PageSpeed Insights 64 / 100Speed Should Fix: Eliminate render-blocking JavaSc

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  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 3 years ago

    I keep on seeing this in under Google Developers where it says this function is not performing as well as it should be on a selection of my pages.   Is this something the site is aware of.
    PageSpeed Insights
    64 / 100Speed
    Should Fix:
    Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

  2. paradigm search profile image60
    paradigm searchposted 3 years ago


    Works for me. It might even be why my cpm has dropped this last week+. The slow loading issues may be causing page abandonment.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is frustrating because this is the second time I have asked this question.  I don't profess to understand exactly what it means but I see this regularly but clearly something is wrong and this needs addressing.

  3. jacharless profile image80
    jacharlessposted 3 years ago

    True, HP has a lot of preload JS because of the HubTool, Adverts, etc. However, this is in relation to Google PageSpeed, and not necessarily all Spiders/Robots. A simple fix is to make the JS asynchronous. The new HTML5 markup includes an async tag to help speed up the DOM build -especially from external files- before the elements load. Older LAMP stack environments had this problem, especially Drupal and Joomla.

    I ran the SpeedPage test and it does look like Glam & Google ads are slowing the render. 85% of the elems load in about 3.5s. It takes about 4.5s to load the ads. Ironic? Maybe. Google Ads are slowing down Google SpeedPage.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well I can only hope they see this post then.  Thank you very much.

  4. firstcookbooklady profile image86
    firstcookbookladyposted 3 years ago

    when you google it, there are 11,000 people asking the same question and the answer seems to be that it takes months to get an answer.

  5. firstcookbooklady profile image86
    firstcookbookladyposted 3 years ago


  6. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 3 years ago

    The google tool can be helpful (we've looked at it), but it's a generic tool that doesn't get it quite right.

    The major performance gain we have left revolves around ads.  If you use it gives a bit more realistic view of page load time. Load a hub with ads turned off and you'll see what I mean.

    We have done things to improve ad speed performance recently by moving to the asynchronous tags, but ads are the major thing slowing down the page.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Would it be helpful to post the 'how to fix' script from one of the pages I looked at? 
      As I said I don't fully understand it but if it helps I am quite happy to do so.


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