Google Lighthouse Performance
The Google Lighthouse performance score is a metric that measures the speed and performance of a website. It’s an overall score that ranges from 0 to 100 and is generated based on a number of different performance metrics, such as the time it takes for a website to load, the time it takes for a website to become interactive, the size of the resources used by the website, and other factors that impact the user experience.
A high performance score in Google Lighthouse indicates that a website is fast and responsive, which can lead to a better user experience and improved search engine rankings. On the other hand, a low performance score can indicate that a website is slow and unresponsive, and can negatively impact the user experience.
- Mobile Performance
- Desktop Performance
Core Web Vitals
Core Web Vitals are a set of specific factors that Google considers important in a webpage’s overall user experience. Core Web Vitals are made up of three specific page speed and user interaction measurements: Largest Contentful Paint, First Input Delay, and Cumulative Layout Shift.
|Largest Contentful Paint||1.7 s||0.6 s||< 2.5 s|
|First Input Delay||640 ms||130 ms||< 100ms|
|Cumulative Layout Shift||0||0.037||0.1|
Largest Contentful Paint
|Timing||1.7 s||0.6 s|
Total Blocking Time
|Timing||590 ms||40 ms|
Time to Interactive
|Timing||3.6 s||0.9 s|
Max Potential First Input Delay
|Timing||640 ms||130 ms|
|Insight||Potential savings of 27 KiB||Potential savings of 28 KiB|
Serve images in next-gen formats
|Insight||Potential savings of 131 KiB|
Preload Largest Contentful Paint image
|Timing||1.2 s||0.2 s|
Minimizes main-thread work
|Timing||1.8 s||0.4 s|
Largest Contentful Paint image was not lazily loaded
The carbon footprint of a website can be calculated by estimating the amount of energy consumed by the data center hosting the website, as well as the energy consumed by users accessing the site. Factors that can influence a website’s carbon footprint include the size of the site, the amount of traffic it receives, and the technology and hosting infrastructure used to host the site.
|CO2 per page load||0.07g||0.1g|
|CO2 wasted per page load||~0g||~0g|
|Size wasted||26.75 KB||158.62 KB|
By hosting this site on a server powered by renewable energy, this page generated ~0.1grams of CO2 instead of ~0.11grams of CO2.
Sustainable web hosting refers to hosting services that are designed to minimise their impact on the environment and to promote sustainability. This can include using renewable energy sources, reducing waste and emissions, and implementing best practices for energy efficiency.
Sustainable web hosting providers aim to reduce their carbon footprint by using energy-efficient server hardware, data centres, and networking equipment, as well as implementing environmentally friendly policies and practices. For example, some providers may use renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power, to power their data centres, or they may use high-efficiency cooling systems to reduce energy consumption.
Google Lighthouse Accessibility
The accessibility score in Google Lighthouse is a metric that measures how well a website is designed for users with disabilities. The score ranges from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating better accessibility.
Google Lighthouse evaluates a website’s accessibility based on a number of different factors, such as the presence of alternative text for images, the use of semantic HTML, the ability to navigate the page using only a keyboard, and the use of appropriate color contrasts.
A high accessibility score in Google Lighthouse indicates that a website is well-designed for users with disabilities and provides an inclusive user experience. On the other hand, a low accessibility score can indicate that a website has barriers that make it difficult or impossible for some users to access and use the content.
In automated testing, this page scored 80% for accessibility on desktop. Keep in mind that automated accessibility testing is not perfect and that manual tests, use case testing, or usability testing should be completed as well.
- Mobile Accessibility
- Desktop Accessibility
Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.
Google Lighthouse Best Practices
Google Lighthouse evaluates a website’s best practices based on a number of different factors, such as the use of HTTPS encryption, the use of efficient caching policies, the implementation of modern web technologies, and the avoidance of deprecated technologies.
A high best practices score in Google Lighthouse indicates that a website is well-designed and follows best practices for web development, which can lead to better performance, security, and accessibility. On the other hand, a low best practices score can indicate that a website has room for improvement in terms of following best practices.
- Mobile Best Practices
- Desktop Best Practices
Google Lighthouse SEO
Google Lighthouse evaluates a website’s SEO based on a number of different factors, such as the presence of title and description tags, the use of header tags, the presence of structured data, the use of image alt tags, and the use of crawlable links.
A high SEO score in Google Lighthouse indicates that a website is well-optimized for search engines, which can help to improve its visibility in search results and increase its organic traffic. On the other hand, a low SEO score can indicate that a website has room for improvement in terms of its optimization for search engines.
While a high SEO score can help to improve a website’s visibility in search results, it’s not a guarantee of higher rankings, as search engine algorithms take many other factors into account when determining the ranking of a website.
- Mobile SEO
- Desktop SEO
Google Lighthouse PWA
The Progressive Web App (PWA) score in Google Lighthouse is a metric that measures the quality of a website as a progressive web app. The score ranges from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating better performance and functionality as a PWA.
A progressive web app is a type of web application that combines the best features of both web and native apps, providing users with a fast, reliable, and engaging experience on any device.
Google Lighthouse evaluates a website’s PWA performance based on several key factors, such as the availability of a service worker, the presence of a web app manifest, the ability to install the app on the home screen, and the performance of the app under poor network conditions.
- Mobile PWA
- Desktop PWA
Security headers to set
HTTP security headers are special HTTP headers that can be added to a website’s response to help improve its security. They are important because they can help to protect a website and its users from various security threats, such as cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks, and other types of malicious activity.
It’s important to note, however, that implementing HTTP security headers is just one aspect of a comprehensive security strategy, and that other measures, such as regular software updates, secure coding practices, and regular security audits, are also important for maintaining a secure website.
It's important to note, however, that implementing HTTP security headers is just one aspect of a comprehensive security strategy, and that other measures, such as regular software updates, secure coding practices, and regular security audits, are also important for maintaining a secure website.