I just published my first blog post and I ran a speed test on Pingdom and it looks like my page size is a whopping 9.8MB and the load time is 3.58s Load Time. I ran a similar test on Google PageSpeed Insights and GTMetrix with basically the same results. The post is basically just text, some video embeds, and a featured image.
Does anyone have an idea on what I can do to shrink the page size + load time? I need to get this under 2s load time, and ideally under 3MB.
I took a look at that post, much of the weight is coming from the youtube videos.
Here's how you can fix that and make that page lighter and faster:
1) Lazy load the youtube videos
This will prevent them from contributing to initial page load, and instead load them as the user scrolls.
Here's how to implement lazy loading (it's based on images, but works for youtube videos by editing the <iframe> tag instead of <img>): https://speedboostr.com/shopify-lazy-loading
You can also lazy load that large image under THE GOGH.
2) Fix console errors
Here's some help on fixing console errors if you're not familiar: https://speedboostr.com/finding-and-fixing-server-errors/
With those articles and some time investment, you should be able to fix those yourself. If you prefer an expert to handle it for you, we have services specifically for those 2 points: speedboostr.com/services.
This is Song Fei from Giraffly company which develops apps for Shopify. What JoesIdeas says is right, you need to 1) Lazy load the youtube videos 2) Fix console errors.
And except that, one of our app can also help you to boost your page speed that is Page Speed Boost. There is a time between a user hover the mouse over a link and actually click on it. That time is so quick and people won't even notice while our App detects and takes good advantage of that time and do a just-in-time preloading for that page. So when you click on that link, that pre-loaded page opens instantly. This principle works on mobile as well
Hope I helped
In order to Improve website speed your need to:
By fixing these issues, your website speed score can definitely improve. For more details please check - https://www.oscprofessionals.com/shopify-performance-optimization/
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