The post is actually meant to be pretty generic and covers the cases where you use our hosting (Fastly/Cloudfront) in an effort to explain why it’s actually more beneficial to your site’s SEO and user experience.
When you don’t use our hosting then you don’t get the advantages of our low TTFB, which is what Google actually cares about.
But that doesn’t mean that Google Page Speed should now be taken seriously if you’re not using our hosting. If you want a much better (but not perfect) page speed tool, check out: https://tools.pingdom.com/
Maybe pagespeed rank doesn’t effect your Google Ranking directly, but the (perceived) speed of the website surely effects the user friendliness of the website of course. We also need to optimize for the user, not just for Google Rankings
I do think it’s weird that (like with @Michael_Messina) there is a big diff for my site between tools like Pingdom (97/100), GT Metrics Pagespeed (95%), and Yslow (93%) on one hand but on the other end I “only” get a 51/100 from Google’s pagespeed for mobile and 81/100 for desktop
Any solutions for this to “fix” these on a hosted webflow site?
@guido it’s been said before on this, but I have a feeling Google’s tool is outdated and has not been touched for a very long time. You can run one of Google’s own sites on there and get a red “poor” response: https://cl.ly/1g3k1e1Y2z2N
I think these numbers should be more or less ignored as Google isn’t even following these rules themselves
More accurate debugging can be achieved with Lighthouse. The code is open sourced. It is built into Chrome Dev Tools → Audit. You still need to consider the value of some of the recommendations. My Webflow sites tend to get high 90’s on desktop - Low 90’s on mobile. Much of that is based on my intentional choices. Image rich designs with lots of animations won’t be seen by potential visitors if the load time is perceived to be > 3 seconds. They bounce. I save my big juicy stuff for when I already have their attention.