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.

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

2019-01-10T09:13:00+00:00December 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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Lazy Load Images in Shopify for a Faster Site | Speed Optimization

2019-01-20T14:28:03+00:00December 14th, 2018|Performance Optimization|

What is Lazy Loading?

Lazy Loading is a performance optimization technique that loads images as the user scrolls down the page, instead of during the initial page load.

On the browser side, the page loads faster because it’s not loading all the images right away.

On the tech side, it works by replacing the html image src attribute with a data-src placeholder – this prevents the image from loading in the standard html sequence. Then javascript is used to grab that placeholder url and update the element’s src attribute, loading the image when it comes into view.

The Google effect: (more…)

How to Compress Images on Shopify

2018-11-08T16:25:41+00:00November 8th, 2018|Performance Optimization, Tools|

An easy way to make your site faster is to compress your images.

On Shopify sites, there is a 2 step approach to maximize your compression:

  1. Install an image optimization app like Crush Pics
  2. Manually compress any images that apps can’t reach, using a tool like TinyPNG.com

Due to API restrictions, image optimization apps aren’t able to get all the images on your site.

So even with an optimization app installed, you might still get warnings like this in PageSpeed Insights: (more…)

What is the Best Optimization Package for Your Site?

2018-10-08T15:28:06+00:00August 3rd, 2018|About, Performance Optimization|

All of our Shopify optimization packages include a core analysis and site wide optimizations that will lower your page weight and improve your load speed.

It’s hard to put an exact monetary ROI on each service package (we’re working on this), but we do know from stats like this that page load speed affects your conversion rate and engagement, so theoretically the faster you can get your site loading, the more traffic, customers, and revenue will flow (and more customers equals more referrals which nets more customers).

Speed Boostr Packages

We provide multiple options to fit your budget. The higher the package, the deeper analysis and optimizations we’re able to perform.

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