A website’s core function is to serve information to your audience. If this doesn’t happen quickly then your audience, clients or customers could see it as a poor reflection of your business, get distracted or purchase the product from your competitors.
According to 2018 research by Google, 53% of mobile users leave a site that takes longer than three seconds to load.
If your website is built using an out of the box CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress then it will inherit a few overheads that slow down the website. The slow speed can be further impacted by too many plugins, poorly designed theme or a theme that also carries a lot of overhead through large functionality to make it attractive to multiple types of clients.
A Website’s slow speed can also be severely impacted by its hosting such as low resource shared hosting or even a poorly configured setup.
There are still a multitude of reasons why your website might be slow and sometimes there are trade-offs such as; If you are a Photographer then you’d want your website to display large resolution images but those high res come at a speed cost to the website.
Now that you understand how a website can be slow and some of the causes then let’s talk about how I can help. When requested, i can perform an audit or review of your website(s) to provide you with a propose list of fixes (if any). These fixes usually are grouped into a quick and easy list, followed by tasks that perhaps may take a little bit longer to deploy.
The audit is provided as a PDF and I am always happy to discuss (in plain English 🙂 the entirety of it.
If you think your website is slow or just not sure what it then feels free to reach out and have a chat.