Translation, Editing By George Ts.
Remember when we had slow dial-up connections? No? Me neither! Speed is crucial when visiting a Website or eShop Site. If a visitor waits for more than 5-8 seconds for a Webpage to load he will leave. Being fast is important for the visitors but it’s also important for the SEO.
1. What is this so-called SEO?
S.E.O. stands for Search Engine Optimization. I know you want to be on the first page of Google’s results. We all do! These are the most important things a visitor/customer is looking for:
- Fast loading of a Webpage (even if it is a Corporate Site or an eShop)
- Fast Add-to-cart functions if we are talking about an eShop
- Fast By-out functions or even a One-Page-Checkout if possible on your eShop
If you are slow they will leave! They will quit the process of buying and they will never come back! Beat your competitors with your speed!
2. How can I be faster?
It is simple. Follow these steps and make it count:
Chose a dependable hosting company
Optimize your media (especially your images)
Chose the correct plugins, widgets or applications
Use caching plugins to convert the dynamic code into static and faster-to-load code
Minimize the Ads on your site
Compress everything you can (well, they still got to function properly so don’t overdo it)
Check your Website’s speed using tools like these Google PageSpeed Insights or Pingdom Tools