Support » Plugin: Site Kit by Google » Site kit or site speed (that is the question)

  • Resolved Est1Cem4G

    (@levanii)


    Hello. i have been using site kit for long time now and i completely love this plugin.
    But there is one problem today i discovered. Site kit takes shots pagespeed scores. Deactivated plugin and scores is up to 86. As soon as i activate plugin score drops down something like 19-31. What is happening. Why? is it just scores i shouldn’t care about?
    or what?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Plugin Support James Osborne

    (@jamesosborne)

    @levanii It’s normal to not get the same score every time you run a PageSpeed Insights test, with many factors taken into account during testing.

    Site Kit itself is mainly a backend operated plugin. After setting up the plugin the only addition added to the front end is the below meta generator tag, which you can see when inspecting your sites source code with just the Search Console module connected:
    <meta name="generator" content="Site Kit by Google 1.10.0" />

    This meta tag has minimal performance impact, just one line of code and no additional requests.

    If you choose to connect the Analytics, AdSense, Tag Manager or Optimize modules the snippets are added to your site, although no different to manually placing the product snippets yourself, outside of Site Kit, with little performance impact.

    When connecting the other Google services via Site Kit (or manually) there may be other considerations which may have a minor impact on performance. An example would be the content you choose to place inside your Tag Manager containers, such as third party scripts or product snippets. In many cases such features make third party requests which contribute to your sites performance. I would suggest in your case to perform the same test with only the Search Console module active.

    Finally if you’re using the latest version of the PageSpeed Insights module within Site Kit we’ve made changes to better reflect the user experience on your site. If you’ve updated to version 1.10.0 you’ll notice the changes, and we’ve added a blog post on this to the plugin website.

    Est1Cem4G

    (@levanii)

    I think there is no difference between real speed before and after activation. So maybe it just scores not real performance issues.

    Plugin Support James Osborne

    (@jamesosborne)

    @levanii From Site Kit if you open the “View details at PageSpeed Insights” link you can review the different opportunities that exist for improvements in performance. The Webmaster Community is also a great resource for more information on any metric identified.

    If you have any further queries feel free to get in touch.

    Est1Cem4G

    (@levanii)

    no thanks

    Est1Cem4G

    (@levanii)

    But what i need a plugin for. If i disable its functions

    Est1Cem4G

    (@levanii)

    i think it’s just scores beacause the real speed is very good. and website works good.

    Plugin Support James Osborne

    (@jamesosborne)

    @levanii Glad to hear it, thanks for the update.

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