Insights from Google`s PageSpeedRace
In the second quarter of 2018, I was still in the role of the Tech Lead at the Product Team at Stylight, one of our main OKRs was to improve the page load time on client/browser side. By accident we stumbled upon the Google PageSpeedRace a competition where companies would anonymously compete on improving their Lighthouse Score.
Every company had to hand in links for three page types: Home, Category and Landing. Then an initial average score was measured and the companies were grouped based on score ranges. The company with the highest difference between start and end score in their group won.
My biggest takeaways are that there’s always stuff to improve and a lot of initial assumptions were proven wrong. As always in our business measuring and monitoring your performance is key and gamification can be a big motivational support. For more insight on how our KPIs improved by all the adaptations head over to the ThinkWithGoogle website where we published a case study (unfortunately in german).