How Using Speed Testing Tools Can Potentially Hurt You

  1.  How it works 01:08
    • We are talking about tools like Pingdom and GTmetrix.
    • Speed testing tools use general measurements and a grading system that “usually” can help speed up a website.
    • But it’s not perfect. You could have a website that loads in two seconds and still get an F speed grade.
  2. Not all websites are exactly the same 02:26
    • There are a lot of different variables, including hosting, PHP version, etc.
  3. Use it as a reference 02:35
    • The important thing to remember here is to use speed tests as a guide. Not the end all be all of your website speed.
  4. Test, test, test! 02:49
    • At the end of the day, keep testing and see what happens!

Remember, speed testing tools should only be used for guiding you! A perfect score should never be the goal. Instead, focus on a fast loading website (this will help you speed up the Divi Theme) that is user-friendly and delivers outstanding content. If you focus on the user experience, you can’t go wrong!

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