Speed Up Your WordPress Website for Better SEO

Why Worry About Speed?

  • Make your visitors happy and keep their attention. The longer your site takes to load, the more likely a visitor will leave without converting.
    • 40% of people abandon a site that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
    • A 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.
    • If an e-commerce site is making $100,000 per day, a 1 second page delay could potentially cost you $2.5 million in lost sales every year.
    • Reference: KissMetrics post on loading time.
  • Google rankings. Site speed is a ranking factor.
    • “You may have heard that here at Google we’re obsessed with speed, in our products and on the web. As part of that effort, today we’re including a new signal in our search ranking algorithms: site speed.”
    • Reference: Google Webmaster Central Blog.
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