If a website has good speed, it makes good user experience and has a good impact on overall website performance.
A speed-up website has a huge impact on the SEO of the website, it is essential for improving traffic and it keeps visitors engaged with your website.
Here I share some important steps to take for improving website speed and make a good conversion rate and reducing bounce rate.
1. Image optimizing
Never forget to optimize your images of the website, If images are not optimized it will take more time to load and as a result, your website will slow down.
Use a good plugin for optimizing images, there are many plugins available for WordPress users for optimizing and rescaling their images.
2. Use a plugin for cache
Always use a good quality plugin for storing data in the cache to make your website load faster.
There are many popular plugins available for doing this job, Most of these plugins provide the facility of CDN (content delivery network).
CDN is best for SEO, it improves the website speed, overall performance, and user experience.
3. Select a better hosting plan
If your website in on shared hosting, you should upgrade your hosting plan and don’t make it shared.
Some time due to shared hosting plan a website speed slow down when content and user engagement increase on-site.
Always use a good hosting plan don’t share hosting with other websites.
4. Reduce HTTP requests
Try to reduce HTTP request because increased HTTP request results in slower speed of websites
A website requires thousands of HTTP requests from browsers for different requirements.
You can check with the speed test, which HTTP request makes your website slow, detect and manage the issue.
You can minimize HTTP request in different ways, some of them are following
1. Reduce redirect
2. install caching plugins
3. Use CSS instead of images
4. Use CDN for solving the problem of image hosting and other related issues.
5. Use browser cache for HTTP
Using browser cache can faster your website. when a visitor visits your website the elements on the website automatically transfer into their hard drive and next time website load faster without need to send HTTP request. Browser cache only works for constant users and visitors to your website.
6. Test your website speed
There are different ways available for testing the speed of your website
You can take help of some popular ways, I mention here:
In YSlow you can check and detect the issue behind the slow speed of your website. It will give you advice and find a solution to your problem. It can also provide you a chrome extension for testing the speed of your website.
2. PageSpeed Insights
It is a free tool from google, checking website speed is just so simple and easy on this too. You need to give URL of your website and it will detect problems and suggest their solutions.
It is a useful tool, it just not check the speed of the website but also checks performance and track performance history.
It will give you reviews and suggestion for making your website fast and better