Some of the most popular WordPress plugins, themes, and ideas are toxic for mobile speed.

And they frustrate your visitor’s user experience.

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You don’t have to be a coder or programmer to help improve your mobile page speed.

TEST 1: TIME TO FIRST BYTE

Go to: ByteCheck.

Time to First Byte (TTFB) is the time your browser spends waiting on the web server to send back the data.

T
est your host server’s Time-To-First-Byte (TTFB) in milliseconds at ByteCheck. The test page opens in a new tab. Just fill in your site’s URL and click the yellow button. When the test is done, enter your result below:

What is your site’s TTFB?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TEST 2: LOAD-TIME SPEED

Go to GTMetrix

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est your WordPress site’s current speed at GTMetrix. The test page will open in a new tab. Just fill in your site’s URL and click the blue “Analyze” button. When the test is done, make a note of the “Fully Loaded Time” in the Page Details section.

Set a performance budgets for your pages. For example, you could decide you want your site to load within two seconds (the “budget” for each page). With this 2-second benchmark, you cull unnecessary page elements. Evaluate anything causing the load time to exceed the limit.

What is your site’s Fully Loaded Time?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TEST 3: PERCENT IMAGE WEIGHT

For fastest mobile page speed use the correct format for your images. For example, saving a simple graphic as a JPEG rather than a PNG can cut its file size by more than half. Compress and resize your images. Advanced optimization techniques will squeeze as much performance juice as possible.

The number of images on a page is the second greatest predictor of conversions. On a retail page, graphic elements such as favicons, logos, and product images easily comprise up to two-thirds of a page’s total weight. Site visits that convert users have 38 percent fewer images than sessions that didn’t convert.

Go to Pageweight.imgix

Test the percentage of page weight from images on your WordPress site at Pageweight. The test page will open in a new tab. Just fill in your site’s URL and click the blue “Show Me!” button. When the test is done, make a note of the “Percent Total of Image Weight” in the bottom center section.

What is your site’s percentage of page weight from images?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TEST 4: SHARED HOSTING

As a shared domains get more traffic, it uses more server resources. A website that once was quick, crisp and fast becomes slow and sluggish as server traffic goes up.

Poor server performance is almost always about your web host. Cheap web hosting uses shared servers. That means you’re sharing space and resources with many other websites. If your site is slow, it’s may be because of other sites! We’ve proven you can get fast load times on shared hosting with WordPress.

Go to: YouGetSignal

Are you sharing your server host with other domains?

 
 
 
 
 
 

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