Improving Google Page Speed by minifying JS is a good step to improving your SEO.
Having the fastest page speed is something that everyone wants, but only a few get. This year page speed is becoming more important as it impacts your site performance in several ways. Specifically, it affects SEO ranking on Google, paid ads, and the user experience on your site. On the other hand, a slow speed will only frustrate the users, reduce your site’s organic traffic and provide a poor user experience. But getting the fastest page speed is pretty challenging.
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If you ever have worked on the back end of a WordPress website, you see various files containing the code for the site’s functioning. Since human beings write these files, they have wide white spaces for making them easier to read. Consequently, the files become bigger and take extra time to load. To make the site faster, we need to optimize these files. That’s what is called modification.
Minification is all about boosting page speed and site performance. It reduces the file sizes on your site and makes the downloading process faster, enhancing the page loading speed. The reason why minification is so important is it improves the page speed, improves your site performance, provides a better user experience and ultimately helps to get rank higher on Google.
One of the added benefits of minification, it obscures your code from casual onlookers. It makes your code harder to read for malicious users or competitors snooping at your websites code. So if that’s something you’re worried about, thankfully, minification can help you in this. So if you want to make your site fast and efficient, it would be an ideal option to get started.
Autoptimize – Optimize your website with Autoptimize. It may aggregate, minify, and cache scripts and styles, as well as inlines critical CSS by default but can also inline essential CSS and defer the aggregated overall CSS, scripts, and styles to the footer. It also moves and defers scripts to the footer while minifying HTML. (https://wordpress.org/plugins/autoptimize/)
Fast Velocity Minify – The tool is intended for serious and expert users. It includes a number of features that can boost your website’s load speed, including: CSS & JS optimization, HTML & CSS optimization, image optimization, page speed analysis with SiteSpeed Insights (powered by YSlow), keyword research tools to help you optimize your site’s pages and content. (https://wordpress.org/plugins/fast-velocity-minify/)
Better WordPress Minify – Allows WordPress’s output buffer, which respects the order of CSS and JS files as well as their dependencies, this plugin utilizes the PHP library Minify. BWP Minify is a highly configurable and simple-to-use tool (https://wordpress.org/plugins/bwp-minify/)
Minify the Files Manually
As well as using tools you can also minify the files manually. Not only should this help with your site’s loading time, but it should also give you peace of mind that nothing is being missed out on.
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