Is Google’s Page Speed Ranking signal a lie?

Note 1: Before I start — I am not complaining. I am having a great fun creating web stuff. It is just a warning for others.
Note 2: I will not post the URL of the website. PM me if you want it.

I have one of the fastest websites on the planet (I believe the top 1% of all sites). CDNs on every continent. Super optimized images (smart JPG + WebP + AVIF), JS, CSS, HTML, etc. And I am unable to measure any, even a tiny improvement in rankings due to page speed since 2018.

My competitors have super slow websites. Even 5..10+ seconds load time. And they rank above my site. So my conclusion — the page speed ranking is only one of 1000 signals, that does not change anything.

We have been improving the website performance since 2018 when Google announced that they will use page speed as a signal:

In my opinion, Google is spreading more lies now:

Here is my data from Google Search Console and PageSpeed Insights:

Search Console Page Experience
Search Console Page Experience

PageSpeed Insights
PageSpeed Insights

In other words — the site opens instantly from any part of the world, on any device… but its position in the SERPs didn’t change.

The best Valorant stats and information site on the Internet –

Our side project vGraphs dot com is almost finished. It is a dedicated website for Riot’s newest game – Valorant. We are still waiting for the official API, and as soon as it becomes available, we will add statistics and player lookup to the site.

The currently features the most detailed and the most accurate information about Valorant in the whole internet. No other site stays close to the attention to the details and its correctness. For example, the damage of the Valorant’s weapons. Let’s take a look at the shotgun Bucky – vGraphs is the only website that has detailed field tested damages for various distances, such as 8, 12, and 20 meters:

Or perhaps, you are on your way to finish the first Battle pass – Ignition : Act 1. We have the first and currently the only website that features all the details, all the rewards, as well as the most accurate XP requirements for all missions, including this battle pass:

If you need to look up some information about weapon skins in Valorant, then vGraphs is the right place. We have up-to-date information and all photos/images for all weapon skins and their possible upgrades. Here is an example for Vandal rifle:

Also, do not forget to check out Light/Dark theme switcher under the agent menu at the top-right corner of the site. It allows to change from the default white to the energy efficient dark theme:

Some more beautiful examples of Valorant information about agents, free rewards, bundles, gun buddies, and agent abilities:

P.S. And stats, past match lookup, charts, etc. are coming soon – when API becomes available ;)

We have rewritten SilverBench from Silverlight to JavaScript… and it works!

Microsoft killed Silverlight in 2012, and as you may have noticed the Internet Explorer is the last browser that supports it. So as the result, less and less users are using SilverBench to benchmark or stress test their PCs. Today we are launching SilverBench v2 rewritten entirely in the JavaScript, so you can now benchmark any device that has a web browser.

We have also taken a step further, and instead of Ray tracing we are now using Photon mapping. And Photon mapping is a way slower, so the Stress test runs even slower while still consuming 100% of all the CPU cores. Also, the Silverlight by design allowed us to use only one CPU socket. We are now using JavaScript Web Workers, and in theory this should scale across any number of CPU sockets, but we have not tested this yet. Update: We tested, and it works across multiple CPUs.

SilverBench v2
SilverBench v2 · 2018
SilverBench v1
SilverBench v1 · 2010

Original source code taken from Kevin Beason’s smallpt project which we rewrote into JavaScript. More info and credits here.