Ever wonder how long others have to wait when they first visit your website? Oftentimes, we don’t realize that we see our own website load much faster because we have already loaded it many times. New visitors to your website might be experiencing a different wait time. Is it too long of a wait?
Try using many of the website loading and speed testers to get a better picture of how quickly or slowly your website loads. Perhaps it’s time to change something and optimize?
Here are some resources for testing your website:
With the breakdown of how long your website takes to load, you will be able to make an informed decision about how many posts to list on the homepage, the weight of the images you include and if scripts, plugins or other elements are affecting your website adversely.
Although we all have faster Internet speeds these days, it’s still something to optimize to create the best experience possible for your visitors. In addition, Google and other search engines actually take load time into account when it comes to ranking websites as well!