Website Loading Speed

Last Update: July 28, 2019


I was having problems with my site’s performance not being up to par and ended up using two plugins that really helped me quite a bit and wanted to share them with you.

One is Lazy Load by WP Rocket. Lazy Load by WP Rocket will only display images when they are visible to the user. Since I am using "featured images" on each of my posts, this plugin is an enormous help. The other one I installed is AMP which helps remove unneeded CSS (among other duties accoding to the writeup on it).

I'm not a big fan of using to many plugin’s, since they can actually slow down your site's loading speed.

But these two together helped me improve my speed by over 10%. What I’m particularly pleased with is the increase in the mobile loading speed which increased to 93 from 84.

Increasing the loading speed for me is critical because according to Google Analytics, 21.1% of my customer sessions are on a mobile/tablet device. As you know, these devices don’t have the horsepower that a desktop has, so loading speeds tend to be much slower on smart phones, tablets, etc...and slow speeds can equate to lost readers or customers.

(Just FYI, the theme I am utilizing is Salinger Pro and I’ve made sure my Wordpress version is up to date so plugin comparability has not been an issue).

Another way to keep your site running more efficiently is to use the trash can!! Yup, make sure you remove any unused themes you might have hanging around, removing unpublished draft pages and/or posts also helps as does keeping down the number of images you use. Be sure you're also optimizing your images as well.

Jerry Huang, among others, has an excellent and very thorough instructional session on this topic at:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-drastically-...

Be sure to check it out.

Another super additional source of information on this topic which I found to be fairly easy (I’m not a tech head) to understand is:

https://moz.com/learn/seo/page-speed

Happy loading...

TimMoto

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olieben Premium
Hi dont also forget that too many plugin's can also be the reason for slow performances?

Chris
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TimMoto Premium
Very true.
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Jenny28 Premium
It’s all about site-speed today!! So many blogs about speed. Thanks for sharing what has worked for you. I am currently struggling with mobile speed, as are many others. It’s always nice to see what is working for others.
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TimMoto Premium
Glad to share and hope it helps.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Tim, thank you for the share. I keep struggling with my mobile speeds.

I have the mentioned plugins active. I guess it is time to chesk those tutorials.

Thank you,

Best wishes,

Michael
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TimMoto Premium
Another excellent one is Autoptimize...good luck.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Tim, thank you. I will be trying that.

Much appreciated,

Michael
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Carson2 Premium
Appreciate your comments about this.
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TimMoto Premium
You are welcomer...today seems to have a high interest in site speed for some reason. All the best, Carson.
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OrgainITGuy Premium
Way to on your speed optimizing success Tim.

Cheers Rob
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TimMoto Premium
Thank you Bob. There are times when speed is critical..this is one of them!! ;-) All the best.
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