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How to Read the GTmetrix Performance and Structure Sections
How to Read the GTmetrix Performance and Structure Sections

Understanding Performance and Structure sections inside the report about your website

Updated over a week ago

The Performance and Structure sections of GTmetrix provide you with the following:


It contains a comprehensive explanation of each metric and its recommended values. To see more information, enable Metric details:

The Performance section on GTmetrix showing how to enable Metric details

You can use the information from this page to identify the key metrics of your website's performance and what you can improve following the recommendations in the Structure tab.


The Structure section contains the full list of potential issues that may be affecting your website's performance. We recommend addressing High and Medium issues first while leaving Low ones for the end.

The Structure section of GTmetrix

Clicking on the downward arrow next to an issue will display more details. From there, you can click on Learn how to improve this for suggestions on how to fix it:

The Learn how to improve this button after expanding an issue

In case you are using WordPress, you can refer to these tutorials for tackling the most common optimization issues:

Here are some tutorials for other Content Management Systems or custom websites:

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