No one likes to wait for a website to load. Website speed is the first impression that can act upon traffic, conversions and revenue. You can search more about the value of Website speed and there are hundreds of case studies available.
We developed a small structure defining website speed guidelines-
- Less than 1 second = perfect
- 1-3 seconds = above average
- 3-7 seconds = average
- 7+ seconds = very poor
So how can you speed up your site like this?Below are 4 ways to increase your website speed-
Optimize Images Before Uploading
A large size of website might slow down your site’s loading speed. It is important to take correct image size to deliver a faster loading website to your users.There are varieties of image editing tools available to re-size image according to your need. A decent instruction of thumb for images is to try to keep your image file size under 70kb.
Remove Unused & Unnecessary Plugins
It’s true that plugins are essential to make your website more attractive and user friendly. There are huge number of plugins are available. But, before adding any plugin, understand the plugin’s function. Use plugin if you absolutely require. There’s nothing wrong with having huge number of necessary plugins,but having unused and outdated plugins might be a problem.
The main aim of using CDN (Content Delivery Network) is to improve your user’s experience in terms of speed. It minimizes the distance between the visitors and your website’s server. Using a CDN network, you can save bandwidth, boost performance and reduce your existing hosting costs.
Enable Browser Caching
Browser caching allows to store webpage resource files on a local computer when a user visits a webpage so that, the webpage content load from the cache rather than reloading the entire page, when the visitor return to the website in future.