I’m new here and I’m currently looking around at prospective solutions to the issues that my businesses site is experiencing when passed through google’s pagespeed insights, gtmetrix and other performance measurement platforms before I invest time in going down a specific path that may not yield the results that we require.
I’m hoping that someone in the community may be able to shed just a bit of light on whether Hugo might be a possible solution to some, or all, of the challenges that we are facing.
Currently our subdomain is scoring very poorly on mobile performance, and seems to rank anywhere from 19% to 35%. We cannot understand the reason for this inconsistency in the scoring as it changes on each pass, but overall the score is always under 40%.
With this concept of SSGs or static site generators having been suggested to me on several occasions as a solution to some of these problems, I am just trying to understand whether something like Hugo would provide any kind of path to addressing these page speed performance issues if we were to effectively rebuild our site using this as a baseline.
As I understand it the introduction of a CDN is also something that may contribute to an improvement in pagespeed performance. This is something which i am trying to obtain a deeper understanding of via conversations with CloudFlare and Azure.
I’m well aware that there is no fully comprehensive silver bullet to the penalties issued by performance indicators such as pagespeed insights. Having said, that I have been told several times now by more than one developer that i would most definitely benefit from the use of an SSG.
I would truly appreciate any helpful insights from folks out here who may have experienced similar issues, and / or have had to address these issues whilst using Hugo as a framework - or even redeveloped in Hugo in part to address such issues.