How accurate is Google's lighthouse analysis for store speed?

charbles
Tourist
11 0 2

hello everyone, I want to make some comments on store speed which may not go down too well. 

my store speed is noted on my site as 35. which is utter rubbish. this is based on googles lighthouse analysis made on 4 g mobile phone users and buyers.

 

All kinds of advice are being given even to me who asked the same speed question. I took in what was advised but went even further and checked my site speed with 7 other speed check sites. I ran these checks on mobile and desktop and here's the issue. mobile speed checked on 4g is as my admin says. But tests taken on my desktop and laptop show a very different story.

 

From 7 different locations globally my desktop speed is more than double the mobile speed. on the desktop I average a speed of 89. And this is the point I want to make. Google is basing store speeds on mobile users which is utter rubbish. 80% of all online sales are made from desktops or laptops and most online buyers are in the age group 25 to 70 Fortunately I hold a degree in sales and marketing and who buys from where and how.

 

when you get a slow speed figure on your admin please google speed checks and run 6 or 7 from a different site and specify mobile or desktop. you will be amazed at the difference. I am not getting at the people offering advice as they are advising on information that is quite often misleading.  

I hope this helps.

 

Replies 5 (5)

kazi
Shopify Partner
578 87 109

@charbles  hello can you share your store URL?

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oscprofessional
Shopify Partner
15905 2378 3087

@charbles ,

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charbles
Tourist
11 0 2
My shown store speed is taken by google on a 4g mobile phone. my store speed taken on a desktop/laptop is 88. i am sorry but this 31 speed is utter rubbish to create unwanted business. regardes  chris
kazi
Shopify Partner
578 87 109

You can try to fix the following issues on your store and this will improve your store load time, Google page speed scores, Core web vitals. GTmetrix scores.

 

▶ Fix render blocking resources
▶ Image optimization
▶ JS/CSS files optimization
▶ Lazyload media JS/CSS files
▶ Optimize CSS/JS delivery
▶ Minize HTTP request
▶ Removed unused codes
▶ Fix bad requests ex: 404 links
▶ Optimize Font delivery
▶ Preload files
▶ Optimize APP codes

 

Here some resources you can follow

 

https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/online-store/store-speed/improving-speed

https://gofishdigital.com/blog/shopify-speed-optimizations/

https://www.semrush.com/blog/9-tips-for-boosting-the-speed-of-your-shopify-website/

 

If you need help feel free to contact me Thanks.

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Swishman
Shopify Partner
20 0 2

@charbles  I believe what you are saying. But could your data be pertaining to one country? As there could be a large boom in mobile usage in growth markets such as the Middle East, Africa, India, etc. And in Shopify documentation, it states '60% of the total sales are from mobiles' which might be true. cheers!

 

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