Did you know that only 15% of websites operate at an acceptable page speed? Research has shown that 37% of visitors bounce when your site takes over 5s to load, and that a 1s delay in loading can result in up to 7% drop in conversions? When you see numbers like this, you start to understand why website speed to load is very important.
Fortunately, we’re here to help. We know every trick in the book to speed up a website, and also have experienced many of the usual culprits when it comes to a slow site, so know what to look out for. Our first port of call is a scan of your website with a number of web speed test tools, where we build a picture of how your site is working and where the issues are.
This gives us benchmarks for our work, a before and after so you know you’re getting value for money. We can’t promise 100% results on Google Pagespeed because Google’s own rules are contradicted by some of it’s other products*, but we will aim to get as close to perfection as possible.
One of the major culprits when it comes to site speed is large, unoptimised images. A website needs to load all the assets required to make it function (files, images, scripts, plugins) before it can display the webpage you want to view. If someone has uploaded a 13Meg image to a content management system for the homepage, for example, then that’s 13Meg of image that needs to be downloaded before the page can display. A properly sized and optimised image should never be more than 100Kb, and we have the experience and knowhow to spot these things and put them right.
Other issues can involve scripts that are being loaded on the site incorrectly, or excessive use of marketing scripts/plugins which load lots of external files.
So we produce an audit with costings that’ll give you an action plan to getting your website slimmed down and fast as the wind.
Contact us today to get more information.
We have over 20 years collective experience in Web Development and surrounding technologies. We've created over 50 websites for various different clients, both large and small. We've worked on full stack development platforms and small, old, outdated Wordpress systems too.
At every step of the way, we pride ourselves on doing a fantastic job for our clients, going above and beyond to ensure that all angles have been thought of for your project.
And we're also experts at making sure that you are getting a good ROI from your website, by analysing data trends and experimenting on the website or advertising campaigns to make more impact from your existing setup.
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