Why Lighthouse Speed Testing is Important?
The Lighthouse Speed Test is a crucial part of website analyse and performance. Not to mention, it’s a vital part of improving your websites SEO. Surprisingly, on average, customers typically spend 8 seconds per website before moving onto the next. Without a doubt, if your website is slow and poorly developed, you could easily lose many customers. On the other hand, if your website is fast and well designed, you can drive more traffic to your website and increase conversions.
Basically, a Lighthouse report has four main categories; Performance, Accessibility, Best Practices and SEO. You should always strive to rank high is all four categories. Without reservation, Performance is the most important, aiming to help tick all the boxes to improve your sites speed. In addition, Accessibility plays an important role to help make your website more inclusive including controls for screen reader text, contrasting colours, tap targets to name a few. In another case, Best Practices focuses on improving website security as well as design conventions that customers are used to. Not to mention, SEO aiming to improve organic SEO by ensuring data to correctly formatted and structured.
How To Speed Test With Lighthouse
Creating a lighthouse speed test report is easy. To start, open your website in chrome web browser. Secondly, right click anywhere on the webpage and select Inspect. Then, click on the Lighthouse tab to open the report settings. Finally, click Analyze page load to generate the speed test report.
Improving Your Rating
Sometimes your rating isn’t as good as you were hoping it was. Some websites may look good on the outside but are very ugly on the inside (when it comes to performance and SEO). This is why spending time on building your website correctly is so important. As a matter of fact, poorly designed websites will hurt your brand and rankings in the long run. If you need help running a lighthouse report, contact me and I’ll be happy to help. What’s more, if your lighthouse report is bad, there are many things that can be done to improve your Lighthouse rating. Get in contact with me to see what we can do to improve your website health.