We’ve all heard how you have to have a fast loading website. It’s like the holy grail of solving all your website problems. You’ll instantly rank better in search engines, your page views will climb and that ebook/product you sell will instantly fly out the door.
That’s not all exactly true, but it is an important metric to be worried about. Especially given mobile devices now account for on average over 50% of all traffic your website will receive. And Google is pushing hard to make your users experience on your website a clean and fast one. Their Core Web Vitals metrics will soon be a condition of appearing in search results.
How fast your WordPress website can load depends on a few factors, the key ones being:
- Who hosts your website
- The size of the images you upload to your posts
- The theme and plugins installed
- If you run ad’s or other 3rd party services on your site
As part of all our website care plans we include a website speed test audit and action plan. We run an analysis on your website, find out why it’s slow and provide you with actionable ways we can make it run faster. Best of all we help you action those recommendations as well.
We also offer a one off WordPress Site Speed Audit to help get your site in tip top shape.