Google constantly changes the goalposts, so we regularly update these figures.
We spent hundreds of hours obsessively optimising WordPress. One day we happened to notice that Mousebuilt sites are, ahem…
We didn’t believe it either.
To justify the claim, we went looking for the fastest loading WordPress sites in the following categories:
We tested with the industry standard Google PageSpeed Insights, comparing optimisation scores in the above categories.
Caching plugins are designed to make WordPress load as fast as possible, so you would assume the developers of these sites know a thing or two about building fast websites. This list from WP Dev Shed tests every major WordPress caching plugin used on a real world web page.
Here are the scores:
reviewsignal.com are frankly, one of the very few web hosting review sites that can be trusted. They recently speed-tested some of the world’s biggest WordPress hosts in six categories. We went straight to the premium category ($500+ USD / month) and tested the host’s home page.
We haven’t named these hosts, but you can look them up in the Review Signal article and test them yourself at Google PageSpeed Insights.
This WordPress host has hosting packages for $5,400 USD / month, as well as lower priced options. Home page scores :
This host has packages from $5,000 USD / month. Their home page scores:
This host has packages for $2,600 USD / month, as well as lower priced options. Their home page scores:
Premium hosting packages for $1,600 USD / month, as well as lower priced options. Their home page scores:
These companies have large budgets and a dedicated team working on their website, so you would expect them to be some of the fastest WordPress websites around.
bata.com. Home page scores:
time.com. Home page scores:
realestate.com.au/news page scores:
theaustralian.com.au home page scores:
We Googled: “sydney wordpress web design” then did the same for all state capitals. Then visited the portfolio page of the first organic search result, picked the first client then tested their page speed. Don’t forget footy fans, this isn’t some state vs state grudge match, it simply gives an idea of what you can expect from some of the top ranked WordPress design companies.
Sydney WordPress Web Design
Brisbane WordPress Web Design
Melbourne WordPress Web Design
Perth WordPress Web Design
Adelaide WordPress Web Design
Hobart WordPress Web Design
Fair enough, we would be skeptical too. Please, go and have a look for yourself. Do some Googling and test the results at Google PageSpeed Insights. Please get in contact if you find any faster WordPress websites