Long Day Resizing My Images!
Today, was a long day! I had to go back and figure out why my site speed was so slow. Let me tell yeah! That is a tedious job. Especially, when you do not know where to start. The great part is I made it through. Well, at least all my images are resized...
I decided to test my site like 4 days ago because, someone from Site Feedback ,was kind enough to tell me my site was really nice looking but, it is lagging...And, he went on to tell me that I need to stick with a simplistic theme
...Oh okay, that makes sense...but, every theme I tend to get into has some sort of problems. I think I am just going to have to learn CSS to avoid all these issues.
Upon WA member Suggestion I tested My Site
Anyways, I went to test my site as the WA member gave me a link to test it with.
...And Oh was I really, really, really bummed by the score that I got. See image below
Okay, so you're probably wondering what does this mean. This means I failed miserably when it came to site speed. I didn't get an D or F.
.......I got an "E"......What the World....an "E"...
Okay so, of course, I was really bummed like Oh man, I have to fix this..and it is going to be a lot of work.
... I know because, I have to go into each and every post or page...sheesh!
I went to resize all my images. And it took me 10 hours.
I resized all images using Microsoft Paint...(Free on Windows computers) I am not sure about MAC
I timed myself because, I was really dreading this duty that called but, I did it anyways. And this the score I get now...
After seeing this score. I thought maybe it was a mistake so, I ran the test on Pingdom and wanted to see what it said...Here are the scores...
Wow! These scores sure are a lot better than that first hideous score I was shown.
....So, I am happy to say my website is desktop friendly now.
Okay, but there is more...
After achieving these higher scores. I was thinking Oh, I am so glad that this is ALL over but, then I go to test my site on mobile and this is what I see..I am losing 24% of my visitors from mobile. So, now I still have to tweak something on my site.
The life of an Entrepreneur...
If you have never tested your site and you want to know where you can test your site for free.
Here are some free websites.
- Here is a tester from Google themselves
- Here is one from GTmetrix
- And Pingdom
- Here is the mobile tester by Google
Site Speed Matters
No one likes slow sites, and if the site is slow people tend to leave it immediately, which is not good for your site engagement or keeping your rank in the search engines.
I will have to continue with tweaking my site and improving my mobile speed or worst case scenario change themes again....
Welcome to the life of an entrepreneur....
Thanks for stopping by and reading this post...As, always have an awesome day...