How can I improve my online store's speed?

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Any one have any suggestions on how i can increase my store speed? currently sitting at 33 store speed  

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Shopify Partner
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Hi @LastRep 

I'd recommend entering your website's URL into the Shopify Analyzer. It's a free tool our team built to help discover optimization opportunities for your Shopify site.

The main things you'll likely want to look into doing are:

  • Lazy loading. This defers the loading of images until they come into a user's view. This way they aren't all being loaded up at once.
  • Image optimizations. Compressing and reducing the overall size of oversized images.
  • Minify scripts. This allows scripts throughout your theme to execute quicker.

Those are some of the main actions you can pursue when trying to further optimize your store. We actually have an in-depth optimization guide if you'd like to check it out: How to Optimize a Shopify Site: Complete Guide to Faster Load Speed

If you'd like any help, feel free to reach out to our optimization team at Best of luck!

Side note: A Speed Score of 33 is actually pretty good! We typically see Speed Scores range between 10-30, so you're doing better than most.

Developer at SpeedBoostr (Shopify optimization and dev agency).
Try out our Shopify Analyzer (free performance analysis tool).
Check out Order Automator (app that auto tags + fulfills orders, and more automation)
More Apps: Theme Scientist (A/B testing tool), Tip Jar (add a tip button to your store), File Optimizer (optimize CSS, JS, Liquid)

Shopify Partner
3012 181 485

Dear @LastRep 

Please share your store URL

Shopify Partner
4272 969 1620

Hi @LastRep 

I'm Richard, CRO Expert of the PageFly - Free Landing Page Builder. I would love to provide my recommendation for your store based on 5 years of providing solutions for about 100.000 active Shopify merchants. 

First, you should provide your store URL so we can check, find out and give you recommendations. 

However, there are some important things you can take a look at:

1. Optimize image loading times: it’s a process of delivering high-quality images in the right format, dimension, size, and resolution while keeping the smallest possible size. Optimized images load faster and consume less cellular data. Some online tools such as Shopify Online Image or work fairly awesome.

2. Optimize front-end code

2.1 Convert your images to a next-gen format

The only downside of these next-gen formats is browser support is not universal for them. Check out these links below to see the current browser support for each format.

2.2 Minify files

The best place to get started to reduce page load is to minimize HTML, CSS and JavaScript files. These files determine your site’s appearance – like the clothing and shoes that you wear – so it’s vital to run them through some quality filters.

Let’s start with reducing the size of each file and the total number of files. This task includes removing unnecessary formatting, whitespace and code.

2.3 Eliminate render-blocking resources 

The most common render-blocking resources are JavaScript and CSS files that are located at the head of your web page. They load in the above-the-fold area (or the area that you normally see on a website before scrolling down to see the rest of the content) and they are a part of the critical rendering path used by a web browser.

2.4 Defer unused CSS 

To defer unused CSS, you can remove unused rules from stylesheets to reduce unnecessary bytes consumed by network activity.

Prioritize above-the-fold content (lazy loading)

Sometimes, you can improve user experience by having your above-the-fold (top of the page) load faster — even if the rest of the page takes a few seconds to load. This is called lazy loading and particularly helpful for pages with lots of content below the fold. PageFly does provide this in-app function so you can give it a try.

And finally, Don’t forget Google Indexing after

To ensure Google crawls your page and recognizes the changes you’ve made, request indexing using Google Search Console for your website. The sooner Google indexes your site, the better. Speeding up your website may help your Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs).

If you feel my answer helpful, like it or give it a thumb up. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!

Richard - PageFly

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