Having a fast loading website is not just important, it's essentialKristy Morton
We all know that nobody likes to wait, when we order something, we would like to receive it as fast as possible. It’s exactly the same for your website speed, it has to go fast. If you’re website is too slow, you’ll lose that visitor.
But how can you increase your website speed? We’ll share with you some of our tips and tricks to do this.
Minimize and combine your HTTP requests
An HTTP request is made for each one of the elements of your website (images, scripts, stylesheets..), so the more on-page components, the longer it takes for the page to load. After you minimized it, try to combine your requests (your CMS will propose plugins to do this).
Reduce image sizes
The size of your images are super important for your website speed. If they are too big, it will slow down page load times.
Reduce the numbers of plugins
Don’t get us wrong, plugins are actually great to achieve some of your ideas but it’s never good to exaggerate. So be sure to only install the ones you need. Less external requests, more SEO friendly.
Activate browser caching
Add your stylesheet (CSS) in your header
This way your website will download the most important elements first. Your CSS should be helping your webpages render faster not slowing them down.
Just a little glimpse
Of course there are many more ways to increase your website speed, this is just a little glimpse of what can be done…If you need help optimizing your website, just grab your phone and call us or send us an email! We will be happy to help you.