Have you ever seen a mechanic’s car? Usually, the mechanic’s car is the biggest POS on the road. I recently had that happen with my own company website! I was testing the Google Page Speed tester and dropped my jaw when I saw the result of the test.
Yes, my website… a website that is selling other websites, was below a 20 on the page speed test! To give you an idea, here is how the results show up:
- 0-49 – Bad
- 50-89 – Moderate
- 90-100 – Great
These results vary whether Mobile or Desktop. As you can see, it is VERY difficult to obtain that top 90-100 score.In fact, since this time I have not been able to do this without building the site custom and putting A LOT of time into compressing files, code, and images. Time that many small business clients cannot afford.
BUT THERE IS HOPE!
By implementing the following plugin and using the below tactics, I was able to come up to a 50. It was a huge jump and while I was proud there is still so much to do.
Tactics to Increase Page Speed:
- Add the following plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-optimize/
- Use this to clear the cache, compress images, and compress code.
- Run all of your updates.
- Delete Inactive plugins and themes.
- Take a look at the hosting package and determine if it is still suitable for your needs.
Need help implementing this and speeding up your website? Call GBD today to learn more! 856-359-4231