How to analyze

After installing and configuring the Add-On, you’re ready to start analyzing. Go to your dashboard and navigate to “Pages & Themes” – “Page Speed Checker” – “Analyze”. You have an option “Page” and “Web page URL” at the top. If you chose “Page”, you can select a page from your available sitemap (radio button in front of the page name). After selecting a page, hit “Analyze” at the very bottom.

After clicking “Analyze”, you will get a report for both “Mobile” and “Desktop” device. These are the first 2 tab items at the top of the page. Right below that, you can view the score and advices belonging to the device (selected tab). On the right side you can view a screenshot and a brief summary.

Each analyze you do, will be saved. All these saved analyzations will be listed under the “History” tab. This way you can easily look back into previously analyzations. Or compare them to the current one. For the scores you can see if they went up/down (or stayed the same) by looking at the icon behind the score.

  • A triangle upwards means the score went up (colored green);
  • A triangle downwards means the score went down (colored red);
  • A circle means the score stayed the same (colored blue);

Within the history list you can also see the locale belonging to the report along with the user who did the analyzation and whether or not it was being done in “Testing” mode (using “Base URL” in a duplicate environment). In case you have a third-party controlling these results, it may be useful to know they were actually done in the live environment, not testing. They can perhaps point towards a whole different base URL and manipulate the results. So the “Testing” will keep your eyes open. It could also be useful if you want to see what a site does on a different server, maybe the server isn’t fast enough and another one is. Then it may be the right time to actually move the whole site and get better results for Google. The possibilities are limitless.

If you want to analyze a “web page URL” you change “Page” into “Web page URL” of course and enter the complete URL (including “http://” or “https:// “ that is)!