Blogging SEO

Is your Website Slow?

If you are a blogger or own a website, then you must be familiar with the fact that your website needs to be “Fast Loading” or should be ready to serve the user within a fraction of seconds or you lose a visitor or are you a non-techie who likes browsing the web? So if you fall into a non-techie category, then you must be hating those websites which are slow to load or which does not load quickly or takes forever to load? So we all hate this situation right, no matter if you’re a blogger or not a techie or not, website speed matters to us and we hate slow loading websites. So in this article we’re going to learn why and what are the reasons that are making your website slow.

What makes you website slow?

There can be a lot of reasons making a website slow it can be unnecessary or ugly lines of code just laying down in your stylesheet, or there can be a crap lot of Javascript making the page load slow. Also a heavy theme can make your site slow as hell so always make sure to choose a light and fast loading theme from any premium theme company or get it custom made for you if you can spend some bucks, An amazing looking site with sliders and custom JS and all of that glory can make it look attractive, but it wouldn’t serve the masses properly. As half of the world population is not accessible to high-speed internet or have a slow connection wouldn’t wait all the time for your fancy looking site to load, if you take up more than 7 seconds which is already too much, You lost it they’ll start finding an alternative and it wouldn’t matter how ugly or unattractive the webpage is until it will be quick loading and give them the content as quick as possible. So, your site speed has a lot to do with your theme so again, Choose your theme wisely.

How to make your site load Fast?

To make it quick, you can, first of all, analyze your site speed using tools like Pingdom or GTMetrix and then make changes accordingly. A good “A” score is what we seek. So you follow the following steps to make your site load faster then ever. The below-given method will vary from platform to platform for this example we choose WordPress.

  • Use a CDN to improve your site speed : You can use any CDN Service like CloudFlare or Incapsula to quickly boost your site speed.
  • AMP WordPress plugin : You can use AMP to speed up your site basically that makes your website mobile friendly, it’s recommended by google and also helps in SEO Rankings.
  • WordPress Caching Plugins : You can use any WordPress caching plugins like WP Rocket or any other caching plugin and optimize the speed of your site.
  • Code level performance : Use an application performance management (APM) tool to track the performance of your code and website plugins to see why it could potentially be slow.

So we basically learned how and what causes your site to load slow and how to get over it so I guess this will be pretty much it for this post. If you need any advanced tips on how to boost your site speed, make sure to use the site’s contact form. Drop any queries in the comments section below.

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