WEBSITE SPEED AFFECTS YOUR BOTTOM LINE
It needs to be to be fast to not only survive but succeed. The average recommended website load time is three seconds. This average speed is now barely acceptable. Customers want instantaneous results. This must be the goal.
Your business invests in SEO, PPC and Web Design. But it means nothing unless it is fast enough to keep that customer engaged.
There are many things that will affect your website speed and if you don’t address them, all your digital marketing efforts can be nullified.
40% OF CUSTOMERS WILL LEAVE YOUR SITE
IF IT DOESN’T LOAD IN 3 SECONDS OR LESS
Most customers use the internet to find local businesses. In 2019, almost 2 billion customers bought goods and services online. And in 2020 that number will rise substantially according to Statista.
Your business needs to not only attract those customers but to keep them engaged. And it only takes 3 Seconds to lose their interest and their business.
So many technologies and business practices have adapted to our human behavior of “need for instant gratification.” At the grocery store, there are now self-checkouts. And to go one step further, you can order everything online and simply pick it up or have it delivered in under 2 hours. ATMs learn our preferences and have “Quick-Cash” options. Even bloggers highlight keyword so the reader can just skim through the article and get the basic information.
It is expected and no different with loading websites and clicking on links. According to the Financial Times, delayed page speed diminished the number of articles users read on the site as well as the advertiser revenue.
Google developed a way to calculate how much revenue your slow website speed is stealing from you. Google’s “Test My Site,” feature under “Think with Google,” can measure how your website speed effects your bottom line with one click. It will show how increasing your speed to 3 seconds or under will increase your revenue.
Website Speed- What it Affects
Most web page load time is spent downloading the different coded aspects of the page.Images, plugins, style sheets, scripts, etc. can add loading time.
|• Compression isn’t enabled |
• Slow server response time
• Too many redirects
• No cached resources
• Too many resources
• Images aren’t optimized
• CSS isn’t optimized
• Visible content isn’t prioritized
• Using the synchronous version of a script
• Too many plugins
• The viewport isn’t configured, and content isn’t sized to the viewport
• Too-small font sizes
• Typography isn’t SERP-friendly
There are many tools to help you fix your website speed. First you can use Google Page Speed Calculator, one of many calculators available online, to determine the exact speed of your website. Then you can address the other issues like compressing images using Photoshop– Image Resizing. You then can address technical issues with something like CloudFlare.
Although there are many tools available, understanding which will work best and then using these tools takes time and a lot of Digital Marketing knowhow. A professional Digital Marketing company with expertise in Website Design and Loading speed can handle every one of these issues and help your company succeed.
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