Have you ever wanted to know what your wordpress sites page speed is like? Or maybe what Google thinks of your page load speed? Well now you can get that exact information straight from the horses (Google’s) mouth (Web site). Click the page speed image below and enter your URL (website address).
What is Page Speed Online?
Google has recently updated its online website speed test tool called Page Speed Online which analysis the content of the web page’s URL and gives you suggestions on how to make that page load faster.
Why You Need a Faster Site
The page How To WordPress Site Tutorials got an overall Page Speed Score of 87 (out of 100).
Click on the rule names to see suggestions for improvement.
- High priority. These suggestions represent the largest potential performance wins for the least development effort. You should address this item first:
Leverage browser caching
The Google page speed test suggests i leverage my browser caching which is actually the WP Super Cache Plugin that i have installed. I have looked at the suggestions that google suggests in order to optimize my sites page load speeds and taken note. The easiest way to optimise your sites pages load speeds is to install and enable a caching plugin to your wordpress site.
Googles Page Speed Tool Recommends I Leverage browser caching
How To Optimize Your WordPress Site Using Caching
Most website pages and blog posts include different file types and code (CSS, Javascipt, images) which take time to download when a visitor clicks on your site or changes pages. Because they take time to download across a network that’s global your site visitor has to wait a certain amount of time which can become frustrating. Caching these pages/posts means that they become saved by a browser or the server that’s closest to your site visitor (proxy server).
Once you have installed and enabled a caching plugin on your wordpress site, your websites visitor will experience significantly faster page speed loading times. The cached (saved) resource will be accessed locally through your site visitors browser or proxy server bypassing the need to download it again from your servers core files wherever they may be. This results in a huge reduction in page loading times for new visitors also because the files have already been saved. Other savings include a huge reduction in your sites use of bandwith which will keep your web host from throttling your server bandwith.
Consider This: 49% of users will abandon a site or switch to a competitor after experiencing performance issues.
There are many website speed tests that you can easily perform for free using different tools on the internet. Google’s page speed tool is one of the best speed website optimization tests to perform which also offers the best suggestions to improve the page speed of your wordpress site.
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