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Falcon Engine Speed with Google PageSpeed and GTmetrix? (5 posts)

  1. naikstercom
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi,

    I have updated Wordfence to the 5.0.1 version with the Falcon Engine caching.

    However I don't see any performance speed improvements in Google PageSpeed and GTmetrix.

    With my WP Fastest Cache plugin I can get a 90% score in Google Page Speed and a 94% score on GTmetrix.com.

    When I disable my caching plugin and only activate the Falcon Engine caching system the best score I get on Google PageSpeed is 74% and on GTmetrix I get 75% only.

    Are you seeing any speed / performance improvements on your website?!

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

  2. Wordfence
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi,

    Please make sure you understand what you're looking at. We speed up your server by around 30 to 50 times - meaning that the system that takes your database content and turns it into HTML pages and flings it at the user browser becomes very fast. Many benchmarking sites include a bunch of arbitrary stuff like HTML minifying and whether or not you're using a CDN to determine what your score is. They don't actually measure performance, they simply are looking for checkboxes. e.g. "Site is using minifying so we'll add X to their score" rather than measuring it's tangible impact on the actual load time, which in this case for minification is negligible.

    One way to check what Falcon does to your site is to load up the network panel in Chrome debug tools and look at the speed that one of your pages loads before and after you enable Falcon.

    Regards,

    Mark.

  3. naikstercom
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    OK but the problem is that when google bots rank your page for speed they look at all the speed factors....and your falcon engine doesn't provide that im sorry to say.

    Wordfence is a wonderful plugin don't get me wrong...but the results of the performance addon...just don't really show much good results yet

  4. simonmc
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Google rules the internet. Unless this cache ticks the google boxes, no matter how much better it really is, it will not take off. This is the reality you are up against. It is not about what is really better it is about what google wants.

  5. Wordfence
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Just want you to know that I've taken note of this and we'll run Falcon through pagespeed a few times and see if we can improve things.

    Regards,

    Mark.

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