How I got 99 speed in google page speed insights for my wordpress site for free!

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Here are the steps I followed to get a speed of 99 in google page speed insights. These are simple steps anyone can follow and no coding is required.

  1. Reduce the number of blog posts in the home page- You can do this by going to your wordpress admin panel,-> customize-> front page sections-> Blog-> Number of items-> Reduce to less than 6 posts on the home page. This will reduce the home page load time. This might vary from blog to blog based on the theme you are using.
  2. Install the Humming bird plugin. It zips through your site and finds new ways to boost page speed with fine-tuned controls over file compressionminification and full-page, browser and Gravatar caching. It also loads your pages quicker and score higher on Google PageSpeed Insights .Features- 
    • Performance Reports – Pro tips for running your site at super speed
    • Asset Optimization – Position, minify and combine files for top performance
    • Caching Suite – Load pages faster with full-page, Gravatar and browser cache tools
    • GZIP Compression – Blazing fast HTML, JavaScript, and stylesheet transfer
  3. Use wp smush to compress your images Smush  optimizes your images before you upload them to your wordpress. Make sure your images are less than 1 MB before you upload it since the free version optimizes images that are less than 1 MB.
  4. Minify HTML– Minify your HTML using this plugin. The best part about this plugin is that you need not know what to do . It does all the settings for you. 
  5. Accelerated mobile pages – Implement this plugin for faster speed on mobile.

After doing these changes, check your speed on google page speed insights. You must be able to see a speed of above 90. I was able to get a speed of 98. Post the speed you got in the comment section below.


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