Page Speed Optimisation

You don’t like web pages that load slowly and neither do your site visitors. Most people do not have the patience to wait for more than a few seconds for pages to load. Studies show that, after 3 seconds, 53% of mobile visitors will simply leave the page.

Do you know how long your web pages take to load both on fast broadband and on an average mobile connection? Is it more than 3 seconds?

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If it is more than a few seconds, then it is highly likely that you are losing business as a result of this slow page load speed. The slower your web pages, the more business you are losing.

However, it gets worse. Because your site is slower than it should be and, therefore, negatively affecting user perception, Google is going to rank your site lower in the search results, so your site will get less traffic. Google does not want to promote slow sites because people don’t like them.

So, it really is worth your while speeding up your site. We can make a free assessment of your site and make recommendations for improvement. If that sounds helpful, please contact us directly.

Power Usage

Web page speed optimisation reduces greenhouse gases

The internet, as a whole, uses a LOT of electricity. Some have suggested that the internet accounts for 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Some large companies (notably Google) are close to running their web servers with 100% renewable energy as well as taking steps to use energy more efficiently. However, many, many web servers do not run on renewable energy.

As you might expect, the more efficient your website is, the less power it uses. so, by reducing the amount of data that flows from server to a user’s device (phone, desktop etc), we reduce the power usage. And, by reducing the amount of data transferred, we are likely to speed up the loading of the page.

So this is another very good reason for putting some effort into page speed optimisation – it reduces greenhouse gases.

Our Services

Initially we offer a free assessment of your website with respect to speed. We make recommendations of changes that can be made to reduce the time taken for pages from your website to load.

We are always pleased to actually carry out page speed optimisation work on behalf of clients to make the internet a better place for users as well as reducing the carbon footprint of the internet as a whole.

Summary

Page speed optimisation is an activity that is well worth undertaking as it both improves the experience of people visiting your website by reducing the frustration of slow loading pages, and it will lead to higher search engine rankings in Google.

Most of us like to think that our businesses are, to some extent at least, ‘green’. If we’re serious about this, then web page speed optimisation needs to be part of our thinking. Efficient websites can contribute to the sustainability of our planet. This article give more detail about sustainability and web page load speed and this one discusses the ethics of web performance.

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