Top 10 Website Speed Optimization Techniques
If your site is taking so long to get loaded then trust me, you are losing up to 30% of your visitors. For internet user waiting is the worst thing they ever want. So, to safe you from these issues in the run long, it won’t be a bad deal to deliberately have a look on the development process of website.
- Size of the page
I wonder to see how mostly websites use 100kb size for each image on their page, which makes it 2.5MB in aggregate which is terrifying and this obviously will slow down your page. So, compress the image size. Fortunately, Photoshop has tool to compress a photo by reducing its no of pixels. Alternatively, use of optimized setting will result in faster load speed of the page.
- Minimize plug-ins
Most users visit the home page of any website mostly, the large no of plug-ins in the home page would make it harder to load fast. The home page shouldn’t contain more than 5 plug-ins. There are some plug-in that multiple the load speed of a page.
- Use a Content Delivery Network
- Be Smart With Page Design & Number of Files per Page
- Don’t get a bundle of thumbnails on a section page.
- Limited elements should be on an individual page.
- Divide and conquer, yes! Specify blocks for contents, images and text on your page.
- Optimization of files before uploading them.
Having lots of CSS and .JS files will increase the http requests sent to your server, which directly increase the load on your server thus consequently, increased use of bandwidth. By cutting off the extra files you can avoid this inconvenience.
The technique minifying cuts down 20 files in two files and enormous load can be reduced, which will result in less load time.
- Use an Excellent Host
Having a bad host will affect the speed of your website. If you are suffering from this headache then certainly, it is the right time to change either your host or upgrade hosting equipment.
- Evaluate Your Average Site Load Speed
Google Webmaster Tools will shows the performance of your site over time. Google displays rolling 90 day graph only.
- Measure & Track Individual Pages
There is website named as tools.pingdom.com to check load speed of individual page over time and at various time of day. Keeping an eye on the speed is very vital.
- Watch Bounce Rates On Entry Pages
Always take the analytics in under observation to see how the load speed affects the bounce rates of the page. Lucky are those, who get shoot for bounce rate for their page.
- Measure Your Site’s Load Speed Monthly
Keep evaluating load speed of top entry pages on a daily basis, at least once in a month. At times, pages change when some code is added by someone.