Hi, I'm a total freshman trying to build up my first site, could anyone advise how to speed it up a little?
I ran a test on pingdom and it says I have 398 requests, read tones of articles about reducing HTTP request but still don't know what to do and how to do it.
My site is: www.icosuny.com and I have installed 6 APPs including a picture optimizer and a page speed optimizer, can anyone help me please?
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Hi @anyzeng ,
Yes You need to work on your website performance’s speed as I am seeing it is very low. Low mobile page speed may kill your traffic and affect your conversion.
In order to Improve website speed your need to:
I hope you like my feedback!!! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!!
The key areas I found that can help is Lazy Loading and reducing requests. There is also some image optimization you can do.
That's an analysis tool I built specifically for Shopify sites. This makes it easy to see what can actually be optimized and how to fix it.
I like Pingdom for getting an overall picture of which resources are contributing the most but it's a general tool so some of the recommendations don't make sense for Shopify sites.
My team and I have optimized hundreds of Shopify sites and share the knowledge through guides and articles - here's the full Shopify optimization guide I wrote: speedboostr.com/shopify-optimization.
For lazy loading, this article will help you out: https://speedboostr.com/shopify-lazy-loading.
For the # of requests, check to see if you have any old app code loading from apps you previously uninstalled (if they added theme code and you uninstalled them, you need to manually remove the theme code). You can also employ tactics like conditional loading (where you only load necessary scripts on the pages they're loaded).
Lastly, it's good to clean up your console errors (the lines in red):
Console errors can indicate broken code or files, which can lead to performance or functionality problems.
Those resources I shared, I wrote in a way to try and make useable for non-coders, but if you need professional help send me a message.
Thanks a million for the reply!
Though as a non-coder I still have no clue at all 😫😫😫
I will probably get some professional help later, but before that, could you advise which step went wrong that caused this?
I mean, I have just added the theme, photos, some apps from the store, if I ever gonna have other shops, do I need to get some professional IT help every time?
All good, you're a store owner you don't need to learn to code too, that's what we're here for :D
You didn't make any wrong steps.
Here are the explanations for what you're seeing:
1) Analysis tools are automated web scrapers that use algorithms to score your site and give recommendations. A low score doesn't mean a bad site, just that there are performance optimization opportunities.
2) The quality of theme matters. Some themes have a focus on performance, some theme devs are not experienced with performance. If a theme is not performance optimized, it doesn't mean it's bad, just that the developers don't have an expertise or focus on performance.
3) Every store facing app you install will contribute to load speed. This is not bad, apps are good and help sales. Revenue is more important than speed to grow your business. Some apps are coded better than others, or again with performance in mind... some are not.
My advice is to optimize as much as possible but don't obsess about scores on any tool.