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How to Speed Up Your Website

Amazon did a study and found that every second delayed their website loads, they lose 1% of their revenue.

Of course, you won’t lose as much money as Amazon, but it is proportional. This is why you need your website to load fast.

So here is how you speed up your website.

Step #1: Google Page Speed – Google gives you a tool that shows you a score of 1 to 100. 100 meaning you are doing a good job and 1 meaning you are doing a terrible job.

Google Page Speed tells you what you need to fix to have a fast load time on desktop and mobile devices.

Step #2: Google AMP framework – Google released a framework that allows your site to load extremely fast on mobile devices. Use the AMP framework to speed up your mobile site. If you are using WordPress you can leverage Google’s AMP framework with a simple plugin.

Step #3: Content Delivery Network – people will visit your site from all over the world. By having your content on servers all over the world. your site will load faster as your site will be closer in proximity to their location.

There are dozens of CDN options to choose from, pick the one that works seamlessly with your hosting provider.

Step #4: Cache your website – using plugins like W3TotalCache you can cache your site so it loads fast. Every time someone visits your site they will see a cached version which will improve their experience.