HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR WEBSITE
HOW DO I SPEED UP MY WEBSITE
HOW DO I CHECK THE SPEED OF MY WEBSITE?
Does the Speed of my Website matter?
Google's algorithm ranks a website based on hundreds of factors and speed can be a overarching factor. We have had clients who have had a super slow website (well over a second nearly two second loads time) and when we have asked their web designers what they can do to speed things up. They have said there is nothing wrong with the websites speed and this has nothing to do with how the website is performing in google. HOwever they did switch the site to a faster server, which was more expensive. which had little effect on reducing the websites and page load times.
So to prove a point we rebuilt the website to get half a second load time (0.50) and hey presto page rankings in google instantly improved
So we know Google prefers fast websites. To get a fast website it needs to be written in good code, the newer the better, have very few coding errors and the content needs to be streamlined or removed that may be taking time to load. Some CMS (contant Management System naturally take longer to load because of the way they fetch photo's videos and other page elements.
Some things that will slow your website down are:
There are many additions you can add to your website that may be adding much needed elements that google actually likes to see. Whilst these may also be slowing down your web page they are not always bad. Play around with these by adding and removing them and see how much difference they actually represent in terms of SEO and ranking.
WEBSITE SPEED CHECKING TOOLS
Here are a couple of tools that will help you decide if it's your website's speed that is holding you back. But be carefull some speed tests are simply wrong and are analysing different things
http://www.webpagetest.org/ This is a really good tool, as it will tell you which individual elements are taking time to load, so you can really narrow down what the potential speed issues are.
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Google Webmaster Tool is pretty good too
And will give you some very useful advice and tips
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