After the official announcement by Google, everyone has started focusing on the page loading time of their websites. According to Google, the websites having the page loading time more than three seconds aren't SEO-friendly.
And you already know, in this era of the web, competing with millions of websites isn't a piece of cake. You need to make sure your website is faster than others.
If you compare the website speed with the top websites, you may be lacking because most of the sites have the page loading time below two seconds.
In this tutorial, you're going to learn about finding such files and fixing render-blocking.
Analyze Your Website's Page Loading Time
You can use the speed analysis tools like Pingdom Tools, but here, you needGoogle PageSpeed Insights. Fill in your site's URL and click on analyze.
Within a few seconds, you can see the report. It's better to improve the page loading time for the desktop. Check the current score.
According to Google, for an excellent performance, the score should be between 89-100. And I must tell you that it's possible to achieve 100.
If you scroll down to the heading "Opportunities for you," you can see some suggestions. From which, Eliminate render-blocking resources may be the one.
Go to Plugins>>Add New and search for Autoptimize. Install and activate the plugin. I hope you know how to install a WordPress plugin.
Click on Save Changes and Empty Cache if you have a caching plugin. Otherwise, click on the Save Changes button.
Install and Activate W3 Total Cache
If you already use W3 Total Cache as a caching plugin for your WordPress website, you don't need any other plugin to minify the website code.
Go to Performance>>General Settings and scroll down to the Minify settings. Check the box to enable and save changes.
For my website, you can see the current score; it's 100 for the desktop version.
If you focus on the mobile version, you can manually add the scripts and CSS to W3 Total Cache's minifying settings. For now, use auto option and check your site's performance.
No doubt that websites’ speed plays a vital role in the SEO score. You can relate when you visit a website with a poor page loading time. Do you wait for long? I don't think so.
There are tons of options available on the web. If your site is slow, someone else provides a better user experience than yours.
But if you use WordPress, there are many plugins to accomplish such a task.