Why didn't Website Accelerator make my site faster?
In some rare cases, the Website Accelerator speed test was not able to measure a performance gain. This can be a frustrating experience that leaves you wondering why.
There are a few reasons this might occur:
- Light Page — If your page is already loading in sub-second times, that's great! But Website Accelerator can still be helpful for you long-term. Website Accelerator isn't doing you much good with high speed Internet users. It's probably not hurting, though. And, there can still be significant gains when dealing with low speed Internet users. We recommend you keep Website Accelerator to assist low speed Internet users and to help if and when your page gets heavier.
- Third-Party Interference — Third-party party objects, such as social buttons or advertisements, count as part of the page load and can lead to unpredictable and inconsistent page load times.
- Image Carousel — Some pages have image carousels that continue to load new image after new image on the page. The visitor experience might be fine, but image carousels can trick our performance testing computers into thinking the page is still loading for much longer than it really is. This can lead to unpredictable and inconsistent page load times.
Website Accelerator is one important piece of best practices for Web application performance. To learn more about making your site faster, please see Slow website speed problems.