Taking The Time To Increase Your Blog’s Speed

Are you taking the time to Increase your blog’s speed? I spent most of yesterday working on the insides of this blog. You could almost call it Spring cleaning, being Spring and all. The reason behind it all was that I wanted to speed this baby up a little as it was starting to drag its sorry little ass and we can’t have that now can we?

I’ve read around the traps that the loading speed of any given website is critical because search engines such as Google will penalize slow-moving sites. Truth be told though there is something so much more important than the search engines and that’s your visitors. If your site takes too long to load you’re going to piss your visitors off and they’re going to leave without ever seeing what it is you have to offer. So anyway, here’s what I did to improve the loading speed of this blog.

Making Your Blog Load Faster

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How To Optimize Your WordPress Blog

How to optimize your WordPress blog? I promised you in the last post that I would tell you how to optimise your blog so that you can increase its speed and at the same time keep Google happy. Before optimising this blog and moving it to a VPS host for WordPress, it used to take over 12 seconds for the page to load fully. Now it takes around 3 seconds. You have to admit that is a pretty big difference. This post will be the first of a series of posts that will explain how it did it. The first step was to resolve the issues supplied by Google’s Page Speed Insight. The initial scan of this blog showed that as far as Google was concerned, I had some high priority issues to resolve.

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Speeding Up Your Blog To Keep Your Readers Happy

Why Speeding Up Your Blog To Keep Your Readers Happy

I’ve heard said that Google is now including the time it takes a page to load as part of its algorithm when calculating a site’s PR. Too bad I don’t give a crap about what PR Google gives me, but I am concerned about those who come to read my blogs. Which is why speeding up your blog to keep your readers happy is important. That being the case, I am always wary of the number of plugins I instal as too many tend to slow your site down. So, before adding any new ones I first have to decide which one gets the boot.

I also make sure that any images I include in headers and stuff are always optimized to save on loading time. I use several plugins to increase the speed of this blog. They include.

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