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3/8/2015 4:14 PM

Hi Folks:

 Been working on our new site this week that we went live with. Having some issues with Google Crawling. Google support says our site is slow. They point us to their Page Speed tool for our site. The mobile performance score is awful (while mobile usability is pretty good).

Here's a direct link to our site's home page PageSpeed

How do I tell DNN to minify Jquery?

Second, I've enabled httpcompression in the web.config, which helped a little. BUt how do I enable caching of some files like the .js files, the .css files, and the .jpg files. Those are teh biggest resources I can see on the site that are causing issues. Does someone have a web.config example on how to configure browser caching of those files?

 Our Google Index isn't working because the site is too slow. I am sure a big part of it is our host (WinHost). YOu get what you pay for.

At the same time, if there are things I can do, like use minify Jquery, etc., and browser caching, or other elements that can speed up the performance, I want to do so. Just not sure how.

Google support says Google is having problems indexing the site cause it's too slow. That's not good at all. So what I am trying to do is optimize the configuration of the web server and of DNN, as well as optimize the site's HTML and JPGs to be as efficient as possible.

 If after all that, the site still has a lousy pagespeed, I suppose I'll have to move to a different host. BUt I'd like to make sure that all the things that I can directly control, like using minified JQUERY/CSS, etc., are done first before I relocate.


Truthfully, as a user, I think it's a pretty good experience. But if Google won't index the page and thinks the speed is so low that they won't serve the results in the index / SERPs, then I'm in a whole lot of hurt. We followed google webmaster guidelines for building a site for our VISITORS, but at this point, google itself is VERY unhappy with it from a performance perspective. 

 Are there any ideas you have, by clicking on that link, that are common things you can recommend we do to deal with some of their above the fold issues? JQUERY seems like it's pretty large (v1.9). IF I don't have DNN conigured to use the minified version, then I'm hoping I can do so to solve that issue.

 REally would love some practical thigns I can do to help improve the issues as Google PageSpeed points out.


Thank you in advance.

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3/8/2015 5:13 PM
the issue is not saving 7 kb of JS files, while you may save at least 150 kb of image file size.
Turn off widgets in Site settings, if you don't need it.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group   European Network of DotNetNuke Professionals

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3/8/2015 7:36 PM
Danke Sebastian.
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3/11/2015 9:10 AM

I did a page speed test using a newly created page and the default skin. This page had NO content, no modules. Just an empty page.

 The google page speed was a little better, but not by much. So it's clear that my skin and content really have very little to do with the page score.

My host won't allow httpkeepalives, and enabling minify of css/js on my site pooches my usability and really doesn't improve score at all.

I also did some testing of other sites. Frankly, I found NONE that gave a good mobile score. I used the  site in Google's PageSpeed scored worse than mysite. I also did some competitor sites (some other metal fabricators). They scored poorly as well.

I found a reference to a great article about using a CDN to improve performance. I may look into that in the future.

 I guess this is a longwinded way of saying that my site is working well for my visitors. The feedback has been good. I'm cognizant of the notion of increasing PageSpeed so google is happy. But it seems like this is going to be a much more involved process.

 I wish I could afford a better host so that I could try to relocate the site and see if a dedicated host results in better scoring.

 And really, the only reason I want to try to increase my score is because Google is supposed to be using mobile speed in it's ranking algorithms. I don't want to be penalized and just want to be a good google netizen.


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