Support » Plugin: Site Kit by Google » Site Kit gonna improve website loading time??

  • Resolved Rajib

    (@bytegeeky)


    Hey,
    Thanks for this wonderful plugin. Question for you before I try this on my production blog.

    1) Will it slow down my website? Site Kit will make extra HTTP calls? Or It wont make any HTTP calls altogether.
    2) Can I remove the analytics/ tag manager code from my website header after installing this plugin?
    3) Right now I see that my website make couple of HTTP calls ( Without Site Kit) which hampers the website speed. Even those cant be cached. Site kit will improve the scenario?
    4) I usually submit new post URL to google search console manually. The reason being automatic indexing takes about 2 days and I dont want to wait. This option is available in Site Kit??

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  • Plugin Support Renee Johnson

    (@reneesoffice)

    Hi @bytegeeky ! Thanks for the great inquiries and your kind feedback. I will need to confer with our team regarding some of your questions, but here are a few answers:

    2) If you are integrating Google Analytics with another plugin or manually in your theme Site Kit will detect the ID and not add its snippet to the site. You can also choose to use Site Kit’s snippet in the Google Analytics settings instead (as you may know, having two snippets is not recommended).

    For Tag Manager, you can use your current method or use Site Kit to insert the container ID (this requires the Google Analytics connection in Site Kit).

    3) Site Kit is not a performance plugin (although it has a PageSpeed Insights module that can help you monitor the performance of your site), but I’ll inquire with the team regarding your first question which may be related in this context.

    Thanks again, I’ll be in touch soon!

    Plugin Support Renee Johnson

    (@reneesoffice)

    @bytegeeky I just want to send a quick follow up that I have not forgotten about your inquiries! I’ll follow up when I have more information. In regards to your last question 4), Site Kit does not have this functionality, but you are welcome to submit a feature request if you like.

    Hi Renee, do you already have finished your inquiries on question 1? Does the site kit slow down the site? I received some troubling messages from people on this matter.

    Thanks in advance!

    Plugin Support James Osborne

    (@jamesosborne)

    @seoguru There is minimal impact on performance. Site Kit uses the various Google Product APIs to display data on the back end of your site only. Only minimal code is inserted into a users site, no different than any other Search Console, Analytics or other product implementation method.

    Here is my take after using Site Kit for a months.

    1. Its same like using analytics code inserted through your theme. The only difference is that you have a site kit dashboard with all analytics data. So if you hate logging into Analytics/ search console then use this plugin. Otherwise you can still live with your traditional code insertion.

    2. It does not make any new HTTP calls. The number of calls are same as traditional method.

    3. No impact on speed. Same speed like traditional method.

    The speed can be improved by WP- Rocket plugin and hosting analytics codes locally. With WP-Rocket, the site is making only one HTTP calls and the analytic javascript can be cached.

    Now here is one more question.
    Does hosting analytics code locally using WP-Rocket has any effect on data captured by Google Site Kit?

    Does hosting analytics code locally using WP-Rocket has any effect on data captured by Google Site Kit?

    +1

    Plugin Support James Osborne

    (@jamesosborne)

    @bytegeeky Thanks for the update, nice and thorough analysis.

    Site Kit displays information from a user’s Analytics account, so however you implement as long as the metrics in your Analytics dashboard are populating fine then this should also reflect in Site Kit dashboards. Having said that hosting Analytics locally is not recommended</a.

    You can find out more or ask the experts using the Analytics Help Community for more advice.

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