Clearfy vs perfmatters

Clearfy vs perfmatters

Clearfy and perfmatters are supposed to be two great WordPress optimization plugins.

Since I am writing about performance, SEO and marketing on this blog, I decided to compare both plugins mentioned above.

 

Short Introduction

 

Both Clearfy and perfmatters are providing such options as:

  • disabling emojis,
  • disabling embeds,
  • disabling RSS feeds,
  • removing shortlink,
  • removing RSD link,
  • disabling XML-RPC.

Additionally, perfmatters has a script manager which helps you block some JS/CSS scripts on particular pages.

 

Pricing of Clearfy and perfmatters

 

Clearfy is a plugin available in both free and paid versions.

Perfmatters is just a paid plugin.

Clearfy Business costs $19-$129 yearly, perfmatters costs $24.95-$124.95 yearly.

 

My Configuration of Both Plugins

 

In this section, you can see how I have configured both tested plugins.

 

Clearfy

 

Clearfy settings

 

Perfmatters

 

In case of perfmatters, I decided to block every possible CSS and JS script on my homepage in order to check how it helps boost my website’s loading speed.

perfmatters settings 01

perfmatters settings 02

 

Loading Speed Comparison

 

Click the first image from this section and use arrows on a keyboard in order to watch the gallery.

FB plugin in filenames means Mongoose Page Plugin which I am using on this blog.

As you will see in a while, there is almost no difference between loading speed with a free version of Clearfy and paid perfmatters plugin with additional script manager 😮

 

GTmetrix

 

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 01 - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 01 - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 01 - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 01 - no FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 02 - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 02 - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 02 - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 02 - no FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 03 - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 03 - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 03 - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - GTmetrix 03 - no FB plugin - perfmatters

 

Google PageSpeed Insights

 

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights desktop - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights desktop - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights desktop - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights desktop - no FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights mobile - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights mobile - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights mobile - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - PageSpeed Insights mobile - no FB plugin - perfmatters

 

Pingdom Tools

 

alivebetter.com - Pingdom London - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - Pingdom London - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - Pingdom London - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - Pingdom London - no FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - Pingdom San Francisco - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - Pingdom San Francisco - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - Pingdom San Francisco - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - Pingdom San Francisco - no FB plugin - perfmatters

 

WebPageTest

 

alivebetter.com - WebPageTest - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - WebPageTest - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - WebPageTest - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - WebPageTest - no FB plugin - perfmatters

 

Dotcom-Tools

 

alivebetter.com - Dotcom-Tools - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - Dotcom-Tools - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - Dotcom-Tools - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - Dotcom-Tools - no FB plugin - perfmatters

 

KeyCDN Tools

 

alivebetter.com - keycdn - FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - keycdn - FB plugin - perfmatters

alivebetter.com - keycdn - no FB plugin - Clearfy

alivebetter.com - keycdn - no FB plugin - perfmatters

 

Quick Summary

 

There are not so many words in this article compared to my other posts, but what can I write here about?

I'm sure you've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. 😉 In such case, my 43 pictures from this article should be worth 43,000 words! 😀 Click To Tweet

After carrying out these tests, I do not find it necessary to use a paid plugin when I can get quite similar results with a free one.

And that’s all in this topic.