Below, is a guide to specific actions and resources that can assist you in making your site incredibly fast using Ezoic.
"It depends" is how most site speed questions can be answered. How you handle specific items related to site speed is predicated on 3 layers of the web that all must be working together to make a website fast (with or without Ezoic).
Sites using Ezoic that achieve 90+ Pagespeed Insight Scores and perfect Core Web Vitals have optimized each layer by addressing each of these according to these best practices.
The more Ezoic can optimize and deliver at this layer, the faster it can deliver the site. If Ezoic is able to optimize and cache the entire page, the site will see incredibly high page speed scores and Core Web Vitals.
Ezoic will make sites faster with these items in place:
You can get other questions you might have about Cloud integration, caching, and Ezoic's CDN here.
Your CMS or framework used to build or develop your website can impact overall page load times, and how the site is delivered to visitors, and can even override efforts to improve speed in the Cloud.
Ezoic will make sites faster when sites make these optimizations:
Additional things to consider in WordPress:
Here's an example site we worked on for an Ezoic blog. Here's our troubleshooting guide specific to WordPress sites.
If all of the above is in place, the last area you'll want to ensure is not impacting Ezoic's ability to make your site faster is the page itself.
Other speed optimization scripts or technology added to the header of a site are likely to affect Ezoic's speed features. These should be removed prior to activating them.
Once all is complete, measuring and understanding your website speed requires patience.
Measuring page speed and site speed after changes:
First and foremost, when optimizing for site speed, and changing elements of your site, it is critical to be patient. Most changes that exponentially improve website speed scores and page loading times may require up to 24 hours before the effects are measurable in tools that can provide real-time measurement vs. field data measurements.
1.) Google Lighthouse should be used for measuring the impact of changes.
Lighthouse provides real-time measurement of site speed.
Note: If any caching or Cloud optimizations were made, it can take up to 24 hours until the optimizations are fully in-place (depending on what and how the changes were made).
2.) Google Search Console and Pagespeed Insights can be used for long-term monitoring
Avoid using tools, like GTMetrix and Pingdom, as they conflate these types of timings and can make it difficult to understand if a site has improved certain elements over time.
If you still need to perform troubleshooting, we recommend using our comparison measurement tool that uses Google Lighthouse information.
We test the site with Ezoic turned on and then show your site tested with Ezoic's proxy removed, allowing you to compare apples-to-apples.