Free WPO (Web Performance Optimization) For Renaissance Users (Contest has now ended)

Hi @ddflynn, @XuanWang and I are excited to report back the WPO result on your site!
Through this WPO process, we have increased the score from 26 (sometimes 15) to 91!

The following changes outlined below have been made to help increase your site performance.

Improvements we achieved with the allocated time:
1 - Converted images to webp formats & optimized the size to have a fast-loading effect
2 - Applied lazy-loading defer off-screen images and improve layout shifting
3 - Defer loading of third party scripts, including google tag manager, chat widget
4 - Lazy loading youtube video iframe in homepage

And by lazying loading the slider, we also eliminate CLS problem.

Please let us know if you have any question regarding this WPO and we are more than happy to explain to you. Thank you!

Hello @CFrankel, thank you for choosing REW! This is Kane from the Design team and we are glad to help. Segun and I will be starting your WPO review. We’ve run PageSpeed Insights and found out the top opportunities on your site, please see below:

Opportunities: Third-Party Scripts
Recommendation: Consider performance impact and determine if any aren’t necessary or can be only loaded on certain pages, or defering some of the script without affecting the functionality

Opportunities: Image Optimization
Recommendation: Convert image to WebP format, ensure Lazy loading on hidden images, compressing & ensure properly size images

We will start the optimization with these in mind and we will let you know once we’ve got an update on those. Stay tuned!

Hi @sjyun ,

Matt and I have made some WPO improvements on your site and I would like to report back on the WPO improvements! We definitely increased the performance with the allocated time, however we have some recommendations that are crucial to get an even better score and those will require your consideration.
Improvements we achieved with the allocated time:

1 - Optimized and converted images to webp format to have a fast-loading effect
2 - Applied lazy-loading defer off-screen images and improve layout shifting
3 - Applied explicit width and height to certain images to reduce content layout shifting
4 - Deferred the loading of some scripts that are not needed on the initial page load

Items to be considered: There are some scripts being loaded on the homepage such as the client chat. We would recommend you review these scripts and decide if you would like us continue with the optimizations, possibly delaying some of them to help with the initial page load. We would be happy to take the improvements further using your current retainer if you want.

Here is the report with the improvements:

Thank you!

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amazing! how much of a delay are we talking here? Thanks for making the updates! however my community pages need help as the speed is at 19 on mobile

I would think just a second (or load on scroll) something like that. Seems even with on page WPO those scripts are REALLY slowing your site down. My logic with this would be - if no one sticks around (due to slow page speed load) then what good is the chat anyways? I’d defer it (and all third party scripts) since your SEO will be positively impacted, as will your user experience and it will likely lead to more chats overall.

On your neighborhood pages, they have way too much third party stuff being brought in (stats, yelp etc) we can try to lazy load that as well, but honestly it’s not best practice to be populating your pages with that much third party content (dilutes the benefit of any unique content you have)

does my dev.kblanton site qualify?

Hello Kim, unfortunately the project period for this offer has now closed. We will be posting a summary of the results along with the most common issues customers using Renaissance are creating for themselves and how to resolve them.

Also, since you are on dev, we cannot test your Google page speed - you should take your site live before testing at https://pagespeed.web.dev

I’ll update the thread so folks know this contest is over. Thanks

Thank you. I will use this link on my current site that I have. I forgot to mention the reason I have a dev site is because I am upgrading.

Hi @larry.tollen !

Xuan and I have made some WPO improvements on your site and I would like to report back on the WPO work we’ve done! We’ve made some drastic performance improvements, yet we have some recommendations that are crucial to get an even better score and those will require your consideration. Improvements we achieved with the allocated time:
1 - Converted images to WEBP formats and optimize the size to have a faster loading effect 2 - Applied lazy-loading defer off-screen images and improve layout shifting 3 - Applied explicit width and height to certain images to reduce content layout shifting 4 - Deferred the loading of some scripts that are not needed on the initial page load

To speed up your site even more, we would suggest delaying or removing some of the third-party scripts on your site. If this is something that interested you, let us know and we can arrange a chat regarding that!

Here’s a screen capture of your site’s performance before and after our work!

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Hi @Brian

Segun and I are excited to update you on the WPO improvements we’ve made on your site! The following are the Improvements we were able to complete with the allocated time:

1 - Optimized homepage images by converted them to WEBP formats and reducing image sizing
2 - Applied lazy-loading to images to improve the page loading speed
3 - Applied explicit width and height to certain images to reduce content layout shifting

4 - Optimized the homepage video by removing the audio and using a more efficient format
5 - Deferred the loading of some scripts that are not needed on the initial page load

A recommendation we’d like to make is optimizing some the images that are loaded via CSS. If this is something you’d like us to do, please reach out and we can start a conversation about this.

Here’s a screen capture of your site’s performance after our work!

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Hi @andreREW, @hongda.zhang and I are excited to report back the WPO result on your site!
Through this WPO process, we have increased the score from 53 to 79!

The following changes outlined below have been made to help increase your site performance.


Improvements we achieved with the allocated time:
1 - Converted images to webp formats & optimized the size to have a fast-loading effect
2 - Applied lazy-loading to defer off-screen images and improve layout shifting

We found that the biggest impact was related to the images on your site especially the custom neighbourhood section.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this WPO and we are more than happy to explain to you. Thank you!

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Dear @hongda.zhang and @Morgan, thanks for all your support. I’m pleased to see the generous WPO score increase. I’m sure there are a few things that we need to do to get closer to the optimal score. Therefore, I’m open to continuing the conversation to get an estimate on the improvements. Cheers,

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@andreREW - It’s great to see such a big improvement on the speed. I’ll reach out to you to keep the conversation going on further optimizations.

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Hi @CFrankel, Segun and I are excited to report back the WPO result on your site!
Through this WPO process, we successfully found out what’s dragging your PageSpeed score down and optimized the images on your homepage!

The following changes outlined below have been made to help increase your site performance.
Improvements we achieved with the allocated time:
1 - Converted images to webp formats & optimized the size to have a fast-loading effect
2 - Applied lazy-loading defer off-screen images and improve layout shifting
3 - Reduced unused JavaScript

And we found that you have a lot of JavaScript placed into your Footer element, these scripts is what making your website slowdown. With them on the page, your score is decreased down to ~30.

Here is where these scripts are located if you would like to review and modify/remove them, you should be able to find a section called “Page Footer” under the “Main Content” section:
https://www.frankelrealtygroup.com/backend/cms/homepage/

By optimizing and removing unused JavaScript from the footer, we can potentially increase the score to 78, which is 100% more than the original (~30 score).

Here is what we suggest you can do:

  1. Placed them into the appropriate place, like on the content conversion tracking tools page.
  2. Remove those you don’t need.

Here is a list of what we’ve found in that footer:

  • Taglayer Integration
  • Integration IOTechnoligies
  • Birdseed Integration
  • Hockeystack Integration
  • Google Tag Manager GTM-TJ4F822
  • Macafee certifcate CODE
  • PLERDY CODE
  • Microsoft Bing Tracker CODE
  • Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics
  • Median Screen Viewer
  • Google Tag Manager GTM-TJ4F822 (potential duplicate)

If you would like us to have a comprehensive audit to optimize the scripts above, you can contact your account manager.
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this WPO and we are more than happy to explain to you. Thank you!

We have a winning team! https://www.dallasgolfhomes.com/ / @ddflynn went from a score of 26 to 94 on mobile!

Well done John, @XuanWang and @Kane_Lee!

We saw some big jumps in scores across the board and I’d say this challenge was a huge success. :slight_smile:

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Hi @PuertoRealty

Theo and I have made some WPO improvements on your site and I would like to report back on the WPO work we’ve done! We’ve made some improvements to the performance of your website, but we have some suggestions that are crucial to get an even better score and those will require your consideration. We have been able to increase the score from 78 to 93!

Here are some improvements we made:
1 - Converted images to WEBP formats and optimize the size to have a faster loading effect

2 - Applied lazy-loading defer off-screen images and improve layout shifting

3 - Applied explicit width and height to certain images to reduce content layout shifting

4 - Deferred the loading of some scripts that are not needed on the initial page load

To increase the speed of your site, we would suggest delaying some of the third-party scripts on your site. If this is something that you would be interested in, let us know and we can arrange for a chat to discuss that!

Here’s a screenshot of your website’s load speed and performance after we worked on it!!

Thank you for the update.

I am having to revert the webp format images back to older generation. I found that webp is still too new and a lot of browsers that have not been updated recently do not support it and will not display the image. I saw what the site looked like on an old browser and cannot risk clients seeing it like that. I prefer that it loads a little slower than not display at all. In my opinion, we are probably a year or so away from being able to safely assume that our clients can handle webp. I know that there is a way to revert to displaying jpg if webp is not able to be displayed, but I’m afraid of the logistics that this would take to apply to the whole site.

Also, items above the fold should not be lazy loaded. Our main image is being lazy loaded. “Above-the-fold images that are lazily loaded render later in the page lifecycle, which can delay the largest contentful paint.” and is hurting the score.

As far as third party stuff, I really don’t think there’s much we can do there. We are not running anything that’s non-essential and this is not showing as something that’s really slowing us down.

It seems to me that google is imposing impossible standards that contradict the goal of the site - relevant content that the users want to consume.

I would love to see the moxy manager replaced with something that can watermark images and format them correctly on it’s own. I have the same image used in at least 3 different sizes on various parts of the site. This creates a lot of work when updating imagery, let alone in webp and jpg. Ideally, I could upload the image one time and the site automatically format and resize the image for display. Probably just wishful thinking at this point.

Totally your call, but I would say 3% old browsers vs 97% having a fast experience you should pick 97%

But again… up to you :slight_smile:

FYI WebP is supported by Moxi in the next update (but you’re right, we’re likely not going to implement watermarking)

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Thanks for joining in Morgan.

I saw that statistic before making the decision. It is based on current versions of the browsers. In a perfect world everyone updates their computers and is on the current version. Real world is different.

A lot of my clients are not exactly tech savvy and may not be on top of computer updates. The site feels quick to me on the various internet connections that I have tried. It is way faster than my competition. 3G connections are rare in my area now.

Other REW clients may feel that they need to compete based on speed alone, but I need the site to be visible to everyone.

I was told that this is a solution, but I’m not very sure how to implement it:

  • Update tag to use a tag with WebP and original format as fallback

I already had my Moxi manager updated to support webP. My plan was to go all in on it until I saw how it looked on a non compatible browser.