Slow loading web pages can undo almost any efforts you have made to increase the visibility of your website.
This is especially true now that mobile use has outgained desktop use for internet access.
Almost half of users that were recently polled said they expected a webpage to load in less than two seconds, 40 percent will not wait longer than three seconds before leaving!
Performing a Web Page Speed Test is one way to determine if there are existing problems that need to be addressed to speed things up!
There are several free online tests that track page loading speeds.
One of the most popular is Googles “PageSpeed Insights” Tool.
Simply add a web page address into the search bar, and click the Analyze Button for your results.
After a quick analysis, your page will be given a score of 1-100 reflecting the page load speed time, as well as any issues that were discovered that are having a negative impact. There will also be suggestions as to how to correct those issues.
As a note, the most common issue with slow loading pages, are pages that have images that are too large in overall size that take too long to load, this is especially true with mobile websites.
Each of these tests only take moments to run and provide comprehensive results and recommendations.
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