A slow website does not only reduce the amount of traffic your website is supposed to have, but it also affects the search engine optimization (SEO) of your website by making it rank low in the results generated by search engines. This ultimately reduces the revenue that can be generated by your website.
Almost 50% of internet users expect a website to load in 2 seconds or even less than that. Delays due to whatsoever reason can discourage visitors from visiting your website. We also found out that visitors are more prone to remain loyal to your website if it loads very quickly.
This article will be highlighting various methods you can use in order to make your website load in record time and ultimately increase profit:
Reduce or minimize your site’s HTTP requests
Before you go ahead to reduce your website HTTP requests, you need to do some analysis first. You can make use of the browser’s Developer Tool in Google Chrome for this purpose. Check out the number of HTTP requests your site currently makes. If it is excessive, reducing it will help your website load faster.
Minimize the time to the first byte
The first three points we have highlighted are focused on the time it takes for a web page to load completely. It is important that you take into consideration the time it takes for the website to get its first byte of data from a server, this is known as Time To First Byte (TTFB). Optimize your TTFB according to the standards set by Google and watch your website load faster.
Reduce server response time
A slow Domain Name System (DNS) can reduce the response time of the server and ultimately, the amount of time it takes for your webpage to load. Switching from a slow DNS to a fast one can make your website load faster.
Choose the right host
A lot of new website owners look for very cheap options when it comes to choosing a host. Although it may appear as if this will help you conserve funds, it can result in an increased loading time for your website. Your best bet is to upgrade your host.
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