There are three integration methods that will allow you to use Leap:
Name Servers (same as CDN)
To access all of the features of Leap, it's recommended that sites integrate via Name Servers or Cloudflare. While the WordPress plugin provides access to some Leap tools, it adds additional load time that may not be optimal for achieving the highest scores in Google. If you're looking to improve site speed performance, we highly recommend using Name Server or Cloudflare integration in the long term.
To enable Leap, go to the Leap menu of your dashboard and turn on the speed functionality for all device types. Simply click the toggles next to each device to activate.
Leap uses a versioning system that enables you to create different sets of speed features for testing. Experimentation is at the core of Ezoic's values, and the versioning system enables you to try out different configurations to determine what works best for your site.
To create a new version, simply click the 'Get Started' button here:
4. Choose the settings you'd like to implement on your site
You can turn the main category toggles on or off, and also customize individual settings using the tick boxes. To edit these settings, simply scroll down or use the Advanced Settings option for additional options such as Exclusion Rules.
IMPORTANT: Make sure caching is activated if you use the Ezoic caching features or Ezoic’s CDN.
5. Preview your site to make sure everything looks good
Once you create your version, you should preview it to see how it looks on your site. During the preview, you can browse your site as usual and look for any issues. A green dot in the top right corner will indicate that you're in preview mode, and you can use the 'Exit' option to return to a normal session on your site.
When previewing your version, be sure to check that:
Clicking on the green dot will provide more information about the features you're previewing and the option to exit the preview and return to your unoptimized site.
IMPORTANT: Ads should display as usual, and all other aspects of the page should look the same. If this is not the case, you may need to try a different version with slightly different settings. Be sure to let Ezoic know in the feedback area if you encounter any issues.
If a page isn't ready for preview, you'll see a "preview is being generated" page. Once the preview is ready, a link will appear that will take you to it. This process usually takes no more than a minute, so there's no need to worry.
That’s right, you don’t even have to activate the version live on your site before you can run it through Google PageSpeed Insights. Just copy the preview URL and paste it into PageSpeed Insights to see the score.
Leap is a true one-stop site speed shop that eliminates the need for a laundry list of plugins, widgets, and third-party scripts. To get started, you can remove or disable image or JS optimization plugins and tools listed in your Recommendations tab.
Many of these plugins or tools can negatively impact the speed optimization of your site when using Leap. Disabling them can help make your site even faster.
For recommendations on certified technologies or plugins for your site, please refer to our Certified Seamless page.
If everything looks good and is functioning well in the preview, your version is ready to be activated.
If something doesn’t work, let our dedicated Leap team know. You can open a ticket directly with them in your Leap menu under the "Problems? Please let us know" section on the right-hand side.
The tool is continuously being developed and improved, so don’t be discouraged if something doesn’t work right just yet. We’ll fix it for you or make a recommendation to help you get the highest page speed insights scores possible!
As with our A.I. technology that tests and optimizes ads and assists publishers with website monetization, Ezoic has incorporated machine learning into Leap. Our speed tool will learn from visitor experiences to improve site speed incrementally over time.
The longer Leap is enabled, the more Ezoic will learn about the site. Typically, Ezoic will optimize the site's speed even more over time (assuming the score is not already a 100/100).