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We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
07-09-2020, 12:25 AM
Post: #1
We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
along with all A's on WebPageTest. Our lighthouse scores are 96/96/100/100

https://www.screencast.com/t/1NOQueeUdnty

https://www.screencast.com/t/fPY6e4yJa

Vacation Rentals from owners and managers with no booking fees.

I am writing this to let you know it is a LONG journey but it can be done if you stay after it.

As of this time, we have the fastest website on the planet of all the online travel agencies. Even though I never contributed here, I wanted to thank each of the members on this forum for their advice and guidance.

At this time, we are stopping and will not push the envelope further. Big Grin
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07-11-2020, 11:55 PM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2020 02:28 AM by Webnauts.)
Post: #2
RE: We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
I assume you have no experience in website speed optimization and the Google Core Web Vitals when you use GTmetrix default (free version), and you are being convinced that your speed is so good, that you want to show us how we can speed our websites, or slow them down?

I ran a test for you based on the speed metrics to date: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/20071...d659e39b0/

And here are some tips, but not everything included: https://www.webpagetest.org/lighthouse.p...39b0&run=1

"An expert is a person who knows what he should ask, applying his intelligence, knowledge and experience with success to the specific case, and who is able to provide a sensible and a highly contextual direction."

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07-12-2020, 02:22 AM
Post: #3
RE: We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
Webnauts, encouraging people is better than being condescending!

VacaRent, you need to update your icons to the maskable type for 100 PWA score. Here's what's working for me.

{
"name": "Page Speed Tweaks",
"short_name": "PageSpeed Tweaks",
"icons": [
{ "src": "/icon-192x192.png", "sizes": "192x192", "type": "image/png", "purpose": "any maskable" },
{ "src": "/icon-512x512.png", "sizes": "512x512", "type": "image/png", "purpose": "any maskable" }
],
"theme_color": "#fff",
"background_color": "#fff",
"orientation": "portrait",
"display": "standalone",
"start_url": "https://pagespeedtweaks.com/"
}

Further information below.

https://web.dev/maskable-icon/

Good luck!
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07-13-2020, 01:03 AM
Post: #4
RE: We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
Davwaii, do you also have apple-touch-icons in your manifest, "purpose": "any"? What about favicon since it will display better on a browser than a maskable?
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07-13-2020, 05:45 AM
Post: #5
RE: We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
Hi Cymru,

I do have a favicon.ico, Apple and legacy Windows icons in my root folder. Then I link to them from my homepage or header template. Although I don't link to favicon.ico, as most browsers look for this anyway.

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/apple-touch-icon.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="32x32" href="/favicon-32x32.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="16x16" href="/favicon-16x16.png">
<link rel="manifest" href="/site.webmanifest">
<link rel="mask-icon" href="/safari-pinned-tab.svg" color="#5bbad5">
<meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#222222">
<meta name="theme-color" content="#ffffff">

It's basically the Favicon Generator setup. https://realfavicongenerator.net/ where you can create and check a full icon suite. Overkill perhaps, but tweak as you see fit.

The icon value "purpose: any" was just what I followed from the Wed.dev example, but you can find out more about "icon values" at MDN Docs - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs...fest/icons

Cheers!
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07-13-2020, 07:18 AM
Post: #6
RE: We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
Hi there Webnauts,

To be sure - I have extensive experience in optimization so this is not an issue.

My post was nothing more than encouragement to others have worked hard to break through GT - Lighthouse - Pingdom - etc. and to show it can be done - nothing more.

Honestly, I have no idea how you received those screenshots unless it happened at the exact same moment we had removed GZIP to make a modification (We are implementing Imagga image tagging at the moment - so maybe it was that?)

I just ran the same exact play you did once again but this time with all of the fields you set in Advance and our results (yours and mine are night and day different)

https://www.screencast.com/t/ji6T8YEb

https://www.screencast.com/t/icUh4cc5pN

The only minor difference I can see between the 2 is you set yours for 3G fast and I went for cable/mobile. Unless you are in a Siberian valley, there is no place on the planet running 3G any longer. In fact, 4G is soon to be obsolete. It would be the same as us testing for Lunascape browsers

I also demonstrated from our Lighthouse scores everything meeting or exceeding 90 and above.

Davwaii - thank you for the guiding hand. We will look into that today and let you know how it works for us.



I just ran our site again - this time with WPTest and here are our results as I normally see them.

https://www.webpagetest.org/result/20071...view_step1
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07-20-2020, 06:29 AM
Post: #7
RE: We have achieved 98 - 99 on GTMetrix
OK bud. Smile

Lets me be clear here...

You said: "I have extensive experience in optimization so this is not an issue."

Is that true? Well lets see:

If you are optimizing based on Googles speed and mobile usability ranking factors requirements as they advise here
https://youtu.be/UabN9NZPLbg?t=51

You will see that I wanted to help you and setup the time accordingly.

If you watched the video you will undertand the metrics they introduced using webpagetest.org:

1. https://prnt.sc/thr06d

2. https://prnt.sc/thr0ww

And here is a new test following Googles advise:

https://www.webpagetest.org/result/20071...3a738ae5d/

Also Google Lighthouse: https://www.webpagetest.org/lighthouse.p...ae5d&run=1

So any difference with my previous test? Sorry bud.

Some tips for classifying what is "Good, Needs Improvement, Carmon Poor" https://developers.google.com/speed/docs...categories

And here Google confirms that I did not say anything wrong: https://web.dev/measure/

Do you need more evidence. Looks like are plenty of experts here who still would like to help you.

Good luck.

John

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