Why speed is important on websites these days?
The average website takes 13 seconds to load and the average mobile visitor gives up and goes somewhere else if a site doesn’t load in 3!

Obviously, we all have a lot to do to salvage traffic, visitors and customers.
Join us for our discussion on this topic and we’ll share some practical tips that you can use to improve your own website and not be ‘that site!’

Tools and sites we mentioned during the show:

How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line

http://webpagetest.org
http://cloudflare.com

Home

http://tools.pingdom.com/

Show notes and topics:

Situations

– shopping cart that is slow and takes too long
– do photos take too long to load
– do your mobile viewers bail before your
website loads
– are the key elements on other pages
(requiring yet another page load and slow load time)
– Is your hosting company threatening you with higher rates or shutting down your website
– faster websites are not as boring

why its important

– shopping cart that is slow and takes too long
– do photos take too long to load
– do your mobile viewers bail before your
website loads
– are the key elements on other pages
(requiring yet another page load and slow load time)
– Is your hosting company threatening you with higher rates or shutting down your website
– faster websites are not as boring

Steps to address issues

0) Watch the first part of the show! Now you
know why you need this!
1)Check and see if your hosting plan is fast or
not
2)Review your theme’s test results out of the
box
3) Change whatever you need to change
What is too slow?
4) Figure out is it your theme or your host,
or both?
5) Run speed tests at different times of day
(pingdom tools, webpagetest.org, google page speed insights)
(You can test them together, but not separately easy)
5.1 Get a faster Host (80% of issues)
5.2 Get a Faster Theme (10%)
5.3 Remove slow plugins (10%)
6) Run Cloudflare

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