Can Cloudflare Automatic Platform Optimization (APO) Improve TTFB and FCP

Static content pages load much faster than websites containing dynamic pages and visual elements. WordPress is a CMS used by the majority of blog owners. This constitutes PHP code and database queries. When a WordPress post is served to the visitor, it has to fetch resources from the server. The final front-end version of HTML content is displayed to the visitor. This takes a lot of time in rendering the pages. But WordPress has the …

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How Does Cloudflare APO effect Core Web Vitals in PageSpeed Insights Test

The Core Web Vitals are important performance metrics from Google’s point of view. In May 2021, these are going to have an impact on search engine rankings. Search Console already provides a simple view to these metrics. PageSpeed Insights tool which relies on the LightHouse software from Google, indicates for traffic generating sites whether you have passed the Web Vitals test or not. According to this page, First Input Delay (FID), Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), …

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Does Cloudflare Automatic Platform Optimization Improve Site Speed ?

Automatic Platform Optimization (APO) is a service from Cloudflare that boosts speed and performance of the entire site. The advantage of using this product is that all your content is served from their edge servers. Visitors see speedy sites when they visit your site. Typically free versions of Cloudflare CDN will only cache static content. The initial server response time is an important performance metric for page speed web vitals. Time to first byte (TTFB) …

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Core Web Vitals Test WITH and WITHOUT Optimization Plugin using GTMetrix

Google has long said before that page speed is one of the important ranking signals. Load time less than 3 seconds is a good indication of a well optimized site. Each site is unique. WordPress has different resources like JS, CSS, HTML for static content. WooCommerce kind of shopping cart will produce dynamic pages. Images and Video content will add to the already congested space. Plugins will produce their own static and on-demand files. Also …

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Optimization using Hummingbird Pro – Does It Improve Page Load Speed?

Lot of plugins promise to improve page speed and caching. WPMU DEV is one service which provides membership for hosting and resources. Hummingbird Pro is one plugin which promises to remove low score problems on different load speed testing tools. But does it really help in improving the score? I’ve already reviewed the plugin for its features and settings. To test whether it meets the requirements mentioned on its feature page, we will test it …

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Google PageSpeed Insights – Errors in Mobile and Desktop

Google PageSpeed Insights is a powerful tool to test the speed and Core Web Vitals of your site. After May 2021, the mobile score and user experience metrics play a major role in the site search engine rankings.  The speed score of Mobile and Desktop are based on the Lab report of Lighthouse tool. Be Cautious! If you lose the SERP positions, you will also lose your revenue. Optimization score is how well your site …

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Using Cloudflare to Improve WebSite Speed  to less than 90 secs

In the website load test of my site, I found that it loaded in 1.3secs. This was without using any cache plugin or CDN (content delivery network). I also used very less plugins to reduce the performance delay caused by them. I was able to achieve good desktop and mobile page speed field data according to PageSpeed Insights (PSI) tool. According to this document, Lighthouse provides a performance score. If you are able to get …

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