Hello everyone, an expert on a site increased my site speed from 19 to 89. The situation looks very good in both Google Speed Test and GTmetrix. But then I read forum posts about a hack code and got scared. I couldn't tell if something was unusual for my site or if an action was taken that would result in future blocking from Google Ads and possible SEO issues.
I need your help.
My site URL: https://nowshopfun.com/
Ok, so your developer did some hacky solutions, but it isn't the speedhack code you'll see other people complain about
He did two things:
1. He wrapped your script tags in code that stopped them from loading right away, then will load when a user interacts with the page (scrolls, clicks, hovers over something)
This way, Pagespeed insights, which doesn't interact with the page, won't register these scripts, but in most cases, real users won't see any issue
This is the script here that handles that:
2. They used a trick, that we at devisedlabs first shared with the public:
Now I'm sure you're wondering, will these hacky solutions affect my results with Google Ads and SEO?
The answer is: We do not know, google does not reveal its secret sauce, people report bad results after having speed hack code installed, but those are subjective reports.
Delaying the load of scripts untill user interaction isn't inherently bad like if you have a popup that is none vital for users to see right away, then delaying the pop up script from loading untill user intereraction is a good idea. I just wouldn't reccomend a blanket applicaion to every script, becuase there would a chance of having vital things, like color swatches on the product page, that would be delayed from loading, and might make a bad user expierence.
For the LCP image, you should try make the real LCP image load faster, for a better user expierence.
I'd say, do not do performance improvment for Page Speed Insights scores, but do it to make a better expierence for your customer, and be aware that improving your performance requires real effort, it's going to be challenging to find someone who can do it for $50 unless they're a skilled developer whos just starting out on a freelance platform and needs to charge less to get reviews
I have checked your store on the Page insight chrome tool.
Maybe this is not a real speed score, there can be one hacking code to increase the score.
check the screenshot, on the right-hand side, there is no content so the score goes to 89% score.
Let us share the access so that I can confirm you about the score.
We have solved it may times.
Can you give me the store access? So that I can solve it.
Have a Good Day!!
We have checked your store, and the images on your home page are not loading properly. Your home page seems blank, it is because of the code your developer has used for improving your website speed. This issue occurs on all pages.
All the best,
No one knows for a fact, if some tells you they know, they're guessing or lieing.
People report that they have a drop in sales, after the pagespeed hack is added, but this doesn't mean that the speedhack code is the cause.
Your not improving your user's expierence, you might as well just remove the code.
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