How do I improve my website speed for SEO?

Websites can gain quicker speed and improved customer experience by correcting issues with your server that can drag your load times and coding issues.

 

 

Step #10: Website Speed

Improve your website speed and by compressing your code and correcting slow loading times

Website Speed Improvements
Speed Up Your Website

Speed is an important factor in ranking your website but also in retaining customers and improving your ROI. If you have made the changes explained in this book up to this point and have implemented items such as Critical CSS, optimized your website, fixed issues and errors in your code including with HTML Validator, corrected issues in Lighthouse and changed your .htaccess file to compress files and created a cache length on them then you should have already seen a dramatic improvement on your page speed by the time you get to this section.

 

If you are seeing improvement in speed but having a hard time speeding up your website to your desired goals then there could be other issues to resolve. If you have a database driven website such as WordPress, Joomla and Magento then it will be naturally slow as it is rendering each page as it is loading. You can improve your website’s speed with plugins that can help with optimizing and improving your website’s speed. I personally prefer to run a static website (using no CMS system) and then use elements from a database as needed. I also move all of the javascripts that are not needed to make the page function to the bottom of the code. This can help speed up your website so it is not loading a large javascript file from the header and slowing down the page. Another way you can improve your speed is by adding async to the inline of the script. This will delay the load of the script and can improve the speed of your site:

 

<script src="https://www.Your-Website.com/your-file.js" async></script>

 

Another reason your website might be slow could be due to your server or hosting provider you are using. If you are using a shared server with hundreds of other websites, then it takes only one website to slow everyone else down. Consider using a non-shared server such as a dedicated server or having your own IP address can help improve the speed of your server.

 

Minify your Code

A simple way to improve the speed of your website is by removing all of the extra whitespace in your code for html, css and javascript files. Make sure to test your website after you make these changes since occasionally it could affect how some javascripts function.

 

Minify CSS

You can compress your CSS by using this tool which will remove extra spacing from your CSS code therefore improving the speed of your website.

 

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Minify HTML

You can compress your HTML by using this tool which will remove extra spacing from your HTML code therefore improving the speed of your website. You can access our minify HTML software by signing up for a subscription for our services.

 

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Minify JS

You can compress your Javascript by using this tool which will remove extra spacing from your Javascript code therefore improving the speed of your website. You can access our minify JS software by signing up for a subscription for our services.

 

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Unminify Code

You can unminify your JavaScript, CSS, HTML, XML and JSON code so you can go back to reading it easier if you have to modify your code again:

 

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The above information is a brief explanation of this technique. To learn more about how we can help your company improve its rankings in the SERPs, contact our team below.