I just wanted to provide everyone a heads up as part of helping to learn the best ways to make Acabado function for people who have questions I have finally decided to enable Ezoic for ads on the website.
Before installing I took PageSpeed notes:
- Mobile – Avg of 81-83
- Desktop – Avg of 95-99
This helps to cover more plugins to check viability and allow for more help in getting page speed results while on Ezoic. I am currently running this on the plugin, page speed results are below:
So as expected when you hit mobile with high ad prep, the scores can go down pretty fast. I am actively using this site to work on getting better performance for us from Acabado and then write a guide on how you can do the same.
The ads will help stabilize the income for this website and give me some more time for videos and to get content out that you are all interested in, as always I am trying to work on a better way to ensure we keep speed at full speed with the least amount of cost.
I would love to hear from you in the comments as I am leaving the Ezoic system on AI and autopilot which should maximize my ability to figure out how to fix this and get the mobile and desktop scores at least into the 80s to 90s.
Well, the scores were pretty lame without the assistance of a great many plugins to optimize everything and any performance gains were crippled by a need for multiple plugins and manual custom configuration details.
Update After Enabling Site Speed Accelerator
So I decided that it was time to see what the Site Speed Accelerator would do to my PageSpeed Insights scores, and I can say it took 2-3 days for the full benefits to show up but my scores are now back to rocking even while running ads on my site.
Mobile Score Jumped to a 93
Desktop Score Solid at 98
Well, I was wondering how good a plugin this way and I can’t say how impressed I have been with the performance!
Why Does Site Speed Optimizer Cost Money?
While many think this should come “for free” because Ezoic has a reputation of making your site slower, this tool does far more than “lazy load ads” which is what other ad vendors do.
Their optimizer takes and serves webp to browsers which accept it, it does everything your w3 cache, WP Rocket, or other plugins would do which allows you to dump additional plugins while still getting the benefits.
Ezoic Offers Benefits To Project 24 Members
If you sign up for Project 24 you will have the opportunity to apply for Ezoic ads at a much smaller pageview amount then publicly available. In addition Project 24 members get access to the Site Speed Optimizer at a super rate, almost next to nothing to get the awesome increase in site speed plus ad income from their sites!
If you have been interested before now is the time to take the plunge!