Reading Time: 6 minutes Most sites lose about half of their visitors due to slow page speed. In fact, the average desktop web page bounce rate is 42%, the average mobile web page bounce rate is 58%, and the average post-click landing page bounce rate ranges from 60 to 90%. Not flattering numbers by any means, especially considering mobile usage continues to grow and it’s getting harder by the day to attract and keep consumer attention. According to Google, the
Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve written, to a great extent, the impact of speed on your users’ behavior. And, of course, if there’s an impact on user behavior, there’s an impact on search engine optimization. Most people don’t realize the number of factors involved in the simple process of typing in a web page and having that page load for you. Now that half of almost all site traffic is mobile, it’s also imperative to have lightweight, really fast
Reading Time: 2 minutes When graphic designers and photographers output their final images, they’re typically not optimized to reduce the file size. I was speaking with Caleb Lane, a WordPress security and optimization consultant, and he noticed that the image sizes on our site were quite large (in addition to numerous other issues he’s going to help us optimize). Thanks to Erik Deckers for the introduction! Having large images doesn’t mean that you need to have large image sizes.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Slow websites influence bounce rates, conversion rates, and even your search engine rankings. That said, I’m surprised by the number of sites that are still gruelingly slow. Adam showed me a site today hosted on GoDaddy that was taking in excess of 10 seconds to load. That poor person thinks they’re saving a couple bucks on hosting… instead they’re losing tons of money because prospective clients are bailing on them. We’ve grown our readership quite
Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, I’ve been working quite a bit on this site to get the speed up. I’ve removed a ton of the moving parts to simplify how it’s monetized and integrated, but the site speed is still too slow. I’m confident it’s impacting my readership and my organic search reach. After enlisting the assistance of my friend, Adam Small, who operates a lightning fast real estate marketing platform, the first item he pointed out was that