How We Managed 95+ in all Google Lighthouse Categories, Part 3 – Best Practices

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Published: March 3, 2021

Achieving a Google Lighthouse score of 90+ has become a personal goal for our website. It’s not that we care much about competition, but as a web development company, having a super-fast, well-ranking website does have its advantages.

Google lighthouse measures website metrics in four categories; Performance, Accessibility, Best Practices, and SEO. Part 3 of this series will focus on best practices.

Our Scores at the start of this endeavor.
Our Scores at the start of this endeavor.
Our Scores as of Feb 17, 2021
Our Scores as of Feb 17, 2021

Best Practices

“How embarrassing.”

James, Owner

A best practice score of anything less than 100 on a web developer website is quite embarrassing. Google Lighthouse simply checks that the website in question follows some basic web development rules. Shamelessly stolen from the documentation site, here are the audits:

General best practices

Make your page fast

Make your page secure

Create a good user experience

Avoid deprecated technologies

The Fix

There were a couple of images issues and a small error in our console which triggered the lowered score. Simply fixing these and doing some general sprucing up of our code made for quick work and a score of 100!