An Explanation of Time to First Byte

An Explanation of Time to First Byte

Time to First Byte is not necessarily part of the Core Web Vitals but it is an incredibly valuable site speed metric that we can learn a lot from. Definition of Time to First Byte TTFB is measured in seconds, and is the time that it takes to request information from the server and send […]

An Explanation of First Contentful Paint

An Explanation of First Contentful Paint

First Contentful Paint is one of six metrics that website owners can find in the Performance section in Lighthouse, it is not necessarily part of the Core Web Vitals, but we can learn a lot from it. Definition of First Contentful Paint FCP is how much time it takes for the browser to render a […]

Site Speed Series – An Explanation of Terms

site speed series

How fast and how well your website loads has never been more critical. There’s been a lot of talk around the upcoming Page Experience Update from Google. Website owners and SEOs have been optimising websites and making technical changes to ensure their websites don’t get left behind by this update, or they encounter some form […]

What is Cloudflare?

What is Cloudflare

What Is Cloudflare? Cloudflare is used for increasing the security and performance of websites. It is a type of CDN or a Content Delivery Network. CloudFlare was founded by Matthew Prince, Michelle Zatlyn and Lee Holloway in 2009. They set out to create a solution that improved site performance while at the same time offering […]

A Quick Study on Historic Site Speed Data

historic site speed study

I’d heard that a change in web server had previously affected 2 client websites that I’d just take over. We needed to see just how their historic site speed had been affected which we knew would likely lead to a drop in organic visibility and increase bounce rate for all channels. To do this I […]

Web Performance Optimisation: Are you Doing it Right?

web performance optimisation

How your website performs comes down to more than how high you are ranking on SERPs.  There are many technical aspects that make up how your site loads and the content that is displayed to users.  We’ve covered before that site speed is more important than ever due to mobile-first indexing. Here we’ll cover what […]