As someone who values the importance of a website’s loading speed, I was surprised to see Google’s PageSpeed rank one of my sites consistently in the 30–40 range out of 100 on mobile (desktop isn’t much better).
And the marketing team pins this as one of the largest factors for people dropping off between clicking on the ad and the webpage loading. No surprise there.
I’m wondering if you could check out the site and let me know if anything obvious stands out to you:
Couple of things to note:
- The site pulls episode images from an RSS feed, which get upscaled to 3000x3000px by the podcast service to meet Apple podcast requirements. We do our best to upload the most compressed originals.
- The mp3 player pulls the audio file from the RSS feed as well. Removing these didn’t seem to improve page speed.
- We are using Memberstack to control gated content, Lucky Orange to monitor website use, and Font Awesome for our icons.
Here’s the link to run the speed test yourself:
Is the PageSpeed calculation an accurate representation of a real user’s experience?
What are some things you would try to help with the loading speed score?