Does Squirrly affect site speed? Is it a heavy plugin? How much bloat does this add to my website?
Squirrly SEO does NOT affect your site speed. We actually did a live test where we installed Squirrly SEO on a site and showed that it does NOT impact the speed with which a site loads.
Check it out in the video below:
^^ you will see how super fast it loads with a WordPress site.
This amazing feat is thanks to the SaaS + plugin duality which is unique to Squirrly SEO.
650 Features in Squirrly SEO, but the processing and heavy lifting is done on Squirrly Limited (the company’s private servers). That makes the plugin load incredibly fast.
Also, from our tests, the Squirrly SEO plugin loads on the frontend in 0.005s if you’re not using a cache plugin.
The cache advantage is that we integrated the Squirrly SEO plugin with the most popular cache plugins like WP Super Cache, WP-Rocket, Autoptimize, W3 Total, and more. This way the buffer only loads through the cache plugins and the speed is not affected at all.
Most of the processing, data storage, and other things that only Squirrly SEO can do, are actually things that happen on our Cloud Servers. The duality between plugin and Cloud Services (APIs, crawlers, big data, A.I., MarketIntelligence services) allows us to load the plugin’s code very fast.
The hard work and the processing times are supported by our servers… not by yours. We don’t keep our big databases inside your WP. We keep them on our servers.
Our plugin is super lightweight because of this.
More details about this can be seen in the clip below:
As mentioned, Squirrly SEO runs mainly from our Cloud Services, so the algorithms all run on our servers and only send data back to the plugin.
The plugin itself loads very fast. Sometimes, the API loads slower, but that does not affect the loading time of pages on your WordPress – it can only annoy while waiting inside the dashboard for Keyword Research, for example.
We’ve really been working a lot on the API speed and it’s better than what it used to be.