How I Boost My Mobile PageSpeed From 35 to 96

Three years after starting GadgetReactor, it had become bloated. Google PageSpeed scores were dismal 35 (Mobile) and 42 (Desktop) which translates to a poor user experience for my readers. No one wants to wait for a page to load. So for the last week or so, I dived into some drastic measures to boost my PageSpeed scores and the results have been positive.

The Google PageSpeed insights tool focuses on mostly front end speed improvements, such as compressing and resizing images, removing render blocking javascript / css and optimising delivery of assets. A relatively small amount of weight is given to actual server response time. You can combine this with Pingdom speed test to check more on back end delivery and the overall load time of your website.

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