features - almost no benefits. Nobody gives a shit about features. Everyone cares about benefits.
3) Get rid of your rotating value props on the main site. This tells the customer you don't really know why they should buy from you. Pick one message and stick with it. Throw the rest into bullet points or subheaders if you want.
4) Your site is slow. Run it through something like [link] and fix your speed issues.
This is all I noticed before I got so annoyed with your newsletter popup I bounced. Hope this helps - seems like a good product :)
Google has a tool that can help you identify personalized recommendations: [link]
The hero/header doesn't load for me. It's just a red box.
Get the site on Cloudflare asap.. It's free and should help a lot.
Your images are huge. Huge huge.
Also, use google page insights.
It will give you a list of what is making your site slow. This heavily affects SEO. Your page might have the worst results I've ever seen on it.
Hey - the general look and feel is great, very easy to get info out of and nice and clean.
But - may I suggest cleaning up the performance, see here for example - your page speed rating is pretty brutal . Easy fixes though! mostly those images, which if you read into that pagespeed they have a whole image optimization guide. Perhaps the performance is something you have not considered yet (which is all good), but I would suggest taking it into account for sure, it is something that is pretty easy to check, and I know I certainly do when going through apps.
Anyways - I hope that doesn't throw you off, this is a great start, it looks great!
This is nothing more than [link] wrapped in a poorly done Material Design UI that tries to force you to give up your email address. This provides no additional functionality, takes longer to get results, and stop with the scroll-jacking already.
Save yourself time and hassle by using pagespeed insights. This shit is awful.
Even their own sites don't pass it. Do best practices not what some test tells you. Professional web developer here and you can quote me on this: "Don't inline bootstrap.css in your head."
Google will penalize you if your site isn't responsive. If your buttons and other interaction elements are smaller than 40x40 px (when mobile), you will get penalized. If you have modals popping up blocking content, penalty. Also penalize you for mobile speed (giving more importance to responsiveness for mobile in terms of serving the correct image sizes, or using SVG, etc)
Fortunately they are nice enough to provide you with not only documentation on how to properly build your site and keep it responsive, but also provide a tool for checking your site with an itemized list of problems and links to how you can fix it. Also a nice little score you can use for comparison or bragging rights.
This is said tool
Site Appearance: 10/10. Great concept too.
Site Load time minus 3, eg: totally fckd. Google tells the story:
Suggest you fix hosting /pageload before you even open it for traffic.
You should be building and designing your sites from a mobile first viewpoint. This means that your media queries should mainly only be min-width and not max-width. This way you can set styles at the smallest screen size (around 320px) by not using a media query, and allow all those styles to be inherited by the larger screen sizes. Your first media query is no media query. This allows for a strong fallback for older browsers and all future browsers.
This might be preference, but I like to put each media query immediately after the element that needs it. This makes maintenance much easier to tackle later on down the road.
Get rid of the responsive transition animations. There really is no need for these other than they look cool when you slide the window in an out, yet cost quite a bit on performance. When someone visits the site, they aren't going to scale it. They will see from one size.
Compress all your images. There are online images compression apps that will do it for you...this will save you a lot of load time.
Some of your CSS is too specific. Try to get into the idea of cascading and reusing classes for styling.
It's also time to start using HTML5.
Sorry if I seem critical, it is a very good first site! I am the lead of a corporate front-end dev team who developed our coding standards and does code reviews daily (not quite as ambiguous and brief as I was here) so I tend to nitpick a lot of stuff. If you want a more detailed review, let me know and I'll see if I can do it when I have some free time.
Let me highlight how bad our hosting is
It feels as though it will time out each time you load the page. :/
Run your website through this - [link]
How did it score?
Check out #1 - [link]
In a nutshell, search engines now give major weight to the content that goes with your site. With high value on how recent it's been published.
The keyword stuffing is being phased out because it's abused and ultimately doesn't drive toward what customers actually are looking for. It's far easier (and logical) for search engines to index and understand written content and correlate that to what customers are trying to find.
tl;dr - You need a content strategy if you want to stay relevant. Your site needs to support mobile, since it's about to take over desktop in online sales. Your site needs to be structurally optimized for indexing. A high google score ensures you are getting best placement for matching search queries.
Contact Us Page is slightly to the left. It's not as noticible on desktop but it's squeezed too much to the left that it's on the border of the screen on mobile.
No mobile site :/ It makes for difficult viewing.
Phone Number at the top is clickable but doesn't work on phone.
<a href="tel:708-824-8283">(708) 824-8283</a>
Logo should click back to home.
About us should have a picture about you, either a picture of you or something personal. You're not a car and I would love to make a personal connection with the owner of a business prior to doing business with them.
I don't like the bold "2" in the year of the vehicle on your portfolio page. Portfolio page also has a slight indent on the email in the header. I'm not sure what's causing it but I did notice it was forced to be colored white.
Here's some insight from google about how your page ranks for users: [link]
I like the wording you used to describe yourself and your business.
Their score shoots up if you automatically add the https. You are seeing a ton of points docked for that redirect. Try this:
First, always measure. If you aren't measuring, you've got no way to tell if you've improved performance, and you're likely to waste your time on little things when you've got much bigger problems.
YSlow is great; also check out pagespeed insights.
I don't know what that htaccess caching thing is you're talking about (perhaps setting cache headers appropriately?); if you tell us what the full recommendation was, we can better explain it.
Edit: right, CDNs. Although some of its data is a bit out-of-date, [link] provides a useful overview of some of the most popular CDNs.
The purpose of a CDN is to globally distribute your files, because downloading from across the globe is surprisingly slow.
As others have mentioned, you probably want to concatenate and minify your assets as part of your deploy process. Do this before giving them to the CDN.
Apps with poor performance will never make it to top google search for competitive keywords. This tool from Google is a benchmark for performance:
The major complaint is that your page load speed suffers. If you plan on using Ezoic you need this integration.
You need to be on top of your Google Page Speed Scores.
In Ezoic, when you upgrade the LEAP it will provide many recommendations to speed up your site!
You have 14 font files to start with...
Here ya go
You're honestly wasting your time.
This is the first organic result for "best SEO software". One of the top 5 most competitive niches on the entire internet, and this site has a mobile score of 24 with 5x your blocking time.
Result 2 and 3 are much faster loading with scores of 60 and 45 for mobile.
So what does that tell you?
Page speed doesn't really move the needle. You're conditioned to think it does because it's a.) you're being advertised to and told it matters, and b.) you want to think it matters because it's the only thing in SEO you can actively measure, test, and improve immediately.
Think about it - Google is trying to pick out what content is most relevant to a query. Do they care more about the content on a page, how much authority it has in terms of links, or that it loads in 2 seconds instead of 4 seconds?
Page speed is nice to have but it's never going to be in the realm of content and links in terms of a ranking factor. If you have just a few posts and you're already looking at page speed for your home page, you're playing the wrong game.
*this is all in regards to SEO, if you have a shopping cart then page speed can matter more.
One should probably also mention that there is a limit of 100 requests per month on the free plan.
Personally, I also find it ironic that it takes over 10 seconds to load the link on the domain that is called rapidapi.com :)
Google has a tool for this: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=Evalquity.com
This site does terrible. 13 on mobile. 67 on desktop.
I have no experience with either of those plugins, however I'm using the free version of W3 Total Cache and I'm really happy with it.
Considering the website I manage is very small (couple dozen pages and ~100 pageviews per day) this may not be the best metric. But given that it's on a low-budget shared host (limited to 1 GB RAM, 1k IOPS and 1 MB/s bandwidth) I was pretty stoked to see the website's score on Google's PageSpeed Insights improve from around 50 to a consistent 90-100.
Without digging too much into it...its very grey and black. I would add some color.
Should have a double header (see just about any major ecommerce site).
The call to actions fade into the page - make them a color that will pop.
Needs much more social proof.
The Join the Vip Club should be an option in the header - if you are going to use a pop up, do an exit pop and offer a discount.
The load times are super super slow. See the google insights breakdown for the site:
Definitely needs work but let the data dictate what changes you make. Above is just a cursory review. Also, at that price point without much else to offer people but more rings, I think you will have a difficult time advertising and scaling.
It also "needs work" according to the google speed test: [link]
> Possible Optimizations
Leverage browser caching
There's a lot of stuff you can do to speed it up. "Premium" themes often have way to much stuff in them making the site slow out of the box.
View you Google PageSpeed score here: [link]
Bit of feedback for the site:
#1 Death to all signup overlays.
Kill off the overlay that wants me to sign up to your newsletter.
I've only just opened the site, it's not even finished loading yet (I'll get to that in a second) and I'm being prompted to sign up for something.
I don't even know what it is yet, why would I sign up for a newsletter?
#2 It's Sloooooooooow
I'm on a really fast business fibre connection, and your site is taking forever to load. I can only imagine it's going to be worse for people on dodgy ADSL or 3G.
There's a couple of causes for this:
a) You're hosting it with GoDaddy (presumably one of their shared hosting plans, but VPS isn't much better with them).
b) GoDaddy are physically locating it on a server in Singapore.
c) You have a freaking 5.7 megabyte image right up the front. (Possibly more, my jaw just hit the floor at this though)
A and B are pretty crap, but you can probably mitigate it a little bit by solving C.
You can also help things out by putting your site behind a CDN such as Amazon Cloudfront or Cloudflare. They both have endpoints that are far far faster, don't cost much, and are in Australia.
Using Cloudfront/Cloudflare/etc will mitigate issue such as that (oh my god) 5.7MB image.
Consider using tools like Google PageSpeed Insights. This is the report for your site
Otherwise, seems like it could be interesting. I'd want to know more about the kinds of teas I can expect (even if you can't mention brands, like you said in other comments)
There's a basic overview of onpage SEO. This should cover the basics of a plan for you.
Be careful about changing any of the page urls. Ideally keep them the same where possible, use 301 redirects if you can't.
When linking to other sites use no-follow links unless you have a good reason not to.
Avoid any duplicate content from your own site or from other sites. Google doesn't like it.
Be aware of how your mobile site works, you can check it against Googles standards here: [link] This has become a big ranking factor this year
[link] Is the page your speed loads, its a factor in rankings and will affect your bounce rate which is another key factor.
Thats just for your on page SEO, off page SEO is a bigger more difficult thing to manage. Let me know if you need anything else.
this is a universal thing, google's own test results
and only up until last year there was literally a ~300ms delay on every click (touch).
It's usually helps if you give a link to the site.
There are tools that you can use to analyze the site like Pingdom. [link]
You can also use Google PageSpeed Insight. [link]
You can analyze your plugins you can use P3 Profilers. [link]
This is pointed in many threads that Google does not follow something that might be called a good practice.
Google sometimes even does not follow all of its own good practices. PageSpeed Insights is the best example here: [link]
Your main problem is, what your super cache tells instantly: "Dynamic page generated in 2.762 seconds."
Basically this is the time the php builds your site, and its quite slow (although I don't think it's extremely slow). First I would install a plugin profiler, which can tell you which of your plugins adds time for this.
Oh and you could use some kind of minify plugin too for packing the included js and css files into one, that could help reducing the load on the server, but won't lower that 3sec php runtime.
The Google PageSpeed tool could be helpfull too: [link]
Performance is your biggest issue at the moment. On a 3G connection, you're looking at almost a 2 minute load time which is extremely high and you will not retain any users that way. Most of this is caused by large, unoptimized images.
Additional recommendations and insights below:
If I'm being honest, I was a bit against this at first and didn't see how you or anyone else thought you should be compensated for what is essentially a hobby based upon material that many of the people on this subreddit pirate and don't even pay for (not even with dvd purchases).
However, I thought a little more about it, and you know what? Pretty much every Monday on the Google News Entertainment section, there is a story from "professionals" that literally just give a play-by-play of the last episode and get paid for that. No analysis, no nothing, just writing out a Cliff's Notes of the last episode. Your stuff is leagues more interesting and gives a much better insight to the differences btwn the show and the book. After taking that in to account, good on you mate...and I hope it works out well for you.
Only criticisms I can point out have really been pointed out already. The site itself is a damn monster and has no business chugging on a decked out macbook pro. Just look at its speed score:
google pagespeed insights
Also, I kinda agree with the amount of snark in the captions...you're better than that man! Keep writing to your strengths rather than trying to make it seem like every other blog writeup. What some may see as boring, many others appreciate as professionalism and a breath of fresh air from the writing style that everyone else uses.
Lastly, my damn work blocks that domain...nothing you can do about that though...keep up the good work!
..seriously, why are you posting this in webdev? It's not responsive, the optimization is horrible ([link] ), and the design is pretty bad.
Short answer: Because rating algorithms differ.
Long answer depends whether you want us to show your site and help identify possible caveats.
Did you run it through one of the free SEO optimizer sites, just to sort obvious things out like H1 tags, robots.txt, Title and Meta tags, etc.
Then there are small things which contribute to your Google pagerank: Do you have SSL? OpenGraph tags? HTML5 header and UTF8 charset, what does [link] tell about your site's speed from a mobile and desktop browser's perspective? Are HTML5 validation checkers attesting you valid and well-formed HTML? Do you have a Google Webmasters account? Does it show crawling errors on your site? Do you have a Google+ site that links to your web site?
Did you, maybe years ago when that actually worked, try to optimize your site with "black hat techniques" like repeating keywords needlessly in "SEO texts"? Did you place backlinks on shady aggregation sites that are long rotting away? This could cause a negative ranking.
All of these are known to play a role in your ranking, and if it's a niche site, optimizing the above should lead to significant results.
Not bad visually! you have a very strong portfolio with some beautiful sites! You have some serious load time issues though. I was staring at a beige screen for 20 seconds before some of the images loaded. Take a look here for some easy issues to fix to speed up your load times! [link]
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a shiny new Android tablet, which gave me the final push to rewrite (gasp!) most of my primary side project (a word game site) to implement a truly mobile friendly web design.
Unfortunately, she hasn't seen much of me for the other 12 days as I've dove headfirst into:
I'm pretty much a database & algorithms guy, so doing decent CSS & frontend UI work is a challenge for me. Google's PageSpeed Insights was an awesome help on the project and provided objective performance on speed and layout that helped keep me grounded. Most of the pages jumped 5 - 10 points on the scorecard for mobile device compatibility and I've seen a small improvement in bounce-rate and usage.
Final product is here: word game website; most of the site is updated except the blog & cryptogram game.
For an idea of where we started from, here is a page in the old format: word pattern finder - old format; this was actually not the worst page fixed during the course of the project...
This was a big step forward for me as a developer; the holidays gave me the time to dig into a new area (JQuery Mobile, media queries) and get a workable project up and running.
btw that website is made by some non-skilled guy. That's not a web developer.
"Powered by WPBakery Page Builder - drag and drop page builder for WordPress." - made with page builder lol
[link] <- slow and not optimized.
Revslider is notorious for how big it's bundle size is and how much it slows down websites. I checked out the site you linked and it took a long time to load. Why does that matter? Google cares about load time for SEO now. I have no idea if RevSlider is the reason that site is so slow (it's probably a litany of things) - but unless you're good at optimizations and caching, I would stay away from it.
If you want a more direct way to incorporate that effect, it looks like it's using something like Particle JS.
I'm using datadog
and just found out the same about them (mobile view)
I must say that their tool is pretty cool so this result does not reflect what I think about it
Not too bad on loading time with a mobile/edge connection [link]
Some low hanging fruit for the frontend here
Nice job getting out of the way and letting the work carry itself! It really draws you in. I especially like Fall Out.
If you run it through Google PageSpeed you find just a pointers, mainly image optimization. There's a very fine line of quality vs. file size when dealing with artwork, but you may find you can drop the quality 15% without really noticing the difference.
Also, not sure if intentional, but the Etsy link just goes to etsy.co.uk and would be better suited to land in her store. Great work!
I agree with /u/runawaysolomon - despite the 225 area code, I assumed this was a US-wide website (which doesn't help me when I'm in Australia) so an indication of your target market is extremely important.
For someone with no experience, the site is good looking but, going forward, it needs some optimisation work. Check out Google PageSpeed Insights for some more information.
I ran your page through Google PageSpeed Insights, and it scored a big fat zero for both mobile and desktop.
I've never seen a site score so low before. Let's see what caused such a low score, shall we?
(clicks "show how to fix" under "Optimize Images")
Jesus H. Christ drinking Cristal in the back of a stretched Hummer driven by Vin Diesel while Mary Magdalene and Lucretia Borgia share his dick, why the bloody blithering fuck do you have four 2.7-3.0MB PNG images on this page?!!
You're pulling about 12MB per pageview in images alone. What were you thinking, man? Not only are you shafting anybody who doesn't have 4G LTE mobile data or pays for data access by the gigabyte, but if you're paying for transfer and get a significant amount of traffic, your host is going to take a huge chunk out of your bank account.
If I disable JS and I can't see anything on your page, then you fucked up. :)
One easy way to check is to use Pagespeed insights.
They provide a screenshot of their result. [link]
That said, Google is not the only search engine. Others are not nearly as good at indexing JS. So you may want to consider prerender.io if your dynamic content absolutely needs to be indexed by everyone.
I like it! It loads quickly for me and looks great.
Google isn't absolutely in love with it's architecture though as seen here: [link]
Cacheing is pretty simple to implement as well, which isn't being done apparently.
Looking pretty good on this checker, though!
Cheers to you!
Run images through tinypng
Run your site through pagespeed insights to get an idea of server/design changes you can make to improve speed/usability.
Then check pingdom to identify bottlenecks in your delivery and fine-tune it.
The site is on a red 41. [link] You should do something about those slow loading images. :D
I wonder if ~~Google~~ Alphabet is hiring... I have some ideas to help their SEO.
They could have done a little better with their PageSpeed results....
First of all, congratulations and great job on that massive growth.
You might know this, or you might not, but that this stage I would start looking for an agency with strong e-commerce experience (or even specialization) that can show you how in the past 12months they've helped grow another ecommerce website. Luckily, I run just that kind of agency ...just kidding! Or it can be one guy, as long as he's good. The nice thing about e-commerce is if you're good, the numbers easily show it.
But I'd also warn you to manage your expectations. I don't know the search volume around your keywords (and you guys have a lot of products) but growing 3x in 6 months might be too fast. Then again, 0 to 175K in a year is quite the feat.
I went to your site and the first thing I noticed was that it was really slow to load. It seems like those images are really slowing you down. You're using Big Commerce's CDN, so that might be an issue (even though CDNs normally help, I'm not sure this one is). I just ran it thru page spead insights (here - [link]) and your site failed miserably and they call out those images so it IS an issue. (I'm sure you've heard about amazon's famous study about page load speed and how much it causes drop off in ecomm business, if not google it). Also looks like your styling is on the page instead of a separate CSS file (also might be a Big Commerce setup thing).
Just some thoughts.
=( Optimicé a más no poder. Son 11 requests, la página pesa 300 KB quitando el video que carga al final. Las animaciones son CSS. Me obsesioné con esto.
Axtel por ejemplo son 87 requests, 1.2MB (si, más ligero porque no tiene video y no cargan de forma adecuada, su DOM content loaded en 4.19s el mío en 477ms) y esto en Page Speed Insights.
¿QUÉ MÁS QUIERES FIREFOX? ¿ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?
Air Brawl is two words :)
Other than that, I really like it; it both looks good and is pretty responsive.
The images should be more compressed though, as it isn't very well optimised for slower download speeds.
EDIT: I also think some more exciting gameplay would be a good idea for the index video.
> What would you change? What do you believe would result in higher conversions?
From a Devs perspective:
In your page source change the order of link and script tags. First !all link tags then the script tags.
script tags at the bottom of the page(speed increase)
This could help
Here I've already entered your page into google page speed
Check out what you can do for performance.
Also consider making it a little bit more mobile friendly.
Just a random blog where the guys basically explains why google is ranking pages by pagespeed
In my opinion you could increase your page speed by 30%
From a non technical perspective: