We’ve written quite a bit about the factors that impact your website’s ability to load quickly and shared how slower speeds hurt your business. I’m honestly surprised by the number of clients we consult with that spend enormous amounts of time and energy on content marketing and promotion strategies – all while loading them on a substandard host with a site that’s not optimized to load quickly. We continue to monitor our own site speed and
We’ve been fans of Pingdom for quite some time. It’s a dead-simple tool to monitor your sites, web applications and APIs to ensure that they’re up and running. We monitor Martech Zone, DK New Media and CircuPress with the service. While working with one client, we implemented it at, we made a specific API call that responded with a difficult query so that we could monitor response times of the application from across the globe.
Speed and social just don’t seem to work together when it comes to a great website. We migrated our site to Flywheel (affiliate link) and it vastly improved the performance and stability of our site. But our site design – with a fat footer that promoted our social activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and on our Podcast – slowed our site down to a crawl. It was bad. While a great page loads in 2
The site is loading slow. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received this message over the years when working with clients. Site speed is incredibly important… it can reduce bounces, keep visitors engaged, get your site ranked better in Google, and ultimately lead to more conversions. We love fast sites… it’s one of the first issues we attack with a client (and also why we host WordPress on Flywheel – that’s an affiliate
For the past few months, I’ve been working to improve my site’s pageload time. I’m doing this to help improve overall user experience as well as to help my search engine optimization. I’ve written about some of the methods I’ve used for speeding up WordPress, but I’ve also changed hosting companies (to Mediatemple) and implemented Amazon’s S3 services for hosting my images. I also just installed WP Super Cache at the recommendation of friend, Adam