Your Google PageSpeed score doesn’t matter.
Google is taking page load speed into consideration when determining page rank position. If getting found in search engines is important to your business objectives, you’ll want to pay attention to it.
There are several tools available to test how Google (and other search engines) view your site, but each of these tests look at different areas and score things differently. While a higher score is better, and while these tests typically score websites out of 100 potential points, getting 100 actual points is pretty near impossible, even for the best of development teams, and continuing to pursue 100 points would require some tradeoffs.
Our friends over at WP Rocket put together a great post on the topic. Read the full post here:
Here’s a summary of the perspective to take:
- Don’t rely on PageSpeed alone as a sole indicator of the performance of your site.
- Read the recommendations and determine the cost/effort or downside of implementing.
- Focus on speed, not the grade. They are not the same.
- Use a variety of tests to get a comprehensive view.