10 Components Slowing Down Your Website
2 years ago
Are you looking for ways to speed up your website? If so, you’re not alone. Many websites suffer from slow loading times, which can be incredibly frustrating for users and lead to a decrease in traffic. In this blog post, we’ll cover 10 factors that could be slowing down your website loading speed and how to fix them.
One of the most common culprits of a slow loading web page is unoptimized photos. When uploading high-resolution images (which is always advised) and then scaling them down, it causes your web page size to increase significantly and thus take longer to load. To combat this issue, use JPEG images as opposed to PNG or GIF files since they have smaller file sizes – never use files that have a file size of 1 MB or more! Additionally, there are websites available online that will analyze any link and tell you where slowdowns may be coming from if you’re curious about testing your site’s speed.
Flash content was popular in the past but has become outdated over time due its slower speeds when compared with HTML5 content – this could be causing your website to load slowly. To fix this issue, either perform an audit of all Flash content on the site or switch over completely to HTML.
Caching helps store data so at later requests they load faster taking some burden off the server so it doesn’t have to process information multiple times – enable browser/HTTP caching & server-side caching ASAP for improved site speeds.
Excessive styling & whitespace can cause unclean code which increases page size leading directly into slower load times – remove these unnecessary things whenever possible & compress code almost always.
Not Zipping Files
Too Many Ads
Ads are great sources of extra revenue but having too many ads means more HTTP requests especially when dealing with media-rich display ads – reduce clutter & improve site speeds by reducing number of ads displayed whenever possible without sacrificing revenue goals, obviously. ;)
Not Using CDN Service
A CDN service is basically a network made up independent servers located in different geographic locations designed specifically deploy information quickly based on user location closest server available at time request made – using CDN service will dramatically improve overall site speed.
Bad Hosting Service
If all else fails bad hosting service could also be causing issues – try switching hosts company provides optimized speeds within their hosting bundle.
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