L: Load time – how to improve website page load time

how to improve page load time gloucestershire web designsWelcome to Day 3 of the Gloucestershire web design A-Z blogging challenge.

Today we’re on the letter L and will be talking about Load Time.

Did you know that most web users will bounce off your site if it takes more than 5 seconds to load a page? I hold my hands up of being guilty of this.

We’re time poor, right? And who, in today’s technological age has a precious 5 seconds to wait loading a website where there are 101 other things to do!?

I know it’s laughable (and I love a good SLOW weekend with my family!) but let’s face facts: if your website takes too long to load you’re losing valuable customers.

And where will those customers go?

Straight to your competitors’ sites.

Another reason page load time matters is that Google takes it into account when ranking websites in the search engine results pages. The bottom line is, the faster your page load time, the better it is for your SEO.

Here at Gloucestershire web designs, we use tools such as caching and optimised themes to ensure our WordPress websites run quickly and efficiently.

In addition we offer our client’s suggestions during the web build to increase performance such as scaling images, reducing plugins and widgets.

Not only that, but we offer our clients a VIP server which delivers WordPress web pages at lightening speed!

Check out your page load time with Pingdom so you know what your site’s performance is like. Remember, you’re looking for a page load time of less than 5 seconds, but the faster the better.

What about you? Is your site taking less than 5 seconds to load? If you want advice on how to improve your website page load time, contact Gloucestershire Web Designs or call us on local rate: 0845 45 99 100 to see how we can help you.


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Rachelle Strauss

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