Want a 100 score on Google PageSpeed Insights?

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Just want to clarify before we start chasing butterflies:
Want a 100 score on Google PageSpeed Insights?

We don’t consider Google PageSpeed Insights a valid test of website quality. Scores are not as important as actual speed in milliseconds. Speed is a user experience factor. Google doesn’t use PageSpeed Insight criteria for mobile-first ranking. The irony.

We specifically mention this as unacceptable in our terms of Plugin Surgery on:


“We do NOT use speed scores in our evaluations. Scores are a vanity metrics trap. What matters are measurements of:

  • load time in milliseconds
  • number of requests
  • page weight file size in kilobytes

Our favored test is WebPagetest.org (sponsored on the low-down by Google).
And Pingdom.com speed test for quick, best-case scenarios.”


“Will my page speed scores improve?
Most likely. But … that isn’t our goal. It’s not about scores – but milliseconds of load time improvement. We also work hard to reduce page weight. This is important for mobile users especially.”

Our goal is under 2-second page load times.

So it may sound snobbish but that’s how we do it.

Are you onboard with this methodology and measurement? We don’t want buyer’s remorse because the needle didn’t move on scores.

Scores do NOT matter. Only time in milliseconds count. Scores are not used by search engines to rank your pages.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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