What does the word speed remind you? It reminds me of 4 things.
1 – Speed the movie,
2 – An athlete who is super-fast,
3 – Some form of racing or car; Nascar or F1 (some people like speed boating and that’s fine too!) and
4 – A dog on a leash who is about to pounce.
I am scared of the 4th one on the list by the way. Why aren’t most websites known for speed?
Because we need to load things first, buffer and cache if we have to. Did you know that Google penalizes slow sites and ranks them lower in search?
Speed truly matters especially in the digital world where everyone wants everything quick and easy; fast food, fast checkout at a super market and a fast lane on the free way.
Bad performance of your site is like an unwanted gift that you received on your birthday. You don’t want to even know about it! How do you define bad performance? This is quite subjective after all. Experts say anything over 5 seconds is a cause for concern. So how do you go about finding out your site’s performance? How do you fine tune it? Here are 16 tips to Speed up your WordPress Blog, some of the tips are applicable to any website.
16 Tips to Improve WordPress Site Performance – An Infographic from YourEscapeFrom9to5.com
“I believe that everyone chooses how to approach life. If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters.
Remember not all plugins are created equal, similarly, not all images are optimized when you download them. If you don’t know what to look out for from a performance perspective then your website or blog will pay the price.
Looking at performance of your site now is like going for a dental check-up before your tooth starts aching; it’s a proactive measure. Do you think kings built castles and traps after the enemy started the invasion? So look under the hood now and take note of what type of things have a performance impact. Go forth and conquer all you proactive bloggers before the castle comes down.