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How Elementor Affects SEO?

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By Kermit Vaughn

The most significant impact that Elementor can have on SEO is on the page load speed.

And this is true for all WordPress Page Builder plugins, not just Elementor. But, for the sake of this discussion, let’s stick with Elementor.

Typically, a page built with Elementor will output more code than a page built without Elementor.

For example, if you build a simple page as shown below…

Here’s the code output of that page when it is built with the core WordPress Editor…

And here’s the code output of the same page when it is built with Elementor…

As you can see, Elementor outputs a lot of code per page than a standard WordPress page does.

This means that your web server will have to do more work to load that page.

This, in turn, will affect your website speed, which will affect the SEO of your website.

Now, this is all theory.

In reality, you need to find out what the actual difference in speed is between the page built without Elementor and with Elementor.

If the difference is negligible, then you can consider using Elementor because of the convenience it offers to build good-looking web pages.

So, let’s check the page speeds now…

How Elementor Affects Page Speed?

As you just saw, Elementor does output more code as opposed to a standard WordPress page.

So theoretically, a page built with Elementor should take more time to load.

I tested the same two pages from above with Pingdom Tools, and here’s what I found…

I ran the speed test 3 times, and here are the results…

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For the page built with the core WordPress Editor, these were the statistics:

Performance Grade Load Time Page Size Requests