Did you know studies showed that a one second delay in page load time can reduce the conversions by almost 7%?
Did you know that 53% of website visitors will leave the website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load?
Your website has a few seconds to make a good first impression which is why Google’s Web Core Vitals is such a big deal.
You need to know how to get your site to move faster.
In this article, I will share with you seven easy hacks to speed up your WordPress site performance.
Also too I will show it to you the top five most important things you need to rank in Google for 2021.
How to check WordPress website speed
You can check your WordPress website speed by using MonsterInsights.
Simply download and install the plugin. When it is activated, go to Insights > Reports > Site Speed.
How to speed up your WordPress site
A lot of factors are involved when it comes to speeding up your WordPress website.
Such factors can include your web hosting, the plugins that you have installed on your website, the images that you use, the way that your site is set up, the external scripts and much more.
The Right Type of WordPress Hosting
One of the key components in your WordPress website success is the website hosting.
I recommend and use SiteGround to ensure I get the best performance and website speeds.
Bluehost is another web hosting platform that can be used as well.
The Caching Plugin Improves Response Time
If you use SiteGround to host your site then a caching plugin is not necessary because SiteGround comes with its own caching plugin built in.
The caching plugin copies the web page after the first load and shows the cached version to the visitor when they open your website.
Optimize Images using a Compression Tool
The larger the images on your site the longer your site will take to load.
Thus compress and optimize your images by using image compression tools that compresses PNG and JPEG images reducing the size.
Deactivate Plugins that are Not in Use
Unwanted plugins causes unwanted junk files on your server.
Thus free up space by deactivating your plugins and even deleting them.
This helps to reduce the size of backups and use the resources more efficiently to improve your website speed.
Avoid Uploading Video and Audio Directly to WordPress
Video and audio files takes up a lot of bandwidth causing your website speed to drop.
To fix this issue you can embed all media files into your blog post and landing pages.
Copy the code or enter the URL into the space provided and embed your file.
Google Ranking Factors
In addition to allowing your WordPress website to load faster you need to have these important factors on your site to be ranked in Google.
High-Quality Content – fresh, unique, helpful content for your users will rank higher in the search engine page results.
Backlinks – backlinks and inbound links boost your chances of higher rankings when you receive them from higher authority websites.
Mobile Friendliness – 3.7 billion internet users in the world use their mobile to search on Google. So ensure that your WordPress website is mobile responsive and friendly.
Domain Authority – this shows your site’s expertise on a particular topic and its ability to rank on search engines. The higher your domain authority the higher your chances of ranking on Google.
You can boost your domain authority by acquiring high quality backlinks.
Website Structure – start by creating a sitemap in WordPress which will contain all the important pages that you want the Google search engine to know about.
Getting your website to rank on page one of Google is very important and with these tips, you would be able to do so.
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