Shopify Performance Optimization

Browse our blog posts here to learn about performance optimization for Shopify and pick up some tips and recommendations.

If you’re looking for optimization services done for you, check out our Shopify Optimization Services.

New Optimization App: The Shopify Analyzer

2019-03-05T11:28:26-04:00March 5th, 2019|Performance Optimization, Tools|

We built an analysis tool for Shopify sites, the Shopify Analyzer!

It’s a free web app to analyze any page on your site and give optimization opportunities and recommendations to make your Shopify site faster.

Goals

The goal is to provide a tool for you to quickly check the performance status on any page of your site, and have actionable information to fix it.

This app will also help us keep site analysis free for you – we use the same app to analyze your site.

Why?

Speed Boostr has been in action since 2017 – we’ve used just about every performance tool out there and analyzed a LOT of sites.

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

2019-02-19T11:43:54-04:00February 19th, 2019|Case Studies, Performance Optimization|

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 integrate with 3rd party apps.

Why we don’t use it as a benchmark/scoring system:

  • Sometimes you implement an optimization that clearly makes your site faster, but then the score goes down 🧐
  • Sometimes you clear warnings they give, and the score goes down
  • Sometimes when comparing 2 sites, the faster site scores lower
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Case Study: How We Reduced Server Requests by 83%

2019-02-12T17:41:29-04:00February 12th, 2019|Case Studies, Performance Optimization|

All of our Shopify optimization services help to improve your page load time… but sometimes we uncover a bottleneck and score a huge win.

This is a highlight of a big win we scored for a customer to cut their load speed in half.

The Stats

  • Service ordered: Entrepreneur Package
  • Page template tested: Product Page
  • Testing tool: WebPageTest.org
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Finding and Fixing Server and JavaScript Errors

2019-02-06T11:16:01-04:00February 5th, 2019|Performance Optimization|

Over the course of website customizations and installing / uninstalling 3rd party apps, you can introduce code misconfigurations and server errors.

If you’re on Shopify, these are often caused by old or broken app code.

When you uninstall an app from Shopify, it doesn’t always remove ALL the app code from your theme – we regularly find old app code still loading on the sites we optimize.

You can find these errors using the Chrome Dev Tools console, it looks like this: (more…)

AMP Guide for Shopify | Easy Way to Make Your Site Faster + Boost SEO

2019-01-24T11:06:32-04:00December 20th, 2018|Automation, How-To Guides, Performance Optimization, Shopify Best Apps|

In This Guide

🚀 Quick Start

If you already know about AMP and came here looking for Speed Boostr’s recommendation for the best Shopify AMP app, I’ll save you the read time, it’s AMP by Shop Sheriff.

Getting started:

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