Is your website driving your potential customers away just because of the slow loading speed? If yes, then this article is just for you. Read and fix your problem to the soonest…

Of course, it is frustrating when someone clicks on your site and it takes more than 3 seconds to load the page.

The faster the loading speed is, the more the traffic will come and stick on your site for longer which can help in boosting your website conversion rate. And, the slower the loading speed is, the lower the conversion rate will be and boost the exit rate of your potential client.

Ways to Boost Your Website Loading Speed

To let your customers visit your website and stay for longer, here are a few benefits of faster website, that I have noticed so far;

  • You will get maximum website visitors or viewers who are going to visit your website regularly
  • It will boost up sales and profits of your products and services on your site
  • Your site will get highlighted in optimal visibility and accessibility

What I believe is that the speed of a website is a critical factor to achieve higher SEO rankings and conversion rates, longer visitor duration on site, lower bounce rates, better overall user experience, and engagement.

Although, there are many free tools available, where you can test the speed of your website, but below mentioned are the tools that I used to check my clients’ website speed;

  • Google developers tool– This scrutinizes the content of a web page, then generates proposals to make that page load faster.
  • GTmetrix– It gives you an understanding on how well your site loads and give noteworthy suggestions on how to optimize it.
  • Pingdom– Check your site’s accessibility and performance to know when your site is down.

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Now that we have discussed Li’l about tools, let’s dive into ways to increase your website’s loading speed.

#1 Image Optimization

Image optimization is a must because images increase the size of the page. It’s very simple that the larger the image is, the more time it will take to load. Compacting the size of the image files can decrease the loading speed. The JPEG format is the  best option. Edit or crop your images and then use them as thumbnails. Despite the fact that this procedure can take a lot of time, but these steps will boost up the loading speed of your website tremendously.

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#2 Minimize HTTP Requests

Minimizing HTTP Requests can have a sizable effect on your website and you will quickly see the speed improvement. This can make sure that visitors can visit the site effortlessly and search engine crawlers can access pages to rank them for search results. By minimizing HTTP requests, you are decreasing the quantity of things that are to be loaded on every page.

#3 Enable Gzip compression

True that large pages are somewhat of 100kb or more than that. This results in slow loading speeds as they are bulky. So, the best solution is to compress them in order to speed up the loading time. Gzip is the perfect tool that compresses your website files into zip files, which automatically helps in reducing the size of your pages up to 70% and increases the speed of a site.

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#4 Enable Browser Cache

Every time a visitor visit your website, he gets annoyed by downloading the same thing while loading a page. Do you want to make your visitors annoying? If no, then enable cache on your browser. Actually, what happens that when you visit any site, the components on the page you visit are stored on your hard drive in a cache.

And, next time when you visit the site, your browser starts loading the page without sending another HTTP request to the server, and show you the same results with faster speed. It is recommendable to enable your websites browser cache.

#5 Critical Path and Render Blocking Resources (CSS + JS)

While checking the speed of your website’s pages, find out what may be blocking the DOM, and causing a delay in your page loading speed. This is also known as render blocking assets, for example, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

To prevent your CSS;

  • Call your CSS files properly
  • Reduce the amount of CSS files in the critical path
  • Use less CSS overall

And, to prevent your Javascript;

  • Move your scripts in the end of the page just before your </body> tag.
  • Use the async or defer directive to ignore render blocking.
  • Connect your JS files into one document with HTTP/2
  • Minify your Javascript by removing extra spaces, characters, and so on
  • Inline your JS if it is less

#6 Remove Extra Plugins that you use on your site

An excessive plugins can slow your site, make security issues, and frequently cause crashes and other technical troubles. Thus, try specifically disabling plugins that will damage your site speed. At least in a month, review plugins on your website and delete those which are not in use.

#7 Minimize Redirects To Your Website

Redirects, also known as performance killers, create extra HTTP requests and increase the loading time of your website. So, you must avoid them. Redirects will create extra round trip times (RTT) and thus, the time needed to load the HTML file gets double before the browser begins to load other resources.

Do you want to create a quick-to-respond site? If yes, then Google has recommended the two ways;

  • Use an HTTP redirect to send users with mobile user agents directly to the mobile equivalent URL without any intermediate redirects
  • Include the<link rel=”alternate”> markup in your desktop pages to make out the mobile equivalent URL so that Googlebot can find your mobile pages.

#8 Minify JavaScript and CSS files

If your site is using a lot of JavaScript and CSS files, there’s a high plausibility that your site is advising your visitor’s browser to treat these files separately and this will have a long-lasting negative impact on the loading speed of your website. Therefore, by minifying JavaScript and CSS files by expelling the unnecessary characters from your HTML, Javascript, and CSS that are not required to load, for example, whitespace characters, new line characters, comments, and block delimiters. This enhances your site’s speed as it decreases the amount of code that has to be requested from the server.

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True that the speed of the website matters a lot! So, if you have your own website or you take care of your clients’ website, make sure you give a proper care and attention to its speed. This is an important way to let web clients get the best and helpful experience.

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14 thoughts on “8 Amazing Ways to Boost Your Website Loading Speed

  1. You are absolutely right ,because using some high resolution image and extra css and javascript plugin our site get more time to browsing.
    So this tips help us to compress our site limit and get extra fast browsing.

    • Brave Technologies

      I loved it.Thank you for the information you shared.

  2. Admin, great post. My all doubts are cleared from you. Please tell me that if i have website for India. Then hosting taken from India will speed up my website or not.

    • Hi Madhushalini,

      Thanks for liking the article.

      Moreover, to speed up the website, you don’t need to take the hosting from the same country for which you are launching it.

  3. adaliadella

    Thanks For Your valuable posting, it was very informative

  4. T I Antor

    Hey, Varun,
    Its been a great work and very useful post. Many people like me get help from your post. I test my site for site speed and found image optimization and browser caching problems. Now, i am able to solve these and site will speed up. Thank you very much for sharing this great post.

    • Hey,

      I am glad you liked the article.

      Keep reading. 🙂

  5. Schulungsangebote

    Informative and impressive. Keep Updating.

    • Thanks!

      Keep reading our blog posts 🙂

  6. adaliadella

    thanks for the useful post

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