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Running a Performance Report for Your Site Using Google Lighthouse

Regular performance analysis is crucial for maintaining an optimal website experience. Dollie's Control HQ integrates with Google Lighthouse, a powerful tool for generating detailed performance reports. These reports cover key metrics such as Performance, SEO, Accessibility, and Best Practices, along with specific data on load times and user interaction. This guide will walk you through the process of creating and reviewing a Google Lighthouse performance report for your site within Control HQ.


- Access to Dollie's Control HQ with a site already added for management.
- Familiarity with navigating the Control HQ dashboard.

Step 1: Access the Site Dashboard

Log into Dollie Dashboard: Sign into your Dollie account.
Navigate to the Specific Site: In Control HQ, select the site for which you want to run the performance report.

Step 2: Open the Google Lighthouse Section

Locate the Google Lighthouse Section: Within the site’s dashboard, find and click on the 'Google Lighthouse' section.

Step 3: Create a New Google Lighthouse Report

Initiate Report Generation: Click on the "Create New Google Lighthouse Report" button. This action will start the process of generating a new performance report for your site.
Wait for Report Completion: The generation of the report might take a few moments. Once complete, the Google Lighthouse section will update with the new report.

Step 4: Reviewing the Report

Check Performance Metrics: The report will provide details on various aspects like Performance, SEO, Accessibility, and Best Practices.
Analyze Specific Data Points: Review specific metrics such as First Contentful Paint, Speed Index, Largest Contentful Paint, Time to Interactive, Total Blocking Time, and Cumulative Layout Shift.
Understand the Results: Each metric and section will give you insights into different areas of your site’s performance. Use this information to identify areas for improvement.


The integration of Google Lighthouse in Dollie's Control HQ offers a sophisticated yet user-friendly tool for analyzing your website's performance. Regularly running these reports can provide valuable insights, helping you optimize your site for better speed, SEO, accessibility, and adherence to web best practices.

For additional support or questions about running performance reports, please reach out to our support team.

Updated on: 27/02/2024

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