The modern web is an incredible platform that allows people to access all kinds of information from anywhere at any time. But as this convenience has become a standard part of our lives, we have become less tolerant of slow-loading websites.
Website speed is one of the most important things that affect the rankings of your website. A slow website will not only affect the bounce rate of your website but also, it will affect your overall sales. So, your website must be as fast as possible.
Many tools available on the internet can help you check and improve your website speed. But, in this post, I will share with you some of the best and simple ways to increase the speed of your website.
Again, these are the simplest ways to make your website faster. If you want more complex ways, you should go through my other posts. Let’s get started! The first thing you should do if you’re going to make your website faster is to compress all the images and other files used in your website.
Moreover, you should reduce the number of plugins and scripts used on your website. Let me tell you a secret: More than 50% of the time that people spend on a website is spent reading the website’s content. And, for those few seconds that they are waiting for the website to load, they lose their interest in your website.
It would help if you also considered making your website mobile-friendly. For example, when you go to Google’s homepage, you can see mobile-friendly. In addition, many people access the internet through their smartphones and tablets. So, if your website does not look good on a smartphone or tablet, you will lose a lot of potential customers. So, what are the benefits of having a mobile-friendly website? You will be able to increase your conversion rate.
It’s no secret that your customers leave your site as soon as they notice a lag. But, you don’t have to live with slow pages and an unhappy visitor experience. Here are five simple ways to improve your website speed.
5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Website Speed
Minify your images
Images are the most significant cause of slowing down your website. If you use a third-party image hosting service like Flickr or Google Images, you can’t minify them. So, the first thing you should do is use a free image minifier tool and reduce the size of all your images. You can find many such tools online. One of the most used tools is “OptiPNG.” It is an open-source and remarkably easy-to-use tool. By using this tool, you can reduce the size of your images by up to 75%.
Use Best Server
For Your Traffic The second most significant factor that affects your website’s speed is the server on which it is hosted. If your website is getting a lot of traffic, likely, the server on which it is hosted is not optimized. If that is the case, then the speed of your website will be affected a lot. So, you should host your website on the server, which has the best possible optimization for the amount of traffic you are getting.
Remove unused scripts
Suppose you are including any advertising on your website. In that case, there is a very high chance that you are including some type of advertising script which is not needed. These types of advertising scripts usually have a very high size, and they slow down your website. So, what you should do is to remove all the unwanted scripts from your website. Many free online tools will help you do this. One of the most used and effective tools is “Google PageSpeed.”
Optimize your images
One of the best ways to improve the speed of your website is to optimize the images. If your photos are not optimized, then the browser will load them slowly, and also, it will use more bandwidth. So, you need to optimize all your images using a tool like “OptiPNG.”
What’s more, you should consider compressing your images even further. You can do this by using a tool called “JPEGmini.” By using these three tips (minify your pictures, remove unwanted scripts and use JPEGmini), you can improve the speed of your website by up to 90%. Reducing the size of your HTML HTML is the leading cause of a slow down in the loading time of your website. The size of your HTML mainly depends on the size of the elements included in it.
Consider using a content delivery network (CDN)
Try to Avoid Redirects
Redirects are also one of the main causes of slow down in the speed of your website. The reason behind this is simple. When a user clicks on a link on a page, the browser makes an HTTP request for that page. If the page is redirected, the browser will create a new HTTP request for the page that is being redirected. This will take more time than the first HTTP request. So, what you need to do is to avoid redirects as much as possible.
So, these are the five simple ways to increase the speed of your website. By following these steps, you can make a huge difference, and you will see an improvement in the speed of your website.
That’s it for this day. Don’t forget to read the next day’s post, which will be coming soon…