Google Pagespeed Insights for WordPress
[resolved] This plugin vs. Google's website (5 posts)

  1. anefarious1
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello. I am wondering if this plugin offers anything beyond what Google's website does when you manually enter your web address on their Pagespeed website. Is there a reason to install this other than easier access ie. directly from the WP dashboard? Thanks


  2. mattkeys
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes there are a handful of reasons that using this plugin is more powerful than just using the system in place on the Pagespeed website.

    The first thing to know, is that unlike the tool directly from Google which can only provide a report on a single page at a time, this plugin will check all of your WordPress URLs. Having access to all of the page reports at once lets us get some valuable data.

    The "Report Summary" view is one area where we take advantage of having access to all of the report data at once. It takes all reports from your site and gives you information about your best and worst URLS, and your biggest areas for improvement. This is especially helpful on sites that have many different content types and layouts. These summary reports can also be filtered by URL type such as Posts, Pages, or Custom Post Types.

    Once you get into the premium version of the plugin, you are also able to take snapshots of your report summaries, and you can compare snapshots with each other. This is great for testing out the benefits or consequences of different WordPress Plugins. Or for benchmarking your pagespeed improvements as you improve a site, for your own knowledge or to show a client.

    The premium version also has scheduled re-checking of reports, as well as the ability to import URLs from outside of your WordPress installation.

    This last reason is perhaps a bit bias, but I like how I visualized the data better in my version as well :)

    You can find more information about all of these features, including short video demos about them at my website: http://mattkeys.me/products/google-pagespeed-insights/

  3. mattkeys
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Marking this resolved.

  4. euveng
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Matt,

    I read the documentation and the knowledge base and this thread seems to be the closest to my topic in question.

    Is there any way that I could avail this plugin in my site's frontend, where I can get my visitors to enter their URL, have Pagespeed to parse it and return the result in the next page?


  5. mattkeys
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #


    Sorry this plugin is not intended to provide any data to front-end users.


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