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best free template for seo

Post by saraeee » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:18 pm

Hi, I use shaper helix 3 template on my joomla website. I also use jch optimization plugin on my website. My website home page overall Performance score in google page speed insight is very different for mobile and desktop version. For example in desktop is 98 and in mobile is 68.
Can any one help me to solve this problem?
In addition which of free templates in joomla is the best for seo optimization in mobile version? Any idea?

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Re: best free template for seo

Post by pe7er » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:13 pm

You could use Google Lighthouse in your Google Chrome browser (Inspect > Lighthouse).
Use that tool in your incognito mode to prevent browser plugins interfering with the test.
Read the tips that Lighthouse gives you.

With one of my sites I reached 4 x 100 when testing for desktop. For mobile the same, except for performance: 79 to 91 (it differs). In my case Lighthouse advises me to improve performance with: "Resources are blocking the first paint of your page. Consider delivering critical JS/CSS inline and deferring all non-critical JS/styles".

Your 98 for performance for desktop is great! The 68 for mobile could probably be improved a bit. What does Lighthouse gives you for performance advice? You might not need another template but just some tweaks that Lighthouse advises you.

I would advice you to optimize without using JCH Optimize or Joomla cache first. And only use those after you have optimized your site to the max...
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The best website: https://the-best-website.com

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Re: best free template for seo

Post by saraeee » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:39 am

Dear Peter Martin
Thanks so much for your advice. I used lighthouse report and the main problem was with the performance which it's score was 29 and the message was:
Chrome extensions negatively affected this page's load performance. Try auditing the page in incognito mode or from a Chrome profile without extensions.
First Contentful Paint
2.8 s
Speed Index
9.4 s
Largest Contentful Paint
4.6 s
Time to Interactive
16.1 s
Total Blocking Time
8,680 ms
Cumulative Layout Shift
0.039

other parameters were like this:
accessibility was 93
best practice 73
seo 92

In addition about your advice about not using jch optimization, I have almost done any point about joomla seo but none of them is not that much effective that jch plugin is. With this plugins my site performance score has a really good improvement.

and my another question is that how much is the template has effect on performance factor? Can you introduce me better templates for seo?

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Re: best free template for seo

Post by pe7er » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:40 am

saraeee wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:39 am
I used lighthouse report and the main problem was with the performance which it's score was 29 and the message was:
Chrome extensions negatively affected this page's load performance. Try auditing the page in incognito mode or from a Chrome profile without extensions.
Try auditing your website in incognito mode = Visit your website in Google Chrome in Incognito mode (privacy mode) and then use Lighthouse to test. Otherwise your browser plugins might interfere with the test.

In addition about your advice about not using jch optimization, I have almost done any point about joomla seo but none of them is not that much effective that jch plugin is. With this plugins my site performance score has a really good improvement.
I agree. JCH Optimize is very nice indeed! Sometimes I use it for customers when their commercial template uses a lot of CSS/JS Scripts and only after I have already optimized their website myself.

When I started with my The Best Website, I used JCH Optimize for the last tiny performance increase. However, after recent tweaks I noticed that my website now even performs better without it.

JCH Optimize can be helpful. Just try testing with and without it. And also try the effect of different JCH Optimize settings. Don't forget to empty your Joomla cache after each change.

how much is the template has effect on performance factor? Can you introduce me better templates for seo?
A lot. I would choose a template that uses little CSS + JavaScript files. And no JQuery library. Use only a few Google Fonts and server them from your own server, etc.
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Re: best free template for seo

Post by saraeee » Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:14 am

Dear Peter thanks so much for all your help.
1. I test my website in incognito mode and then used lighthouse. One of the extension that has a lot of unused css is sp page builder.
The coverage report shows me that the main unused css files are in
components/com_sppagebuilder/assets/css/amazing_addons.css
templates/shaper_helix3/css/bootstrap.min.css
components/com_sppagebuilder/assets/css/sppagebuilder.css
media/jui/js/jquery.min.js?aedcf44d03d9e437362f698d448f4006
https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/j ... xxxxxxxx-x
https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/j ... Layer&cx=c
https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=AW-wwwwww
templates/shaper_helix3/css/template.css
I also export the result and should check it with detailed.

2. The point with jch is that some times my optimization score is 90 in page speed insight and some times it's 86. I mean my score is different in different times when I test my website. Any idea?


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