Hi guys. I did several PageSpeed Insights tests and found that my item is faster comparing to competitors (they are also sold on CodeCanyon). Is it allowed to publish test results like below on my item description page?
All charts are real and anybody can verify them by using Google PageSpeed Insights tool (links are included into description).
We would like to prove that plugin ZZZ is the fastest popups plugin (comparing to XXX and YYY). To test plugins we used Google PageSpeed Insights and Chrome Developer Tools, so you can repeat the experiment with ease. What we did:
As you can see from chart, ZZZ plugin lost only 2 points for desktop and mobile tests, while YYY lost 9 points for desktops and 13 points for mobiles. XXX is in the middle with 5 lost points for desktops and 4 - for mobiles.
- Installed 4 copies of latest WordPress with fresh Twenty Seventeen theme. All of them have identical configuration and installed on the same server to avoid influence of server performance.
- First copy is a pure WordPress version 4.7 - nothing else (real link removed).
- Second copy is a pure WordPress and ZZZ plugin version C.C.C (real link removed).
- Third copy is a pure WordPress and XXX plugin version A.A.A (real link removed).
- Fourth copy is a pure WordPress and YYY plugin version B.B.B (real link removed).
- Created identical popups and set them to be displayed on page load with 1 second delay. It's a regular popup with subscription form, one image and one Google Font. Most of created popups use similar resources. You can see popups by clicking links above.
- Then we asked Google PageSpeed Insights to check all four websites (click links below to see results for each site):
- Google PageSpeed Insights test of pure WordPress (real link removed).
- Google PageSpeed Insights test of pure WordPress and ZZZ plugin version C.C.C (real link removed)
- Google PageSpeed Insights test of pure WordPress and XXX plugin version A.A.A (real link removed).
- Google PageSpeed Insights test of pure WordPress and YYY plugin version B.B.B (real link removed).
Then we checked how plugins affect the site weight. For that we used Chrome Developer Tool (press F12 and take a look at “Network” page) - it shows total webpage weight including all resources: css-files, js-files, images, fonts, etc. If you want repeat the experiment, just do it in Incognito Mode (in this case all resources are loaded from server, but not from disk cache). Here is result:
Once again ZZZ plugin has the best results. It loads only 117kb, while YYY loads 266kb. XXX is in the middle with 145kb.