Everything you need to know about mobile page speed πŸ“²βš‘

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ScottyStrehlow
ScottyStrehlow Member Posts: 353 Duda Staff

"If you're not first, your last." πŸ‡πŸ’

...okay, maybe it's not that dramatic, but mobile page speed is a big focus for any website builder. Duda's @Russ_Jeffery recently shared some helpful insights into the key factors that impact speed - and how to improve it effectively.

A few quotes I found really helpful:

πŸ’‘ Why it's important

β€œMobile page speed is more critical for several reasons. First, it's generally harder to score well for mobile due to the slower internet and less powerful devices. Second, over 50% of web traffic comes from mobile devices. Third, Google uses the mobile version of a website for indexing and ranking. Although desktop performance still matters, Google's primary focus is on mobile performance.”

πŸ’‘ What tools to use to test mobile speed

β€œThere is no single best tool, but different tools provide different data sets. The Chrome User Experience Report (Crux) offers real-world user performance data, which is ideal. PageSpeed Insights and Lighthouse, on the other hand, simulate environments and provide initial insights but might not reflect real-world performance accurately. Both types of data are useful, but real user data from Crux is more indicative of actual performance.”

πŸ’‘ What's a good page speed

β€œIt's difficult to define a "good" mobile page speed because it depends on various factors. However, a Lighthouse score above 70 is generally considered good. Core Web Vitals is a combination of metrics like Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS), and passing these metrics means the site provides a good user experience.”

πŸ’‘ What to avoid

β€œAvoid heavy elements above the fold, such as booking widgets or Google Maps. Simplify the above-the-fold content to ensure faster loading times.”

A few additional resources we have about Core Web Vitals:

I hope this info can help you feel empowered when building sites, and also serves as a resource to use when a client asks about page speed and how you're ensuring high performance for their business. Any questions for Russ? Leave a comment below!