Ranking Squarespace mobile page speed against competitors

Squarespace has sometimes taken a bit of a hammering from leading agencies, especially when it comes to page load speed (a Google ranking factor for SEO).

Squarespace PageSpeed ranking results with other strong CMS performers.

Squarespace PageSpeed ranking results with other strong CMS performers.

PixelHaze Academy’s code expert, Rebecca Harpain has spotted an article on this subject (currently doing the rounds on Squarespace Facebook groups). The findings are certainly interesting, especially when considering that Squarespace compares favorably to long-term competitors including Wordpress and Wix.


I saw this on a Facebook group today and I thought this was an interesting article and totally worth sharing!

“When comparing major CMSs against one another, Squarespace and Weebly have the best overall mobile page speed performance. Wix and WordPress ranked near the bottom.”
— Brian Dean, Backlinko

Any thoughts on the stats fellow Squarespacers? Do you feel Squarespace can do pretty well when optimized? I do, but I am curious if your personal experience backs up these stats too!

Please leave a comment below with your findings.