You certainly don’t have to be Tom Cruise to have a need for speed! Nope, you just have to be a blogger who wants to supply his readers with the ultimate experience. Sure, we all know that content is king but, people may not hang around long enough to see how good your content really is if your blog takes too long to load.  That’s bad and what’s worse is that if you’re blog is all about making money then having a slow blog may be costing you sales.

I’ve done a couple of posts on how to increase your blog speed, the last one being Taking The Time To Increase Your Blog’s Speed., but this one is going to show you ways that won’t just make your blog faster it will also make Google happier, and we all want to do that don’t we?  :tongue_laugh_ee:

I’ve put up with this blog loading too slowly for way too long and because I didn’t want to get rid of any of my plugins to increase it’s speed, there was only one thing for me to do. It was to say to goodbye to BlueHost and move this blog away from shared hosting to {InMotion hosting}. I probably would have made the move a lot sooner if it wasn’t for BlueHost’s CPU throttling but in the end I outgrew even that.

I made the move on Friday and whilst the improvement in speed was remarkable I was a little miffed when Google’s Page Speed Insight only gave me a score of 64/100.  :noway: Nope, I wasn’t going to stand for that and so I did some tweaking and I got the score up to 89/100. However, before taking their result as gospel I decided to give WebPageTest a go to see what sort of results they would give.

page performance testYep, too many reds in there for my liking but after all the tweaking I was able to get the following result.

site speed performanceYou have to agree that looks a lot better doesn’t it, and I’m betting that you want to know what I did to get that improvement too? Well, I’m afraid you’re going to have to wait until my next post. Heck, you may even want to subscribe to my list so that you won’t miss out on it  :smoke_tb: Oh, I’ll also plan to do a post on my experience with moving the blog to a new host :wink_ee:

 

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