Be speed savvy: judge 7 site dilemmas.

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

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ByteCheck sample home screen. Type in your URL. Press the yellow button. Get your TTFB value expressed in milliseconds.

DILEMMA 1: TIME TO FIRST BYTE

Click here: ByteCheck.

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est your host server’s Time-To-First-Byte (TTFB) in milliseconds. 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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DILEMMA 2: LOAD-TIME SPEED

Click here GTmetrix

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est your WordPress site’s current speed. 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.

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

What is your site’s Fully Loaded Time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DILEMMA 3: PERCENT IMAGE WEIGHT

Takeaway:
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% fewer images than sessions that didn’t convert.

Click here Pageweight.imgix

Test the percentage of page weight from images on your WordPress site. 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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DILEMMA 4: TOP PLUGINS

Which of the most popular plugins do you use on your WordPress site? (Select all that apply.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DILEMMA 5: THEME

What type of theme do you use on your WordPress site?

 

 

 

 

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DILEMMA 6: THIRD-PARTY SCRIPTS

Takeaway:
Shoppers expect brands to deliver fast, frictionless mobile experiences. That keeps rising as more and more shoppers rely on mobile. Unfortunately, the reality is that many mobile sites are falling short. A big problem is slow-loading, third-party scripts and APIs.

Mobile sites lag behind desktop in key metrics such as average time on site, pages per visit, and bounce rate.

Please check all that apply to your site. I have:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DILEMMA SEVEN: SHARED HOSTING

Takeaway:
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.

Are you sharing your server host with other domains?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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