These tips will get your page moving! If your page isn’t fast, it won’t be seen. Watch this Wednesday Workshop for tips on boosting your page speed.
Welcome back to another Wednesday Workshop from DealerOn.
Page speed is one of the most important aspects in SEO, user experience, and bounce rate. Today we’re going to give you some tips on how to make your site as fast as your customers demand.
Is your hosting performance-optimized?
Website performance starts with hosting. Saving money here could cost you in the long run as the cheaper solution is unlikely to give the kind of performance you will need.
Optimize your images.
When a page loads slowly, one of the biggest culprits is images. Every image on your page should be optimized, compressed, and sized appropriately or your speed will suffer.
A page that redirects elsewhere will slow your loading times. Redirects should be eliminated wherever possible.
Cache your pages.
Your host should handle this for you. Caching your pages minimizes the work the browser has to do to load your pages.
Enable browser caching.
This allows the browser to store significant portions of your site, including images, and will make your site faster.
Use asynchronous loading.
Asynchronous loading allows your website to load scripts out of sequence based on their availability. Without the use of asynchronous loading users have to wait for each script to load in order, which means that usability of the website can sometimes be delayed if a particular script takes a while to load.
Minifying your code just means removing unnecessary elements, such as spaces and line breaks. There are a number of solutions to help minify code, but in most cases your website provider will already be doing this.
Leverage a CDN.
A content delivery network, or CDN, is a network of servers that works with your host to load your site more quickly.
Eliminate unnecessary plugins.
Plugins, like popup coupons and chat providers can use a lot of loading resources, so it’s important to minimize your use of them. If a plugin isn’t strictly necessary for your site, get rid of it!
Those nine tips will get you on the right track of making your site as fast as possible. Or, if you haven’t already, just sign up with DealerOn!
That’s all the time we have for today’s workshop. As always, if you have any questions or comments, leave them below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you next week for another Wednesday Workshop from DealerOn.