A - Google Page Insight Errors
Google's Page insight function is telling me my page is not optimised, which is disappointing as I would have thought that the WoltLab software would be fully optimised to use.
This is what Google is telling me:
Your page has 2 blocking script resources and 2 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.
Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
2. Optimize images
Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 33.3KiB (47% reduction).
- Compressing https://www.forumbox.co.uk/media/5-07-06-tv-jpg/ could save 28.2KiB (45% reduction).
- Compressing and resizing https://www.forumbox.co.uk/…662a197b95fd4e37c8b1b95fad130c9b9c59.jpg could save 3.5KiB (80% reduction).
- Compressing https://www.forumbox.co.uk/…71f8f8e87849cf651830cdf1a9d231350c0f.jpg could save 1.7KiB (39% reduction).
3.Reduce server response time
In our test, your server responded in 0.46 seconds. There are many factors that can slow down your server response time. Please read our recommendations to learn how you can monitor and measure where your server is spending the most time.
4.Leverage browser caching
Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.
Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:
- https://www.forumbox.co.uk/…71f8f8e87849cf651830cdf1a9d231350c0f.jpg (expiration not specified)
- https://www.forumbox.co.uk/…662a197b95fd4e37c8b1b95fad130c9b9c59.jpg (expiration not specified)
- https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)
Minify HTML for the following resources to reduce their size by 912B (11% reduction).
- Minifying https://www.forumbox.co.uk/ could save 912B (11% reduction) after compression.
B - Server Errors/Issues
I am getting thousands of hits on my server for certain pages. I currently have 10 regular members, but this month, some of these pages have received thousands of hits. There is no way either I or my members have visited my site thousands of times. Last month, the top 3-5 pages received over ninety thousand hits.
What is the difference between the top three pages as shown in the picture below:
Why are these pages getting so many hits on my server?
As shown in the picture below, my server is also saying that some pages are getting multiple hits as well as 404 errors, one page in particular:
How do I correct this?
C - Google Search Console errors
I am getting multiple 404 errors and there seems to be 3-4 batches of errors currently which all have similar WoltLab pages. They are:
When I clicked on where this page is linked from, it says this:
All of these 404 errors all display the same WoltLab search pages and are all linked from my member's profile pages. How do I correct this please?
The next batch of 404 errors are related to my member pages. I get a 404 error for each "letter" of member pages:
How do I correct those?
Also getting 404s on another batch of WoltLab pages, here is one example:
How do I correct that too please?
Sorry for the long post and thank you in advance for help on this.