Rev-up your website load speed or die
Google’s new search algorithm update, called Caffeine has been around since January 2010 and depending on what type of website your own, there are many ways of instantly revving up your websites loading speed. Here are afew I use to speed up my site.
Speed up and optimise your website images.
Most webmasters hardly ever consider the actual size of their images. Many only consider whether the image will fit in a certain spot, not how long it will take for the images to load. However, if you had 4 images on a page and each one of them was 100kbs, that’s 400kbs that has to load before your webpage displays. So making your images smaller without changing the dimensions is easy enough to do if you have Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Fireworks. But if you don’t have either of these, you can use this free image optimiser.
Keep to the point
Lastly, keep your content short and to the point. If your story can be told in one words, why write 500? The more content your web browser has to load, the slower your page will be. If you are trying to rank well on Google you only need 4 or 5 paragraphs on a page to keep Google happy. So if you can fullfill your visitors needs in a short story, do so.
To test your websites page load speed, try this free online web page speed tester