SEO News You Can Use: Key Details Backlinko Learned About Page Speed

Brandon George
Published Oct 21, 2019 by Brandon George in SEO News, SEO News You Can Use
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Brian Dean from Backlinko.com recently published a page speed study that offered some interesting insights into what factors impact loading times after analyzing more than 5 million desktop and mobile pages.

According to Dean, Backlinko established worldwide benchmarks for Time to First Byte (TTFB), Visual Complete and Fully Loaded load time metrics. Also analyzed was image compression, CDNs and hosting to determine what affects a site’s loading speed.

You can click the link above to see the full analysis, but here were some key insights uncovered through the research:

  • Average TTFB speed is 1.286 seconds on desktop and 2.594 seconds on mobile. Average time to fully load a webpage is 10.3 seconds on desktop and 27.3 seconds on mobile.
  • The average web page takes 87.84% longer to load on mobile vs. desktop.
  • Squarespace and Weebly had the best overall mobile page speed. Wix and WordPress ranked near the bottom.
  • Wink an Gatsby were the fastest Javascripts. Meteor and Tweenmax were the slowest.
  • GitHub and Weebly web hosts had the fastest TTFB. Siteground and Wix were the slowest among hosting providers.

These are important insights to consider for all webmasters. Page speed is not only important to SEO and your Google rankings, but it’s also vital for higher conversions and user experience.

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Written by Brandon George

Brandon George
Brandon George became the editor of SEOblog.com in 2019. He manages all of the website's content, editorial staff and guest contributors. Since February 2019, he's also served as the Digital Marketing Editor for Thrive Internet Marketing Agency. Previously, he spent 23 years as a professional journalist. He was a senior writer for The Dallas Morning News for 18 years, which included covering the Dallas Cowboys for eight seasons.

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