Speeding up your website
13 July 2017
One of the (many) factors that Google takes into account when ranking your website is load speed - basically how fast your site loads in the browser when someone clicks on a link to it in Google. It's obvious really - Google is going to reward fast sites because that what every visitor wants - a site that appears really quickly after clicking on it (we're all getting more and more impatient these days...)
We've just had a lovely example of being able to really speed up one of our client's sites. When we designed and built the site, they continued with the hosting they had been using with their old site, which unfortunately turned out to be very slow. So we recommended moving to a different host.
We did a speed test before and after moving the site, so we could compare speeds, and this is what we found:
- Time take to load the site with old hosts: 32 seconds
- Time take to load the site with new hosts: 0.908 seconds!
RESULT! (Try it yourself).
If you'd like to accurately test the speed of your own site, try this speed test site (and choose Stockholm, Sweeden, if you're testing it from the UK). If it takes longer than 2 seconds to load, contact us for a massive speed boost...