No changes made but site speed dramatically dropped

No changes made but site speed dramatically dropped

OliviaMichaelCo
Pathfinder
120 9 27

Hey guys, I'm not really sure what's happened here, but my site has suddenly slowed right down. I've not made any changes that would have affected this, no new images, no additional apps or sections to the home page.

 

The report doesn't really give any information either. Is there a way I can audit my site and find out what is causing this?

 

Screenshot 2021-12-30 at 12.05.53.jpg

 

My site is https://oliviamichaelcandle.co 

 

Thanks,

Rosalind.

Replies 8 (8)

ChristinaA
Shopify Partner
24 0 4

Hello. Do you have a lot of apps installed? Sometimes the extra coding from apps can slow your website down as well. I recommend going to 

https://pagespeed.web.dev and put your url in it will then do an analysis and tell you what is making your website slow down.

 

www.DesignsRus.co
OliviaMichaelCo
Pathfinder
120 9 27

Hey @ChristinaA thank you for the reply.

 

I have barely any apps installed, just the minimum in fact. You can see here under events that actually, nothing in terms of apps being installed or uninstalled has changed. 

 

I will try the link you posted and see what comes back.

OliviaMichaelCo
Pathfinder
120 9 27

So it turns out it's just the mobile which is a bit slow, and this stuff is nothing I can control, I believe?

 

Screenshot 2021-12-30 at 14.16.19.jpg

OliviaMichaelCo
Pathfinder
120 9 27

Okay I think something is broken with this theme or something I have done has made it slow down.

 

I deleted a couple of apps and removed unused blocks from all the pages and it is now even slower.

 

To my absolute surprise, when I went in to 'edit code', despite me having removed unused code blocks from the theme editor, the code was still in the theme in the back end. Who on earth decided that this was a good thing to do!?

 

So now I have to go through all the code (without knowing what I'm doing) and I'm going to have to try to find things I've added through the theme editor and since removed and delete them there, too. Madness.

 

Anyone from Shopify able to help here or confirm why this happens?

Swishman
Shopify Partner
20 0 2
  • Another factor for shopify speed score is user traffic.
  • Keep a backup copy before you edit codes. Just in case.
  • For those factors you can't control - speed app like swish page speed booster could help. https://apps.shopify.com/speed-booster-1
Shopify Speed Booster Application
ChristinaA
Shopify Partner
24 0 4

Hello. Oh no You probably removed something that was not supposed to be removed Myself or someone else would need to go back in and see what the problem is you are now having. I always advise my clients to seek help especially if they are not familiar with coding and the backend of things.

www.DesignsRus.co
OliviaMichaelCo
Pathfinder
120 9 27

I didn't manually remove anything, just uninstalled apps using the button. I've resized all my images, removed all apps I'm not using and did a bunch of other changes and on Google it shows the speed as twice as fast now, but the shopify score is still stuck at 33 so I'll ignore that.

MS_WEB_DESIGNER
Shopify Partner
695 52 135

Hi @OliviaMichaelCo ,

 

I am Alex From MS Web Designer (Top Rated Shopify Certified Experts and eCommerce Consultant from Singapore ) I helped 1000+ Shopify Store owners to Optimize their website loading speed for both mobile and desktop and increase their conversion rate.

Here are some proven steps that will improve your website speed dramatically for both mobile and desktop.

  • Select a light Weight Shopify Theme ( OS 2.0 Compatible
  • Remove all Unwanted Shopify App ( That you have installed, but not using)
  • Minify Javascript, CSS 
  • Reduce the Large Image Size
  • Eliminating the halting problem in Javascript
  • Apply Lazy loading per section wherever required
  • Replace Gifs with the Static Images
  • Resize Products images using Shopify App ( for Bulk )
  • Check Page Speed by Google page Insight and GTmetrix.


By fixing these issues, your website speed score can definitely improve
If you want a Free complete Website Optimization Audit Report ( All the Actionable steps for your store ), let me know 

 

If you have any concerns feel free to ask me!

Good Luck!

Regards,
Alex 

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