Back in February 2019, I wrote a post and did a video explaining how I migrated from my WordPress site to a static site and the reasons behind that decision. The video showed the Google Lighthouse results and recommendations and I explained what I planned to do with those results.
I have made some modifications to the site in response to that feedback and I wanted to show you the new Lighthouse results.
Here are some of the things that the report suggested I do in order to improve my score:
- when using 'target=_blank', also use 'rel=noopener'
- remove redundant links (Google +)
- time-to-load metrics indicated that pages were taking up to 4 seconds to load
I updated these links (footer links to Social Media) and removed the Google Plus link. Furthermore, I started using Cloudflare CDN for it's caching capability. This drastically increased my page load speeds and this has resulted in a much improved Best Practice result.
Here are the new results from the Lighthouse report as of today:
As you can see, this is a huge improvement on the original results and all aspects of the site are nearly hitting 100% according to the Lighthouse report.
These changes have not been indexed yet, but I will make some changes in my Search Console to try and urge GoogleBot to crawl the site. I am very excited about the potential page rank and domain authority improvements this may achieve. Here is my Moz score as it stands today.
I will post again when I have seen any change in the page rank or domain authority.