Jan 9, 2019 4:13 AM
I've had to uninstall the Hubspot Wordpress Plug-in from my website as it was responsible for a 20% reduction in performance.
The forms work, but now I no longer have access to the Cookies notification and Live Chat options. Please see the performance reports here Website Performance
Jul 13, 2021 12:12 PM - edited Aug 3, 2021 12:18 PM
While I agree wholeheartedly with @allieccollins, it would be helpful to get some technical suggestions from an expert (given a fix isn't coming any time soon, if ever.)
I have a web developer ready to help improve our site performance with Hubspot, but we have nowhere to turn for best practices and workarounds.
The best we have so far is:
- Strip away all 3rd party tracking scripts (Google Adwords, LinkedIn, etc) and rely entirely on Hubspot.
- Do the same with our 3rd party cookie banner - we're loading all that HS code regardless, we might as well use it.
- Replace all our Hubspot forms with old-fashioned HTML. We'll lose all the HS form functionality we're paying for, but at least it'll load in a reasonable time.
EDIT: it turned out this isn't a viable solution. Hubspot still requires 3rd party tracking pixels for all PPC platforms for audience generation, which also means we can't use the Hubspot privacy banner. Back to the drawing board.
Jul 22, 2021 2:31 AM
Since we have disabled the Hubspot WordPress plugin, we do not see huge improvements on Web Vital scores, but page load times have improved significantly.
- Document complete went from 6.5 to 3.3
- Largest contentful paint went from 5.0 to 3.8
Additionally, we see a huge decrease in the amount of render-blocking resources.
Although there is still work to be done, disabling the Hubspot plugin and use alternative ways to implement tracking, is well worth the effort.
Aug 3, 2021 12:16 PM
Out of interest, when you say you implemented tracking in a different way, do you mean you installed the tracking code directly (or via a tag manager) rather than via the Wordpress plugin? Or that you removed the tracking code entirely and replicated some of its functionality with the Hubspot API?
We have the tracking code installed via Google Tag Manager and are still getting Hubspot-related core web vital errors. I'm working with HS support to find some options, but none seem to be especially viable.