Need help with boosting Google PageSpeed Insights


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My current score on PageInsights is a woeful 69 on mobile and 83 on the desktop. I wanted to ask advice of those here at XF as to any changes I can make to improve these numbers.

I should note that my mobile template is a child of the desktop template. I used a child, so that I can avoid full size banners rendering incorrectly on mobile.

Here's my config:

config['db']['host'] = 'localhost';
$config['db']['port'] = '3306';
$config['db']['username'] = 'mydb';
$config['db']['password'] = '**********';
$config['db']['dbname'] = 'mydb_xf';
$config['debug'] = false;
$config['cache']['backend'] = 'Apc';

$config['javaScriptUrl'] = '';
$config['externalDataUrl'] = '';


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The biggest and only red alarm I have on running this is "Eliminate render-blocking Javascript and CSS in the above-the fold content"

Is there anything we can do about it? @digitalpoint
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I'm at 76 and 97 and just working on
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold