Speed does matter, well at least is does in the world of SEO. I have a few tips to boost your website speed. Make sure your website load time is as good as it can be. This in my mind should be a priority of all webmasters whatever the website it you are working on.
This is not only true from an SEO point of view but also from the point of view of a visitor visiting your webpage. If you they have to wait for your webpage to load chances are they will leave before they see the killer blog post you’ve written.
Remove those inactive plugins
There is some obvious things you can do particularly if you have a WordPress website. Primarily reduce all the inactive plugins you have, otherwise these will kill your website speed and make it load at a snails pace. I know from my own experience if you build a website from scratch you have a load of plugins at first you might not remove them, just jump on your website now and do it. Think about your website speed and user experience.
As I mention the removal of all unused plugins I am also a big fan of caching plugins like W3 Total Cache which is free to download. The crux of the plugin is it makes your website quicker. Go ahead download it and install it now.
InMotion hosting have upgraded their servers
“This mean you get more speed for you money”
If any of you read my blog on a regular basis you will know I like to review hosting companies. And you will probably know by now I am a big fan of InMotion. They have just announced upgrades to their dedicated Server plans to include free solid-state drives. It’s available on Advanced, Elite, and Commercial Class servers.
The CRUX of this technical spiel is that your website will run far faster than a websites running on a traditional spinning hard disks.
If you purchase a Dedicated “Elite” server you will also receive a data backup drive of up to 2 TB at no extra cost which is a nice extra.
I would recommend viewing what options they have and see which one of InMotions options best suite you.
Generally speaking having a fast loading website makes sense for a number of reasons. Put yourself in the position of a visitor to your website. Ask yourself that question, what am I waiting for?
Lets not leave our potential customer waiting around for us. let’s get them to the content we have worked so hard on as quick as we can. Remember website speed is key to a successful blog.