Page Load Speeds

Page Speed is an important factor in determining your visitor’s experience. Long load times could potentially discourage visitors from viewing your site. Google experts believe that your website should load in no more than 2 seconds and estimate that 53% of visits are abandoned if a mobile site takes longer than 3 seconds to load.

Things that can cause your page to load slow:

  • Large Images
  • External Media
  • Too many ads
  • Code
  • Themes/Design
  • Widgets

There are several accredited web tools that can assist you in finding the weak points in your website.

One of the most popular ones would be PageSpeed Insights from Google. The whole point to page optimization is to make Google happy, so knowing what they recommend for better page ranking is critical.

In order to comply with Google’s Best Practices for page speed, implement the following:

  • Enable Compression
  • Minify CSS, Javascript, and HTML
  • Reduce Redirects
  • Leverage Browser Caching
  • Improve Server Response Time
  • Use A Content Distribution Network
  • Optimize Images

If your site uses WordPress and you need help, we offer full optimization services to improve your page load times. (More Info)

 

 

 


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