#86 - Optimize your site for speed and get SEO bonus points

Besides improving your user experience, and typically resulting in more closed deals / sales, a fast website also gives you SEO bonus. When two websites are ranking equally, Google and other search engines will reward the webmaster who has focused on making their site faster better by ranking them better. See the following official posts from Google - Using site speed in web search ranking. Although relevance is the most important, two sites which are equivalent are then evaluated by site speed - as explained in the following Google Webmasters video. We've been using GTMetrix to check our site speed because it gives you many great recommendations on how to fix certain issues with your site. The coolest tool from GTMetrix is that it will create an optimized version of you images if they aren't optimized yet.

Remember that for a fast website your first step is a good hosting server.

One more thing...

Do you have friends or a Facebook group who you think would find this useful? Share this with them and then let me know what they think.

Want to supercharge your website?

 
Our website loads FAST ... just 1.29 seconds. We're hosted on FAST InMotion VPS servers We want YOUR website to be fast too, so we've gotten you an exclusive deal - 47% OFF for DART Creations friends + FREE domain! Check it out NOW!