How to improve your website’s page speed

How to improve your website’s page speed

40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load, so it’s essential that your pages are snappy. Below, we’ve put together some of the ways in which you can improve the speed of your website.

Remove unnecessary plugins

If you use WordPress to power your website, then the chances are that you have installed some plugins. While plugins are likely to play a vital role in your site’s functionality, it’s unlikely

Remove social sharing buttons from your website

Social media is an important part of any design – particularly when you place emphasis on content marketing and bringing traffic to your website from your blogs. However, many web designers make the mistake of adding too many social sharing buttons to their web pages, instead of pinpointing the most popular social networks and sticking to them. As most social sharing buttons use JavaScript, having multiple social sharing buttons could slow down your website, so stick to the most popular networks and use external buttons sparingly.

Cache your pages

Caching your content stores a version of your website on your visitor’s browser, reducing the load on your server and improving speed and performance. It’s easy to cache your content by using a plugin such as WP Super Cache.

Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) were designed to distribute your website’s files across different servers. If somebody from India visits your website, for example, they’ll are from.

Change your design

Although WordPress and modern website builders offer the functionality to create great-looking websites, relying on a custom-built website is one of the best ways to improve the speed of your website. When working with a web designer such as Outlines Design, you’ll be able to work with professionals to provide an optimised, bespoke website that meets your exacting requirements, without the unnecessary coding clutter that comes with WordPress themes.

Switch web host

If you’ve followed all of our other tips and you’re still struggling to improve the speed of your website, then the chances are that you need to change your web host. Cheap web hosting is fine for one-off projects and websites that don’t garner much attention, but for a business looking to compete in the digital sphere, it’s essential you invest in quality hosting.

There you have it – just some of the ways in which you can improve the speed and performance of your website. If you’re looking for assistance on how to optimise your website, get in touch with the web design experts at Outlines Design today.

 

October 10, 2017, Jonny Miller, Founder & Director

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