A ChatGPT-based website chatbot can dramatically reduce your website's performance. A decent chatbot needs to download reCAPTCHA. This is a heavy library, blocking rendering during downloads, significantly impacting performance of your website. A slow website scores badly on SEO, something we published an article about last week. You should therefore carefully measure the performance of your website both before and after including a chatbot on your website, or you might be up for a surprise as you see organic clicks form Google drop like a stone in water because you wanted "a cool ChatGPT-based website chatbot on your site".
Below is a screenshot of an empty HTML page and how it scores on Page Speed Insights after the new optimisation fix was implemented. Not bad if I may be so bold as to say so ^_^
Just ignore the SEO and the accessibility parts, this was an empty website, just some empty HTML boiler plate code, with our ChatGPT chatbot included, so everything besides the big green "100 Performance" thing is irrelevant. Basically, you cannot get it better than what we're currently doing now. Before this optimisation fix, our chatbot technology had a score of 70 to 80 somewhere. After the fix, 100 period!
How to measure your chatbot
There are tons of great places you can measure the performance of your page, PageSpeed Insights being one of these. These sites will load your website, simulating a user, both using a phone on 3G and a WiFi connection on a Desktop machine. Then they will give you a score. Everything below 80 is quite frankly intolerable. Amazon did research about this some 20 years ago, and their findings was ...
Amazon lost 20 percent of their customers when they increased page load time by 5 percent
More work to be done
Our ChatGPT-based website chatbot is not perfect. We've still got some more optimisation tricks up our sleves, such as optimising loading of CSS, fonts, etc - But I suspect we're already the fastest ChatGPT-based website chatbot that exists out there, probably by a large margin. However, before we applied this massive fix, our site would block for 3 to 4 seconds on 3G network. After we applied the fix, we've got block time of roughly 1 second. I think we can get it down to 0.5 seconds though, possibly maybe even less - But at least for now our clients can sleep better, knowing they've (probably) got the fastest chatbot on Earth on their webpage ...
Psst, if you want a chatbot such as this for yourself, you can use any of the links below.