Why should I care about my website's speed and page size?
Speed affects many aspects of your website's performance.
The main reasons page load speed are important for your success are:
There has been a lot of research done into how website speed affects how users perceive to your website.
What does the research say?
The 3 biggest articles were written by Google, Akamai and Gomez.com.
These studies found that:
- 47% of people expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, even on a mobile phone with a poor connection.
- 40% of people will leave and go to another site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
- 79% of people who visit a site that is slow to load will not return, especially if it is an e-commerce site (sells products online)
This is why website performance and speed really matters.
If your website takes more than 3 seconds to load on a mobile phone (not connected to WiFi) then you need to take immediate action and Contact Us so we can help you fix your site's speed.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
Google and other search engines keep putting more and more emphasis on website speed.
Google compares the speed of your site to that of your competitors and gives your site a rankings boost if your site is faster!
If you are investing time and money into SEO then site speed not only helps you rank better, it helps you convert more visitors into customers.
Scalability and costs
Servers are quite cheap when your site is small but as it grows this can start costing hundreds or even thousands of pounds a month.
The smaller each page is on your website, the longer your current server is likely to last, saving you money.
This is far less important than the previous two points but is a nice side-effect of a reduced page size and complexity.
How can KLUIO help me improve my website's speed?
We make sure your site does not have any excess code and is optimised.
We do this using numerous techniques but the results are amazing.
This web page is over 15 times smaller than the average web page.
This page sends 110 KB (KiloBytes - a measure of files size) of information.
The average web page sends 1,897KB.
By keeping our sites as lean as possible we can keep them as fast as possible.
Is My Site Fast Enough?
If you want to see if you need our help visit https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ (opens in new window).
Simply enter your domain name and click 'Analyze'
After a few seconds you will get a score out of 100 for your website.
If your site gets a score of 90 or higher then you are doing well.
The sites we build score 90 or above in Google Page Speed Insights, this site scores 100
If you get 80 or lower then Contact Us to see how we can speed up your site.
Call: 01772 339 502