Web need to be fast for all users accessing internet,this is what search engine giant Google stand on web page loading time.Slow loading pages creates a feeling of frustration among visitors and no one wants to visit web page which takes ages to load.Neither you want to be the owner of such a crap.Reason is simple and straight :
- Search Engine Ranks websites on the basis of loading time.
- Slow web page will increase bounce rate.
Neither me nor rest of the world love these kinds of sites and it’s a fact.So in this article I’m going to share some of my experience which I got while experimenting since the starting days of Info Geekers.But will I do justice to this post,Yes I will.Got 87/100 on Pingdom and this site is faster than 87% of sites tested on Pingdom.So its legit for me to share information on this topic.
Have a look on my website loading time :
So let’s start with Top and simple methods.Be ready to boost your site speed.
Boost up Blog Loading Time
1. Standard web hosting
If you are using WordPress as a blogging platform then you must be familiar that it’s written in PHP and every time server gets a query it force PHP engine to execute heavy scripts.As for hard and heavy bullet one need hard and strong armor like that only,heavy and hard script needs robust hardware to deal flawlessly.So choose your Web Hosting precisely.
Looking for cheap hosting and expecting good quality is just a waste of time and effort.Powerful server will work like a robust engine.
2. Well Coded theme
Theme presents whole layout of your blog.It’s look and feel of your page.It must be attractive,sleek,responsive and the most important light weight.Let me make myself clear when I use light weight.Have a look on my blog theme,isn’t t qualify all that criteria.
Well coded themes are those which are optimized for SEO and Speed.Selection of best theme according to need can create difference.
3. Gzip Compression
Don’t you compress files,videos and other stuff to save space,surely you do.Same concept we can use here. Compressed and small files are served more quickly than uncompressed ones.You can enable Gzip compression on your WordPress blog easily by performing below steps.
Replace Gzip compression field from 0 to 1.
4. Unused Plugins
Are you a plugin freak person,who try to experiment with each and every plugin which is available to use.Though it’s right thing to do.Like this only we find best among many.But be sure to delete,if you aren’t using them.
Use minimum plugins,don’t create a stock.Though they are useful but load is increased in server when many are used together.
For example :- If you don’t use all of the jetpack plugin features then deactivate them.
Serving static HTML files in response to query generated by WordPress blog is caching.It helps in generating quick response hence decrease loading time.As HTML files will be served,instead of processing heavy PHP scripts.
Best caching Tools :
Read : How to set Wp Super Cache
6. Image Optimization
Seriously,images attract readers and gives a graphical description of your article,make sure to use them.But using too many images will add the burden to your page.One can Optimize images to reduce their size.This will not only speed up your page but will also save few chunks of memory space at server.
7. Sidebar flooded with Ads and Like box
Flooding your sidebar with too many ads and social widgets like (Social Like Box), will hurt your loading time.Keep in mind,every thing you adds on your blog will have a direct impact on blog speed.Only keep necessary widgets,don’t create mess.
8. Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Content Delivery network is a system of distributed servers that provide user with web content from the nearest geographic location.CND has potential to boost web page speed.There are paid services which are more effective but if you are looking for free service then Cloudflare is your choice.
9. Load Time Checking tools
Start testing loading time with available tools.This is the best way to figure out the lazy element of your blog which is creating delay.Pingdom and GTmetrix are the best in this category.I will suggest GTmetrix as it give proper insight of loading time and the factors affecting it.It provides you with the measures which need to be taken for solving the trouble.
Loading time is one of the crucial factor which is considered by search engines for SERP ranking.It need to be taken seriously.Optimize your site now and get rid of things you don’t want.Feel free to share your thoughts in comment box.
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