When was the last time you checked the page load time?
Users hate pages that take forever to load.
If your website is slow and needs more than two or three seconds to load, your visitors will jump off the page before you can say click—no need to tell you that the bounce rate skyrockets, which lowers your rankings.
The loading speed is critical for SEO. So, you need to fix any issues that slow your pages to improve user experience and have your site indexed adequately by crawlers.
Your task for today is to check the speed of your website. Don’t worry; you don’t need any technical skills for this. Luckily, there are multiple online tools to test your website load speed on all devices.
Here are some of the most popular:
Besides calculating your site’s score, these tools will help you to identify slow pages, provide a series of related page metrics, and reveal the reasons for the long loading times. The best part is that they also offer recommendations to help you improve the performance of your website. Some testers can even spot any external factors that slow down your site on purpose.
Depending on the issues you find, you might need to optimize images, resize too large files, change the caching policy, or perform changes into CSS and Java files, among other performance-related interventions.
If you don’t have any severe issues, improving site speed requires small changes that bring in great results for your SEO.
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