How To Detect LCP Elements On Your Website

We can’t discuss fixing web vitals without discussing one key factor called LCP, the Largest Contentful Paint. LCP is essential to the user experience. People typically don’t like to wait for a page to start loading when they could immediately get a faster experience elsewhere. 

LCP tells you how long it takes to load the main contents of your page and become readable to the users. The faster the LCP is, the better-performance impression a user gets on your website. 

The largest Contentful Paint is considered one of the main factors on the web vital and starting to play a vital role in your page rank on the SERPs. To be in favor of Google and have pages that deliver a better experience for the visitors, it’s important to remain on top of your LCP.

Poor LCP can be one of the reasons for higher bounce rates, ranking issues, or even lower conversion rates.

What is a Good Or Bad LCP?

According to Google, the main content of a page should load within 2.5 seconds when a user tries to visit a page, which refers to having a good LCP. If the main content takes more than 5 seconds, people are likely to exit from your site and be considered poor LCP. 

Usually, when a page can maintain a good LCP (main content load time under 2.5 seconds) for 75% of the time, the performance is considered good in Google Search Console.

This image explains how LCP ratings are categorized. 

Google-Largest-Contentful-Paint
Image credit: Semrush.com

What can cause poor LCP and how to detect it?

There’s not a definite element that is responsible for LCP. Anything that slows down the page rendering process could be the reason for the LCP issue on your pages. Usually, the elements that take up a lot of space, media players, unoptimized images, social media buttons with 3rd party connections, and newsletter sign-up forms can increase your page’s load time.

If we dive deeper to find the primary reasons for LCP, they can be classified this way.

1. Slow Server Response Times

Regardless of how much you try to optimize your website, if you have a slow server, its response time will slow down your page loading matrices. This will definitely result in a poor LCP record.

Bad server back-end infrastructure, unoptimized databases, and longer time to resolve API requests are often the reasons for slow server response time. 

So the first step towards improving your LCP records is to host your website on a fast web server. 

2. Slow Resource Load Times

Resources that are large in file size or have a dense visual impact will take longer to load. Unoptimized images, GIF files, videos, and many text content above the fold will affect your LCP record. 

The best way to take care of your LCP is to compress file size, ensure loading only necessary elements above the fold, and avoid video or large image files in the first print.

3. Render blocking Javascript and CSS

CSS and Javascript play a significant role in how they are being served. Adding javascript and CSS to make a fancy-looking web page will eventually cost your page performance. 

It’s true that without CSS and javascript codes, we can’t add dynamic, interactive, and attractive elements to our websites. But the timing of execution for these files should be taken care of. If you load them in head and they take longer execution time, it will block other website assets from loading. 

Reducing render-blocking assets can significantly boost your pages in terms of LCP. Still, you must remember while fixing render-blocking, you are not shifting important libraries and javascript & CSS codes to the footer. This might end up with a broken web page or an accessibility issue.

4. Client-side Rendering

Rendering web pages in the browser with JavaScript is a popular web development method. Client-side rendering can be one of the main reasons for LCP issues if your pages use this method. 

Client-side rendering involves the browser collecting and loading javascript before rendering primary content on the page. The webpage might struggle to pass LCP matrices depending on the rendering time and complexity.

So when you are concerned about your LCP and have client-side rendering on your site, consider optimizing or avoiding client-side rendering if possible. 

How to discover LCP elements on your page?

To fix LCP issues, you need to know what your LCP is. I have ordered the steps we follow to analyze the LCP of a web page and have the plan to take necessary action to fix it.

1. Use Google Search Console

A good way to confirm your page has LCP issues is by checking Google Search Console’s web vital section. The web vital section displays URL’s performance status collected across real users’ devices. You will have a unique report for desktop and mobile versions. 

When the URLs are good, your site LCP has to be good. But when they are marked as “need improvement” or “poor,” you might need to check which web vital metrics are actually flailing & need rechecking.

web-vitals-google search-console

2. Use page speed insight

Page speed insight is a dedicated tool to instantly check the web vitals of a page over the latest 28-day collection period and via live test. When the origin data in page speed insight has an LCP of less than 2.5 seconds means it’s in a safe range.

Origin-Page-Speed-Insght-

It’s the more than 2.5 sec LCP when you should be concerned and try to fix it. The instant test of Page Speed Insight should help you identify elements that are responsible for LCP.

Steps – 

  1. Go to page speed insight
  2. Perform a test on your page.
  3. Scroll down to the “Diagnose performance issues” section.
  4. Then set the “Show audits relevant to” to LCP.
  5. You will be displayed the opportunity to improve LCP and diagnostics.
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3. Use Ezoic’s Browser Extension

Another easy way to inspect your LCP elements is via the browser extension by Ezoic. Usually, this extension is useful for creating ad and video placeholders on your pages. You can adjust those placeholders and test different configurations to boost Ezoic revenue.

There is another section called LEAP where you can perform performance-related alerts, debug CDN on a page, analyze the LCP and highlight LCP elements. After analyzing a page, make sure to toggle the “Highlight LCP element” for the plugin to highlight the LCP element in yellow.

Ezoic-browser-extension

4. Test Your Page On Web Page Test

Webpagetest.org is a page performance testing tool that provides in-depth insights. When you scan a page for web vitals, this tool will give you the scores and elements responsible for LCP. 

This is a handy tool to inspect layout shifting issues as well; you can see which element is responsible for the layout shifts on your pages, making it easier for you to fix it. 

The web Page Test report will highlight the LCP elements with green and provide the timing.

Once you are aware of the reasons for LCP, you can proceed to optimize the LCP content to fix LCP issues on your page if any. Here are a couple of tips on fixing LCP issues.

Few Tips To Fix LCP Issues On Your Page:

1. Optimize your images: Make sure your images are lightweight while the quality is intact. I prefer to keep images between 50 – 100 Kb whenever possible, and it’s quite achievable if you are not running a photography website, portfolio website, or any sites where images are a priority. 

2. Preload your logo: Preloading the logo does not add much to performance, but you would want to load your site logo as soon as possible. This usually gives a 2-5% of boost to LCP timing when done right.

3. Avoid using too many fonts: Fonts make a site attractive but loading too many font files will increase the asset load chain and may be responsible for the late printing of texts on a web page. 

4. Localize and preload above-the-fold fonts: Although google fonts are fast, my favorite strategy that seems to work every time is localizing above-the-fold fonts and preloading them. While preloading, you need to be sure that these font files are not too heavy. In addition, your web server’s speed needs to be fast for localized font files to be served faster.

5. Optimize Javascripts: To optimize your JavaScripts remove unused codes, make sure the code is up to date and compatible with modern browsers, use modern JavaScript libraries and try reducing payloads. A caching plugin with javascript management options makes the job easier for you.

6. Optimize CSS codes: Compressing CSS files and implementing critical CSS often solve render-blocking issues related to CSS. Removing unused CSS files from your WordPress site can help scale down the LCP metric.

Relevant posts:

  1. Case Study – Article to Video by Ezoic and Its Impact  
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  3. 5 Best WordPress Speed Optimization Services You Can Hire

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Case Study – Article to Video by Ezoic and Its Impact  

Ezoic has been helping its publisher to monetize their websites with no barriers. Allowing the publisher to host videos on their website and monetize them without having to face any prerequisites for monetizing can allow many publishers to generate substantial amounts of revenue if they can create video content relevant to their website.

Just when you think this could be an excellent opportunity to increase your revenue, Ezoic comes up with something even more attractive. The latest addition of a tool called Flickify turns your articles into videos with an AI narrator in less than a minute.

You can convert any post from your website to an article just by scanning your post, selecting a narrator’s voice, choosing your theme, and adding images or videos if you want – all these without needing an expensive production crew.

Ezoic claims that the purpose of hosting video & its monetization is to improve page SEO, increase ad revenue, and an opportunity to get your videos indexed & appeared on search engines. All of these mean more traffic and ad revenue to your site.

TEST – Ezoic’s Article To Video Conversion & Its Impact On SEO + Revenue

Based on the available tools on Ezoic, we wanted to combine the “article to video conversion” tool and video hosting to see what kind of result we could get for one of our websites.

We aimed to set up a test with 24 posts that have received the most traffic during the last 2 months and group them with similar post views where each group consists of two posts. One of the two posts will have a video created on Ezoic and have video monetization enabled.

The post without video will be a reference point for us to compare what kind of impact the video insertion has bought on the other page. The key areas we wanted to look at for each URL are:

  1. Pageview count
  2. Pageview duration 
  3. Page RPM
  4. Page Performance

We can analyze the “before and after” impact with these data for the set of URLs we gathered, and with that intent, we let the test run for 30 days. 

As discussed, we looked at 24 articles and created a video for 12 of them, while the other 12 were the “control group,” all on the same site. 

After a month, we tried to compare one on one and the average data for the URLs, and it’s pretty visible that we have a mixed output for our matrices. Here are our takeaways: 

  1. We assumed with the addition of videos; the page views might increase for pages with video in them due to videos getting indexed and displayed on search engines. Although that was not the output we have in terms of page views – we understand that video visibility on search engines might require more time than 30 days. In addition, page views decreased slightly for the non-video pages, which let us believe it’s a sitewide drop in traffic than just on pages that recently had video inserted. We noticed a -14.63% decrease in pageviews for articles with video and -15.44% for articles without videos.
  2. With the addition of video, we also assumed that it could increase the pageview duration. In this criteria, we found a mixed result, with some non-video pages continuing to have a similar pageview duration. In contrast, some pages with video had a higher page view duration than the previous month. This is not the case for all pages with videos, so it might be too soon to conclude anything at the moment.
  3. Ezoic claimed one of their main priorities is maximizing ad revenue with video monetization. It holds true for our test, but it appears to be a site-wise RPM increase than just on the video pages. Articles without videos showed a 13.43% increase in RPM over the test period, whereas articles with videos had an 11.15% increase. It is safe to say within the 30 days time range, the videos were not the pillar for RPM increase.

Output:

Site Traffic Change:

Articles with Video: -14.63%

Articles without Video: -15.44%

RPM Change:

Articles with Video: +11.15%

Articles without Video: +13.43%

Ezoic-video-data

It is always way more fun when the case study reveals AMAZING results… this is not yet the case. 

So the current conclusion is that the video tool is an amazingly simple way to create decent-quality videos. However, it is not a magic bullet to drive increased SEO and earnings benefits. 

We will continue testing this tool, but the current results show that the fundamental approach of… do it if it adds value to your audience and doesn’t do it if it doesn’t hold with simple video creation. 

We will also update this case study in a few months since the timing of only 1 month is not long enough, as we can see, to provide us with sufficient output. 

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Content At Scale Review [Tool Walkthrough and Test Output]

If an AI makes your job easier as a content writer, it’ll be ridiculous not to use it. There are many AI content-generation tools, and Content At Scale is one of them.

In this review, we aim to find out how Content At Scale differs from the rest of AI content generation tools and does it transmit the DNA of an experienced human writer.

Overall Content at Scale Review

Pros
  • Create long-form content within 5 minutes.
  • Inbuilt plagiarism checker.
  • Comes with inbuilt content optimizer + editor.
  • Automatic ‘click to tweet’ & TOC insertion.
  • You just need to provide a keyword to the AI.
Cons
  • The price point might not be friendly for all.
  • The software is still in BETA (it can only get better)
  • The dashboard interface can improved

What Is Content At Scale?

Content At Scale is an AI copywriting software based on a combination of 3 AI engines, two natural language processing (NLPs), and semantic search technology that understands user intentions and the underlying meaning behind their searches to create long-form content within 5 minutes.

It claims to generate an entire blog post without human intervention, which is fantastic, considering other competitor tools require somebody to control the content flow. However, you will still need to accomplish the reality check and optimize the content before publishing it.

Unlike other popular AI content generation tools, you get access to a comprehensive editor, which I find very similar to Surfer SEO. The editor provides relevant keyword insights and an on-page SEO checklist to ensure you create epic content insured to outrank the competitors.

We were able to generate articles of ~ 2000 words in less than 5 minutes that include a title, meta description, table of contents, headings, a URL slug, and paragraphs.

Top Features of Content At Scale

  1. 3 AI copywriting engines working together.
  2. Inbuilt plagiarism scanner tool.
  3. SEO optimization interface & checklist.
  4. Long-form content creation without a human writer.
  5. Low-cost solution.
content At Scale beta

A Walkthrough to Content At Scale

Not many AI content generators can create long-form content without an editor combining the pieces like Content At Scale. You start by providing the AI with a keyword that generates the entire article, which is plagiarism-free.

That means you don’t have to spend time generating a single or couple of paragraphs and having to make sure the content is plagiarism free on top of that. This is the most attractive feature Content At Scale has that separates it from popular AI copywriter Jasper (previously known as Jarvis) and many others.

It’s not only about the generation of long-form content; it’s more about the quality it brings to the content which we found is close to well-written content. Although, the standard might vary with the types of content you are aiming to create.

1. A look at the dashboard

Content At Scale dashboard

The Content At Scale Dashboard is the first place you arrive after logging in. It displays the projects you are working on. The projects are like folders where folders are the site or project name, and all the test contents remain inside it. It’s a simple but very effective way to have control over multiple projects running at the same time.

You can add your website URL, the number of posts that set monthly post creation goals for the project, and the context of the website and contents. We really like the idea of having content goals that benefit you to push towards meeting the milestone and keep track of your progress so far.

The dashboard is simple. At the initial stage, you might require little help, but once you create a project, you can get the key data of your content creation process under each project, which is really helpful.

Adding an easier navigation interface can be helpful, but our goal is to create quality content which is what Content At Scale is very good at.

2. Project Management

Content At Scale makes it easy to manage projects from the Dashboard. You will notice three dots on the top right corner of project cards, which expands to the menu during the click event.

The menu gives you an access link to view the project, connect it to the actual WordPress site and manage the project.

In addition, you will notice a project overview that includes the number of drafts and published posts scheduled but not published yet, under editing and optimization.

Content At Scale project menu

To adjust project settings, you can go to ‘manage settings’, where you can adjust the project name, details, and goals. You can also set a few settings to ask the AI to automatically point out key takeaways from a longer section of content.

The AI will automatically generate Tweets with helpful info from your blog post too. All you have to do is toggle the ‘click on the Tweet’ and add your Twitter handle for the tool to do the rest. This could be a fantastic way to attract more visitors to your site.

You can also set pre-defined ‘Post Intro CTA’ and ‘Post Conclusion CTA’ in the text. Here’s what the project settings window looks like.

Content At Scale project settings

3. The WordPress Connection

You can connect your WordPress site with Content At Scale within the website’s dedicated project. Doing so will set the AI to publish content on your site automatically. While this sounds too good to be true, you might miss out on setting up post meta, tags, and custom designs inside your post.

Additionally, I don’t think this would be an ideal solution if you are using a page builder like Elementor, Thrive, or Beaver builder to create your pages. Regardless, you can try this feature on your WordPress site to let the AI take care of publishing content.

How do you create content with Content At Scale?

Content At Scale has an explicit way of content generation. You must have your content intent ready and explain it to the AI. The AI does the rest for you. Here is how to do it:

  1. First, open the project under which you want to create content.
  2. Click on ‘add content’ at the top right corner to create a new post.
  3. Provide your primary keyword, or you can add multiple keywords with a .csv file.
  4. Then provide an overview of the content for AI to better understand what to cover in the post.
  5. With everything set up, you can either set the generation in a queue or create the content immediately.
Content Target Content At Scale

Once the content generation has started, the AI will take a couple of minutes ( less than 5 minutes usually, as we calculated during our tests). Generating an average of 1500 words per article per 5 minutes is an incredible speed.

What Does Content At Scale Editor Brings?

The content editor is the most exciting part of this AI copywriter tool. The interface is great and provides important data about your content. It has the keyword occurrence counter on the right, similar to Frase, followed by an on-page checklist, which is crucial for SEO.

This is how the editor interface looks like in action:

Content At Scale Editor

The AI has already generated an article and URL slug for the post. Within the editor, you can adjust them according to your SEO needs, including the meta description. The meta description was almost on point for our test and felt natural, so we kept them as they are most of the time.

You have the classic editor on the left side of the editing panel. Above the editor, you will find the word count, paragraph, and headings counts. Then to the right, you will find the optimization panel where you can track the optimization progress and maintain the NLP terms by looking at the counts.

Moreover, you can switch the tab to the “Brief” tab, which gives you additional information relevant to the topics you might consider including. The review tab has the plagiarism checker running behind, which checks the plagiarism stats for the content you have just generated.

How Good is the Content Quality?

It will not matter how fast you generate and publish content if the content does not provide value to the readers. They must provide accurate information, be grammatically correct, and not duplicated.

The tool automatically checks plagiarism, so you could use Grammarly to analyze its grammatical profile. You can verify the plagiarism with Grammarly plagiarism checker as well. We tried to run Grammarly check for one of our test contents and found a decent overall score –

Grammarly-check

We then tried to compare the output with a human-written copy, which wasn’t nearly as remarkable as this. The comparison with the top-ranking articles for that particular term was closer to our output. However, you might still require to perform a reality check before publishing AI-generated content.

Based on the content generation speed, involvement of humans, free from plagiarism, and overall content quality, it’s safe to say Content At Scale is ahead of other AI copywriter tools like Jasper and Rytr.

… or is it too soon to conclude this tool?

Apart from all the good we find out on Content At Scale, it felt like the AI was slightly struggling to create in-depth content for:

  1. Tech tutorials
  2. Comparison articles
  3. Product reviews

We could also need the creators’ assistance (documentation) to create stunning content in these areas. Having said that, we still believe that this tool generates a solid foundation for such content, and you would require an experienced editor to give the content a proper shape.

Pricing | Content At Scale

Looking at the current price, $500 per month for 20 credits does not sound cheap. Each credit means you can generate one article.

The developer claims that we pay an average of $0.04 per word to experienced writers, whereas the AI costs up to $0.01 per word. This sounds closer to what you are paying to an experienced writer, although the AI rate might vary, considering your article length.

You might be generating shorter content (~ 1000 words), but the post will consume 1 credit regardless of the word count.

Content At Scale also has a Done-For-You service which starts at $2,000 per month for 20 articles. They will do the keyword research for you, run their system, optimize your posts, and have 20 posts per month on the website according to the schedule.

Our Verdict | Does Content At Scale Worth It?

Content At Scale does a great job. The overall output, considering the required time place it above other AI content-generating platform by the look of it. This AI copywriter can be a great choice for you when you have the funds and need the content to keep moving.

Having Content At Scale in your project can be helpful to generate content at a much faster rate than with human writers. Being able to generate epic blog posts in 30 minutes sounds too good to be true yet achievable with Content At Scale.

Again, there’s no guarantee this AI tool can always compete against well-researched technical, complicated content written by human writers. Contents that have lots of examples and share insights with data might not be outranked by AI content.

Still, you can create great quality content with Content At Scale, and having your editors run through the content and optimize it will only improve it further.  

Alternatives to Content At Scale:

Hopefully, this review of Content At Scale has given you what you were looking for. Here are a few other solutions that might be useful for growing online business:

  1. Get a money-making site built, content or managed – BrandBuilders.io
  2. If you are interested in buying links that help in rank – LightningRank.com
  3. You can improve your website performance and fix your web vitals issues at – Speedy.Site
  4. Another service that helps to improve your Amazon revenue is – SiteBuddy.io

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How To Check SEO and Web Best Practice Compatibilities

We want our site to be flawless to avoid penalties or compatibility issues with search engines. Rectifying technical SEOs, Removing possible accessibility issues, and following best practices of web development are tiny details that can decide your site’s performance on search engines.

To secure these criteria, the basic step is to identify the issues on your page. While we usually lean towards great tools like Ahref and Semrush to scan for page-related issues, one quicker and more efficient way to do this is to perform lighthouse scans via your web browser.

Lighthouse, previously known as the “Audits tool,” is a tool to identify and fix common problems that affect your site’s performance, accessibility, and user experience.

These are the simple steps to run a lighthouse scan on pages across your site:

  • Open an incognito browser window and click on the three dots in the top right corner.
  • Open your website page where you want to carry out the test. 
  • From there, navigate to More tools > Developer tools.
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  • Next, select the lighthouse tab on your Dev toolbar. (click on the drop-down icon if Lighthouse is not listed among the visible tabs)
  • Under the “generate lighthouse report” section, set the Mode to “Navigation,” select your preferred device type for testing, and check Performance, Accessibility, Best practices, and SEO under Categories.
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  • Once done, click on Analyze page load (the test should take a couple of seconds based on your site speed and asset count)
  • When the test is complete, Lighthouse will rate your page per category and display technical faults, if there are any, similar to this example.
Lighthouse-scan-result
  • Lighthouse reports are great and let you find critical issues on your pages that you might have never thought existed. I encounter many silly mistakes on various page tests, and fixing those issues has been helpful to those sites (personal sites).
  • Moving forward, you can switch the available reports to find individual flows in each category. 

Once you know where the issue is, it becomes easier to resolve it yourself or hire someone to fix it. In addition, performing a lighthouse test takes just a couple of minutes, which can be an essential step towards improving your site to be more favorable to search engines. 

You will receive some recommendations on where to start, and getting these small details resolved will definitely boost the site’s overall impression for real users and search engines.

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5 Best WordPress Speed Optimization Services You Can Hire

Fast-loading web pages are more appealing to both users and search engines. Nowadays, readers like to experience fast web pages. So as a WordPress site owner, it becomes essential for you to work on your website performance.

The latest core web vital update from Google urges the websites to deliver an optimal browsing experience for the users. Site speed and web vitals are now official ranking factors in Google.

By improving your website loading speed, you will be able to improve the overall browsing experience on your site. Studies have always indicated that a fast page loading speed will result in a better conversion rate.

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Although caching plugins are quite useful to improve your WordPress site performance, you will still need to understand the reason behind those settings. Of course, there are documents and multiple guides available but you might still need some help at some point or it’s just that you don’t have enough time to put effort.

In addition, these WordPress performance tweaks play with your website code so can break your site’s functionalities and layout. If you are one of those who want to optimize your site as safely as possible and avoid any business-critical issues, you can consult speed optimization services.

This article takes a look at some of the best WordPress speed optimization services you can reach out to. There are various WordPress optimization services available; we are listing some of those according to our experience with them.

5 WordPress Speed Optimization Services You Can Try

1. Speedy Site

Speedy Site is a WordPress speed optimization service with a successful history of improving page loading speed with an average of 2.2 seconds. They help you fix your core web vital issues on WordPress sites. They claim to have a full refund policy if they can’t fix vital web issues. They are the service that fixed web vitals for 3 of my sites with Ezoic ads, so defiantly worth trying it.

Speedy Site service has a team of WordPress experts who works on the sites and take necessary actions to solve vital issues and minimize loading speed. Many reviews declared they were able to significantly improve load time and Page Speed Insight score for mobile and desktop devices.

The service has an effective technical support team who monitors your site performance and web vital status during the service period and communicates with customers’ queries 24*7. Apart from speed optimization service, Speedy Site offers budget-friendly heavy site overhaul and Google Page Experience optimization service.

Speedy Site Service Includes:

  • HTML, JS and CSS minification.
  • Optimize JS and CSS loading.
  • Image Compression & delivery optimization.
  • SSL Configuration
  • Youtube Video Optimization
  • Optimizing Render-Blocking Resources
  • Font Optimization
  • CDN Support
  • Remove query string & Gzip compression
  • Long-Term Support on Web Vitals

Service Pricing: Their speed optimization service has a single plan with a fee of $199 that includes all the features mentioned above. You can use our couponWINCOME50 to get a flat $50 discount (one-time use per user).

2. WP Buffs

WP buff is another well-known WordPress optimization service that offers a range of features across five plans to optimize your website performance and experience. They have WordPress experts responsible for minimizing your website load time and fixing performance-related issues.

People who have used their service love them, and there’s no doubt the WP Buffs team satisfies customers’ needs in a very effective & transparent way. They release WP Buffs case studies where you can go through the journey of customers with their service and how they help them get success with WordPress.

Apart from Speed Optimization, WP Buffs offers 24*7 website edits, Weekly updates, Ongoing security, Emergency 24*7 service, and website backup.

WP Buffs Speed Optimization Service includes:

  • Image Optimization.
  • Eliminate render-blocking issues.
  • minify javascript and CSS.
  • Leverage browser caching.
  • Gzip compression
  • Remove query string.
  • Review server response time.
  • CSS optimization.

Service Pricing: WP buffs offer five plans, as mentioned above, starting from $79 to $447 (when billed monthly) becomes $66 up to $373 when billed yearly. The speed optimization service is only included in the perform, custom, and custom pro plans that cost $219, $347, and $447, respectively.

3. Online Media Masters

Online media master is a go-to place when you need a speed optimization settings guide. This site has helped thousands of people get better scores on Lighthouse, GTmetrix, and PageSpeed Insights. When you need a thorough guide to configuring caching plugins on your site, Onlinemediamaster is the right place to visit.

They offer WordPress speed optimization service claiming it has helped many people by achieving 100% scores in nearly every speed testing tool. So if you are worried about your site’s performance score, this service is one of the places to reach out.

key features of Onlinemediamaster’s Speed Optimization Service:

  • Server optimization + hosting migration.
  • Caching plugin configuration
  • CDN (Cloudflare & BunnyCDN)
  • Image Optimization
  • Google Font Optimization.
  • Image & video lazyloading
  • Database Cleanup.
  • Bloat removal

Service Pricing:

Unlike Speedy Site and WP Buff, Onlinemediamasters does not offer commercial packages. They offer their service upon evaluating your WordPress site’s condition and work volume.

4. WP Johnny

WP Johnny’s speed optimization service must be among the top when you need speed optimization on your website. This service features custom packages from speed consultation to VIP speed upgrade. His service also offers page builder removal and Gutenberg conversion, and custom code service for the best performance.

You can even post your site on the WPjohnny Facebook group for free tips. The sheer amount of reviews from people who have benefited from this speed optimization service says a lot about its quality. His speed optimization service includes speed-up consultation, plugin audit, tweaking web host configurations, code audit, manual hard coding of the theme, and much more.

Key Features:

  • Speed consultation (speed-up strategy)
  • Cache plugin installation & configuration
  • Theme settings configuration
  • Speed-testing and diagnosis 
  • Plugin audit & Database optimization.
  • WooCommerce or WPML optimization.
  • Server optimization.
  • Extensive database clean-up.

Service Pricing:

WP Johnny speed optimization services cost around $195 for SPEED-UP CONSULTATION up to $1295 for ENTERPRISE SPEED-UP PACKAGE. You will also have Quick Speedup Package, Pro Speedup Package, and Premium Speedup Package in that price range.

5. Optimize WP

Optimize wp could be another service you can defiantly go for. They run several tests to gather an in-depth idea about your site’s current state. They have a record of happy reviews from people who hired their service to optimize WordPress sites.

You can speak with their expert request for a pre-performance audit and potential scope for optimization. Their speed optimization service ensures your site delivers compressed images in Webp format, Woocommerce is optimized for performance, server configuration for faster asset delivery, optimal CDN settings, and fast database performance.

Apart from WP speed optimization, they offer WordPress Maintenance Service and SEO service.

Key Features of Optimized WP service:

  • Image optimization.
  • eCommerce speed
  • Server optimization
  • Code minification
  • Cloudflare CDN
  • Google Analytics
  • Multi-level caching
  • Database optimization

Service Pricing:

Optimize WP offers three packages. BASIC ($399) is suitable for personal and small business sites, PRO ($799) is best for eCommerce and large blogs and ENTERPRISE ($1199) is claimed to be suitable for high-traffic websites which include SEO optimization services as well.

FAQs:

Should I Hire a WordPress Speed Optimization Service?

WordPress speed optimization services take all the burden of analyzing your website assets, overall auditing performance, ongoing issues, and server impact on speed, and then fix them with their skills, experience, and setting up website cache.

While speed optimization plugins make it easy to configure and automate many things for you, they can break your site design and functionalities. It does not mean the speed optimization plugins are poor, but if you want to squeeze out every bit of potential speed from the website, a speed optimization service is a perfect option.

When you have a small site with no page builders and lower assets, try creating a staging version and then experiment with caching plugins, including other optimization plugins, with seeing what performance you can get.

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