Speed Score dropping daily...BUT NO CHANGES BEING MADE!

kyleherzog
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So we ran a sale on my website (oldfashionedgolf.com) from 20 May to 31 May...made a couple small changes to set Products to 'Draft' on June 1st...and have not touched it since.  And yet our site speed score is dropping every day by 2-3 points!  Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this?

Below are some images from my LightSpeed report and a summary of our 30 day trend.

 

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JoesIdeas
Shopify Expert
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It's common for the score with that tool to change randomly, it's an emulated testing tool so not possible to get exact readings.

They also made a change recently which affects scores: https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/release_notes.

The tools my team (speedboostr.com, the Shopify optimization team) use are:

- Shopify Analyzer to see what can / should be optimized on a Shopify site (some of the Google PSI recommendations can actually lead to a lower user experience, so we focus on what's best for ecommerce sites).

- WebPagetest.org to get more accurate readings of site speed and compare before / after you make changes or install apps.

The speed score is not correlative to actual page load speed, so generally don't put too much weight on it, but if you're concerned with the speed score, your best place to start is by analyzing your apps, making sure there isn't unnecessary app code loading, and have your developer recreate app features directly into your theme when possible. This analysis may give you some ideas for raising your score: https://speedboostr.com/shopify-speed-tool.

 

Founder of Speed Boostr (Shopify optimization experts, theme customization, custom app development).
Creator of Shopify Analyzer (first performance analysis tool for Shopify sites, free for the Shopify community).
Creator of Order Automator (auto tag orders and customers + auto fulfillment + more automations).
More apps: Theme Scientist (A/B testing), Tip Jar (add a tip button), File Optimizer (optimize CSS, JS, Liquid).