I briefly talked about how to improve to speed up the performance by compressing your images, but lets dive deeper on what else you can do.
3 Ways you can improve website speed
1.Eliminate Messy Code
What do I mean?
Lets say you had someone create a website for you. The Web Developer needs to double check their code.
Some things to check for include:
- duplicate content
-unnecessary line breaks or white space
-any extra indentation
Basically, you just need it nice and lean, so everything runs smoothly.
However, if you have WordPress you can use this plugin called WP Rocket to combine any files.
To use this plugin just go to the "Static files" tab to check what you want minimized.
It's that easy to boost website speed faster.
2. Reduce HTTP Requests
What is an HTTP request?
HTTP stands for hyper text transfer protocol.
Every time someone visits a web page, your browser (Google Chrome, Fire fox, Bing, Yahoo) makes a ping to the web server's host to fetch the web page. When it sends that request to you, it contains all the content on the web page. Some of the content it consists include: images, text and video.
Here's the thing...
According to Kissmetrics, 47% percent of consumers expect to have a web page loaded in 2 seconds or less, and 40% of people abandon a website after it takes 3 seconds or more. Those are some shocking statistics.
But you can reduce the amount of time it loads.
How to reduce HTTP requests?
Check the amount of HTTP requests your website makes