Would you like to learn how to speed up your website with Ezoic Site Speed Accelerator because if you have been trying to speed optimize your website, then this will get it done?
Ezoic Site Speed Accelerator Review — 100 Google PageSpeed Insights Scores on Mobile and Desktop?
Are you ready to have the fastest website you’ve ever had?
I love having my website loads super fast and this plugin, the Site Speed Accelerator by Ezoic is the easiest plugin I’ve used to get my website running faster and to get my page speed scores all the way up to a hundred on both mobile and desktop.
What we’ll do here is talk about why it’s important to have a website that’s fast for Google search and user experience. I’ll show you how to set up and install the Ezoic Site Speed Accelerator plugin, which you can also use to increase your earnings and monetize with AdSense.
I’ll talk about what ease Ezoic is.
I’m grateful Ezoic sponsored this video with me.
Thank you very much for the sponsorship Ezoic on this video and I’ll show you my results before and after using this plugin.
Even though I already had a bunch of speed optimization plugins like Autoptimize and Perfmatters on my website before, I added this plugin and it works with all of them and is a great user experience.
Number one, why does it matter about site speed so much?
Google is obsessed with websites speed because it seems we as users, are obsessed with how fast pages load, we are impatient.
If a website doesn’t load right away, we just bounce and you can see what happens when your website is slow.
After this Google update in September, my website lost hundreds of clicks a day as soon as this new Google page speed update went into play where it made, how fast your website loads important in search results more so than just by user behavior already.
Since then, over the last six months I’ve been obsessed with getting my website faster and faster.
I finally just got my URLs and this new Google search speed tool out of the slow on desktop and into moderate.
I did that on my own, spending a bunch of time and energy and hours researching different plugins, trying them on my website, and then Ezoic comes along with a plugin that makes everything I just learned how to do so much easier and that’s what I’m grateful to demonstrate.
As you can see, the faster I got my website over the last few months where I changed themes and as soon as the page speed update went in, I started changing and optimizing for speed.
You can see my clicks have been going back up as my website has got faster and thanks to the Ezoic Site Speed Accelerator, I’ve got a good shot to get all fast URLs on my website, but let’s take a look first.
If you’re brand new to Ezoic, there’s a post on Jerrybanfield.com where I already did a complete review on Ezoic as a way to make more money off of Google AdSense and ads on your website.
Ezoic started as a place where you could transfer over your name servers if you wanted to or put the WordPress plugin in, in order to increase the amount of ad revenue you’re earning by optimizing the user experience and page load speed of your entire website, faster website, more search results, better user experience equals more clicks on ads, which equals higher earnings.
That’s how I originally discovered Ezoic and I’ve got a complete review of how you can use Ezoic for setting up and monetizing your Adsense and increasing your earnings that way.
What Ezoic realizes that a lot of companies, websites, owners like me want to speed up their websites and they could make a plugin to focus completely on doing that and have that as a standalone product and that’s what we’re here to demonstrate in this video.
If you want to also use Ezoic for Adsense and view the previous full review of that, just read “Ezoic Review Setup and Tutorial to Maximize Google AdSense Publisher Revenue” and that’ll help you see how to get signed up, get your account ready and everything.
When you’ve signed up and added your website within Ezoic, then you’ll get to this screen that says, “Get started today.”
For the Site Speed Accelerator, you don’t need to set up “Ad testing” or “Apply for Google’s Ad Exchange.”
All you need to do is integrate your site, turn on Site Speed to use the Site Speed Accelerator.
If you want the highest AdSense earnings, then you need to do those other things, but for this we’re just going to look at the site speed and you can have that other post for the ad exchange and ad testing.
What we do from here, you go to “Settings” and the first thing you need to do if you haven’t already is integrating your site. You need the plugin on your website or you need Ezoic via name servers.
I recommend you use the plugin because that’s the fastest. You can instantly just add the plugin and get started doing this, you don’t have to change your name servers or anything, and wait for that to go through.
I’m demonstrating how to do this with the WordPress plugin.
However, I also did the name server integration and that was very effective as well.
With the WordPress plugin, you just download the plugin and go to “Add new plugin.” By going into “Plugins,” you can search for it, go to “Ezoic integration,” and hit “Install Now.”
Then, the key thing to do is make sure the plugin is active on your website and that you’ve confirmed once you’ve installed it and you go over onto the Ezoic’s website and click on “Integrate WordPress,” and then click on “Integration Completed” when you’ve successfully turned the plugin on your website.
Then, you’ll be able to see in both spots that you’re active, and once you’ve done that, then you will be ready to turn on Site Speed.
That can take a couple of minutes.
That took maybe two or three minutes to work and sync up both on my website and on Ezoic, and I had to refresh the page a couple of times, then it was ready.
The majority of what we’ll talk about here is how to turn on “Site Speed” and the different results.
Thus, when you go click on “Turn on Site Speed” in the “Settings” tab after you’ve integrated, then you will get this.
It will bring you over here to Site Speed Accelerator.
You turn on desktop, mobile and tablet, unless you don’t want it on one or the other, I recommend on having it on everything you want every single part of your page to load as fast as possible in all different scenarios.
So I turned everything on, then I click “Turn on” down here and this is where you get a subscription, which you can get a seven-day free trial to test it out using my link and the pricing is based on the page views.
The minimum option is $29 a month, which is well worth it for speeding up your website, getting more Google organic search traffic.
When users come discover your website directly or through social media and it loads faster and they stay on your website longer, there’s a lot higher chance of them buying something and converting as is on the case with my website.
I’ll show you a couple of different price points here.
You got $29 a month at 50K, $39 a month at a 100K page views, $59 a month at 250K, and $79 per month at 500K.
I trust that if you’ve got more than that, you can slide it up yourself.
There’s also a discount for a yearly plan, you can get $261 a year instead of $29 a month, which essentially gives you a couple months free and note that this is up to two domains max.
You can put this on and each of the different page views, if you have a client or an agency, you can put it on more than one domain.
Once you’ve picked one, you hit “Begin free trial.”
Now the key thing to do is pick how much optimization you want.
Ezoic has a conservative, recommended, experimental and custom, as the choices you get.
Conservative does the things that are most critical. You should definitely have critical CSS, lazy load images, Next-Gen formats, and resize images. These are some basic ways to reduce the size of a page and speed up how fast it loads.
However, I recommend as does Ezoic that you use the Recommended settings because these next five in bold drastically speed up a website.
I already had most of these 4 before I started on the Site Speed Accelerator and it is these five down here that really speed up a website when you’ve got the efficient static cash policy, pre-connect origins.
The script delay on my website specifically speeds things up a lot where I’ve got scripts that when they’re delayed the page loads much faster if those scripts run later.
You can also do Experimental and I did that because I want to get in there and test new things when they’re available.
However, these aren’t available now, so just use the Recommended setting for now or if you’re a web developer and you want to be on the cutting edge, you can try Experimental.
Whichever version you hit, you just click on that, and then click “Save.”
What you’re able to do is make different versions. For example, you could do a conservative, recommended and experimental version and preview to see how your website runs in each different option, and you could take turns activating them and see which one’s the fastest and how your website functions.
Thus, Ezoic allows you to create a version as many times as you want to.
I created a version of my website on the experimental. Then, what I do to turn it on is hit “Activate” if I want to preview to see how it will look with it on.
I hit “Preview” and that’s cool because then it shows you how it will look before it actually goes live on the whole website.
What that looks like, you’ll get a URL with at the end ?sitespeed_preview= and this allows you to look around and see how your website looks before you’ve actually applied it to the whole website, which is great.
I recommend to go through your website, make sure everything’s working as expected. Everything should be fine, but just keep an eye out for detail, especially if you’ve got a fancy theme that is really rich and has a bunch of features and scripts on it.
Make sure everything looks how you expect it to look in the preview mode.
Additionally, if you’ve got a really heavy theme, I recommend just switch to a lighter theme in general. Some themes are just huge.
I was on Enfold before and it had a bunch of extra bloated things on the website and why bother trying to optimize something that is bloated and slow to begin with? Why not just get a theme like I’ve got Astra now?
It’s lightweight to begin with, which makes this page speed accelerator’s job even easier given there’s less to do in the first place, less likely that can have any issue.
Thus, you can take a look and figure that out.
If you want to go in and look at each individual setting and add any URLs, for example, if you preview URL and something doesn’t look how it should, you can go through these settings and you can exclude certain URLs and have more control over here.
You get to that by clicking on “Actions” and then on “Edit version.”
Then there are individual options in the Ezoic Site Speed Accelerator for every single scenario.
For example, if you’re using something like WooCommerce or you have an eCommerce part of your website and you want to exclude some of this page speed on things like cart or checkout, you can do that because it might not matter if those pages load super fast anyway and those need to be functioning 100%.
It looks like for me, I didn’t need to do any of that myself. Everything looks like it’s working great and I had an issue and they got it fixed very quickly. Everything is looking good as it is.
However you’ve got these URL rules if you need to customize anything or exclude anything.
On the CSS, it has “Critical CSS,” and then these are the two experimental ones, right now they’re not compatible, but I’m interested to try those as soon as they are.
Over here on images, there is “Lazy load images,” which means that it will wait to load the images.
I have some pages that have 20 or 30 images and you don’t need to load all those as soon as the user lands on the page, just load whatever is being viewed by the user, and then as the user scrolls, more images will be loaded.
Resizing images and Next-Gen formats also help speed up the images, and there are URL rules. For example, if there’s a certain page you don’t want to lazy load images or you don’t want Next-Gen formats, you can put those in and exclude them.
There’s a Static Asset Cash Policy.
Honestly, I’m not sure what that does, but it seems to help.
There’s Pre-Connect Origins, which means if you’ve got something that needs to be drawn from another URL, it’ll try to immediately go to those and pull that faster.
However, for things like embedding YouTube videos that go pull a bunch of additional things on the page, those can slow down a website drastically.
I use WP YouTube Lyte and that helps me speed up to just have an image instead of the actual YouTube embed.
However, that still helps you speed up things a lot here for things like fonts that aren’t huge, but if you do have something huge that’s loading, then try to handle that individually like with YouTube.
The Script Execution is really helpful here. This is one of the things that made the biggest difference on my website.
I tried it with and without the script execution, which is the one thing that made a massive difference from my website loading quickly because some of the scripts I had on my website were slowing things down and my existing plugins were not optimizing those.
Thus, the script execution here helped out a lot with speeding up my website.
There’s also the content.
If you’ve got Iframes on your website, this is a great thing to lazy load.
You don’t need to bring an Iframe that’s halfway down the page into loading until the user actually scrolls for it.
Then there’s a Notes tab in here.
That’s an overview of the settings, when you finished up and you hit “Active,” then this will make the version you’ve created, the live website experience users actually have.
This is the setting part of the Ezoic Site Speed Accelerator.
Read the next post to see a comparison of the results before and after optimization.
Thank you very much for watching this entire video or reading as a blog post.
I love you.
I appreciate the chance to serve you today and I will see you again soon.
Edits from video transcript by Michel Gerard.