4 FREE TOOLS TO HELP GIVE YOUR WEBSITE SOME LOVE

According to Google’s research: Nearly half of all visitors will leave a mobile site if the pages don’t load within 3 seconds.

Of course, that means that more than half of all visitors will wait more 3 seconds for your site to load. However, speed is important, particularly among mobile browsers. Here are three steps to test, review and improve your site’s page loading speed.

Step 1: TEST YOUR SITE’S PAGE LOAD SPEED
Visit testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com and enter your website’s URL (www.mysite.com).

Step 2: REVIEW YOUR SITE’S SPEED RATING
If you scored below 60 out of 100 for site speed, go beyond the score to find the source of the problem. The main offenders of slow page load are :

  • Leverage browser caching
  • Enable compression
  • Optimising images

Step 3: MODIFY IMAGE SIZES
Excessively large images are a common cause of slow loading webpages. You can fix this problem by optimising your feature images using an online image optimiser. Here is a link to our favourite, free web image optimiser: www.jpegmini.com. The free version of JPEG MINI can reduce the mini size of large feature images by around 50% – a substantial saving that will shave precious seconds off your site’s load time.