Google Lighthouse Articles

Google's Web Core Vitals

by Jeff Love

29 May 2020

Google will be making significant changes to the way it ranks pages to place a higher emphasis on site speed and user experience. These changes won’t take effect until 2021, but for many larger sites, improving site speed and user experience will take months to implement. If you want to improve your rankings or maintain your existing ones, engage a company with a proven history like CyberLancers to help you.

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Why Performance Matters

by Jeff Love

18 May 2020

We are told that our Google Lighthouse score matters and that by having a low score we will be penalized in rankings. But what does this all mean and how does it affect how we approach our sites going forward?

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Illuminating Google Lighthouse - Security

by Kevin Parker

26 Feb 2020

In this final article about Google Lighthouse article we felt it was important to close this series with a few words about security and how you can use Google Lighthouse as one more arrow in your quiver in the fight to secure your environment and your customers data.

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Illuminating Google Lighthouse - Accessibility

by Jeff Love

2 Feb 2020

If your website is not ADA accessible you run the risk of missing customers, opening yourself up to legal action, and most importantly, not sharing your message broadly with all your intended recipients.

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Illuminating Google Lighthouse - Best Practices

by Kevin Parker

31 Dec 2019

Like the performance tests, Lighthouse will return a score between 1 – 100 for best practices. Google Best Practice are general recommendations used to improve both security and performance for your website.
The nice thing about the Best Practices score is all of the recommendations describe the issue clearly and once remedied, your score will immediately improve. This is not the case with some of the other categories, particularly performance, where often the audit complaint often has nothing to do with the actual fix.

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Illuminating Google Lighthouse - Performance

by Kevin Parker

25 Nov 2019

Google Lighthouse provides a robust set of tools to score your site’s performance and returns an overall performance score from 1 to 100 with a higher score representing better performance. Many tools exist to detect performance & usability issues. However, Google Lighthouse is the most extreme. This article will dig deeper into performance and how Lighthouse can help you identify bottlenecks in order to remove them, increase your lighthouse score and boost speed and SEO performance!

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Illuminating Google Lighthouse

by Kevin Parker

5 Nov 2019

Site speed is all about perception and user experience. Speed in numbers means nothing if your site still “feels” slow. Loads of users around the world are on poor performing mobile connections of 3G or less. Even with lightning-fast 4G connections, a site can simply feel sluggish and slow which can have a devastating effect on your conversion. Shaving milliseconds off the time needed to load your site makes a world of difference.

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