How to Drastically Speed Up Your Website? Here's How I Did it.
How to Check for Your Site Speed?
There are 2 ways in which you can check your site/page speed.
(1) Google PageSpeed Insights
- Go to https://developers.google.com/...
- Enter the page URL you want to test
- Click 'Analyze' and it will show you the details
- You can switch between desktop and mobile view
So the trick here is to ignore the things you can't do and focus on the things you can.
For example, if the result asks you to optimize certain images, you can do that on your end without any coding knowledge. (I'll show you how I do that later on.)
(2) Wealthy Affiliate PageSpeed Insights
Wealthy Affiliate has just added a new feature to its website management platform in 2017 - SiteSpeed.
If you are a Premium member and have websites hosted here at WA, you can switch on SiteSpeed at your site manager.
Go to your Site Manager > Click on "SitePlus+" > Scroll down and turn on SiteSpeed.
The good thing about WA SiteSpeed is that you can check your SiteSpeed score directly in Wealthy Affiliate for both desktop and mobile.
You can also view the detailed results in Google PageSpeed Insights just by clicking on the "G" button.
(P.S. The scores in WA PageSpeed Insights are adapted from Google PageSpeed Insights)
Other Page Speed Checkers include:
Next Page: Let's Start to Speed Up Your Website (Step 1)