We all know that Google uses page load time as one of the several matrices to rank your website and it’s important to keep your blog load time as low as possible. There are many ways by which you can measure your blog loading time and as the internet is evolving, we have to use the right method to measure our load time and take action to improve it further.
Google is one of the most reliable company and also the free source of traffic. Infact, Google has made it clear that your page loading time definitely makes a lot of difference in your organic ranking.
Also, you can’t rely on a page loading testing tool which only gives you results for the desktop site. You also need to measure the load time on your mobile site separately.
Pagespeed insights is a free tool by Google that let you test your site on desktop and mobile separately. To get started with this:
Head over to Page speed insights homepage and enter your domain name to test
Within seconds Google will analyze your page and will show you the separate result for mobile and desktop version of your site.
Here is the result from ShoutMeLoud and you can see it requires a lot of work to be optimized for Google standard:
If you scroll down further, you will see the reasons why your pages are performing so bad and what all you could do to improve the loading time of your website.
A lot of these optimizations can be applied by using a cache plugin or CDN.
Initially it might be little pain to optimize everything, but it’s worth the pain. You might like to check out following post for optimizing your blog for faster loading:
- How to Speed up WordPress (Performance tuning tutorial)
- The 6 Best FREE Online Image Compression & Optimizer Tools
- Check Mobile Website Speed Test (Free tools)
Do let us know what all methods are you using to optimize your website load time and what’s the page speed score of your blog using Pagespeed insights tools.