Have you ever been to a blog that took lots of time to load? At least will you try to revisit it the next time you see? Well, nothing will kill the engagement of your blog visitor like a very long page load time. Does your blog encountered with such issue? Do you wish your blog must load in a jet speed? Then, this article will let you know how to speed up your website load times!

Website Load Time

Why Load Times Matter the Most?

Statistics says

  • An average Smartphone user will leave the page if it does not load for 3 seconds or more!
  • Google has already started considered the speed as a ranking factor in its search algorithm!!
  • Almost 75% of internet users say they will not revisit a website if it takes more than 4 seconds to load!!!

First let’s find out how quickly your Blog is loading.

To check accurate page loading time of your blog, you can use http://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/, this provides quick insights about your page than any other tool.

Just enter your blog’s URL and hit “Analyze”.

Now you got to know what are the issues you found in your blog that hurting its speed?

Let’s get deep into the insights on how to make your blog run faster:

# Resizing and Optimizing Images

This might be the easiest way to reduce the size of your web pages and load times! Sometimes when you use larger images than that will be appeared on your web page, it means you are wasting the memory. So resize your images exactly how it wants to fit in your blog. There are some tools like TinyPNG, Smush.it, which can help you in reduces the file size further.

# Trimming CSS, JavaScript and HTML Codes

When you think to trim CSS, JavaScript, HTML codes, it means you are removing all the gaps (white spaces) between the characters. It’s a sort of compressing the coding before it is being sent to your blog audience. There are a few tools to help you in doing this, W3 Total Cache, CSS Compressor, etc.

# Leveraging Browser Cache

Sometimes your blog contains things that don’t change often like images, JavaScript, CSS files, etc. So, in such case, you can increase the speed of your page by instructing the browser to cache a copy of the above data in their hard drive. When next time the user visits your blog, these things will not be downloaded again and hence increasing your page load time.

# Ensuring your Apps and Widgets are up-to-date

Some blogging applications, widgets, templates or themes are needed to be upgraded in order to reduce the security threats. This can also impact your blog’s loading time. Make sure to regularly check for updates and work on it to make your blog fresh and upgraded to new technologies.

# Last but not Least, Hiring Fastest Server

Only if your web server is fast, your blog will load as fast as possible! Ensure your blog has a higher server response, meaning your loading speed will be optimal. Having a better server hosting provider can make this ultimate possible. Some of the best hosting providers are BlueHost and HostGater.

Author Bio:
Amy Jasmine is a blogging addict who is passionate on writing and sharing informative stuff over the World Wide Web. She is currently working for a web design company in Chennai and spends her rest of the time with blogging.