Combining JS / CSS Can Make Your Site Load Slower

2020-08-23T11:18:14-06:00March 23rd, 2020|Case Studies, Optimization|

Updated August 23, 2020

Combining CSS and JS files has historically been a popular method of improving a website’s performance.

By concatenating all of your files into one asset, you minimize the amount of calls that are being made to retrieve these assets from the web server.

In 2020 however, is combining files to reduce request calls […]

Shopify Performance Case Study – How Apps Affect Load Speed

2020-03-13T17:12:40-06:00March 12th, 2020|Case Studies, Optimization|

Here at Speed Boostr we optimize a lot of websites to help improve Shopify store performance. After all, a fast site is a vital ingredient for keeping users on your site and in creating conversions.

When performing optimizations, I spend quite a bit of time using developer tools to inspect network activity and loaded resources.

A […]

Shopify Performance Benchmarks + Data Analysis + Average Speed Gains

2020-03-12T08:07:22-06:00January 31st, 2020|Case Studies, Optimization|

Updated March 12th, 2020

We work on Shopify sites every day doing optimization, custom development, apps, and website features.

We optimized hundreds of Shopify sites last year and track the before and after metrics to make sure we’re delivering quality work and guaranteed speed gains.

It’s January so I figure it’s a good time to analyze the […]

The Truth About Google PageSpeed Insights for Shopify

2020-03-11T16:25:07-06:00July 17th, 2019|Case Studies, Optimization|

Hi I’m Joe from Speed Boostr. We make Shopify sites load faster.

In this article I want to clear up some misconceptions with the Google PageSpeed Insights tool.

I’ll also share what my team and I have learned from our years long optimization journey, our recommendations, and data backed information to shed some light on what Google […]

Case Study: How We Removed 1,543 Wasted Server Requests on Collection Pages

2020-03-11T16:25:48-06:00April 20th, 2019|Case Studies, Optimization|

Sometimes our Shopify App Analysis service uncovers some dirty code.

We recently found this site taking almost a minute to fully load on mobile… because there were 1,687 server requests 😱

For reference: under 100 requests is good for a Shopify site with apps loading. A lot of sites are in the 100 […]

Case Study: Google PSI Score Is Not Equal to Page Load Speed

2020-03-11T16:26:22-06:00February 19th, 2019|Case Studies, Optimization|

Updated July 18th, 2019

PageSpeed Insights (PSI) is a web performance analysis tool developed by Google to help you optimize your website.

It’s a useful tool to find optimization opportunities. It’s one of the analyzers we use in our toolbox.

It’s not a useful scoring system for Shopify sites or complex platforms that […]