AVOID THE NEXT BIG GOOGLE SLAP

If you are hosting your sites on WordPress you need to be aware of a few things, as the next Big GOOGLE SLAP is here.

If your website loads slowly Google will kick you further down the search rankings!

Now it does not take a genius to realise that if your site loads slowly you will also be losing a lot of visitors that become impatient and then click away to another site never to return.

It has been proven again and again that people won’t wait long for a site to load! In fact I have been guilty of leaving slow loading sites many times, I bet that you have as well.

In fact if your site is taking longer than a second or so to load you are in serious trouble.

Now you may believe that your site is fine, it’s loading fast on your pc and it doesn’t appear that anything needs tweaking. But, you need to realise that your pc is loading a cached version and will always load faster.

If you go to Amazon and load their site it will load in one second! That’s because they realise that they will lose revenue if their site loads any slower. In fact they will lose billions!

My advice is to use use Google’s insights tool if you really want to test your website. It will tell you all you need to know and more.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

The insights tool will tell you everything that you need to know and more. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything, I am sure that you will soon know what needs fixing, if anything.

Now for the good news.

If you want to speed your WordPress site up all you need is the right plugin!

There are both free and paid plugins available.

Two of the best paid plugins in my opinion are;

WPRocket

WP Optimiser

Both of these plugins fix many of the performance issues automatically.

One of the best free plugins just has to be WP Super Cache, it has over one million active installs and a user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. But please realise that it won’t do everything that the paid plugins do.

WP Optimiser is the latest paid plugin at the time of writing this post and claims to even optimise your graphics, something that a lot of us need to do.

If you are serious about not chasing your visitors away with a slow loading site you need speed up all of your sites.

Mark

P.S If you want to start building an online business and want my help simply eMail me at mark@markgossage.com and I will get back to you.

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