In terms of SEO, content is key. However, an element of SEO that has been gaining more and more momentum over the last few years is page speed: how quickly does the website load. This is not only used as a tool by Google to affect the SEO of a page but will influence SEO through potentially negatively impacting the user experience. For example, if web users click onto your website from Google, and the website takes more than 3 seconds to load, there is a good chance they will click back onto SERP. If this happens, this sends a clear message to Google that your website did not help the web user, providing more emphasis to decrease the ranking of the site.

For these reasons, making sure your website is blazingly fast will not only help SEO but the general UX too. The problem lies with how to do this. For example, I alone, with some not bad experience into coding and web development, have spent thousands on improving the load time, with no real long-lasting effect! Be that as it may, there are three areas I always see that improves load time, which I will go into detail below.

 

Page Caching

What’s 456 x 17 x 199? If you work it out manually, it’s 1,633,392.

Now, what is 456 x 17 x 199? Without even doing the calculation, you will know the answer is 1,633,392 <– this is your brain ‘caching’.

Lots of a page of a website can be cached, saving the server the hassle and time of having to compute the page. This is especially applicable for pages with lots of static…

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