Are you running a WordPress site but find that it is getting slower and slower by the week?
You are not alone!
WordPress is a fantastic Content Management System (CMS) that allows anyone around the world to create and launch their own website in a matter of hours with a huge range of themes and plugins that can be installed to give you virtually any functionality you crave at the click of a couple of buttons.
However, this often comes at a price!
Why is Site Speed Important?
You may think it’s OK that your website loads slowly, your visitors will wait! However, many studies have shown that visitors abandon websites that are slow to load very quickly, increasing your bounce rate.
Google is also now actively encouraging website owners to speed up their websites and have added site speed as a criteria in their algorithms meaning a slow loading website has less chance of ranking versus a website that loads super fast.
But just how slow is slow?
Best practice guidelines will tell you that you need your website to load in less than 3 seconds to be considered fast! However, as Internet speeds increase and users browse more and more from Smartphones you should really be looking to have your site load in half that time, we recommend at most 1.5 seconds is acceptable.
Does your site load in 1.5 seconds or less?
So, your first test, does your WordPress site load in 1.5 seconds or less?
Give it a test:
- Open up GTMetrix: https://gtmetrix.com/
- Add your websites homepage URL and select to test from the country closest to where the majority of your users are.
- On the results page note down the Fully Loaded Time.. Is it under 1.5 seconds?
- Next up, go back and put in the URL of one of your articles that you are trying to rank in Google and test that page.
- Does this have a fully loaded time of under 1.5 seconds?
If your website past both those tests then you are in a very good position and can go off and enjoy your day! Your WordPress site is already loading fast than 90% of all WordPress sites!
Did your WordPress site fail one or both of those tests? Then you need to do some work to optimise your site and optimise it for load speed.
Often we find that many website owners only test their homepage and find that it loads fairly quickly but forget to test the pages that most of the traffic lands on and the pages they are looking to rank highly in the search engines.
We highly recommend you look to optimise your WordPress site as soon as possible to avoid being penalised by Google and to improve the overall user experience for your visitors.
If you have no idea where to start or how to optimise your site, then our WordPress Optimisation Service is perfect for you.
WordPress Optimisation Service
We have a huge amount of experience in optimising WordPress websites to load in under 1.5 seconds and know exactly how to diagnose the biggest issues affecting your load time and implement fixes through the WordPress Admin section to deliver significant improvements in performance.
In the majority of cases we are able to reduce the load time of your website by half and in one extreme case we took a website that had pages loading between 10 to 11 seconds down to under 1.5 seconds so we can take on any challenge no matter how poorly your site is loading right now.
Depending on how busy we are we can usually turn your work around and optimise your site in less than 1 week from taking on your project.
We will analyse your current set-up and make your website load faster without any loss in functionality.
How we optimise varies from site to site as everyone uses WordPress differently but we will often work on improving your caching, reducing the number of requests, image optimisation, plugin optimisation, server optimisation and much more.
How much does it cost?
As with all of our services we love offering you up-front and transparent pricing and for this service it is no different.
We charge a flat price of £350 to bring the load time of your website under 1.5 seconds for your homepage and content pages.
Even better than that! – If we are not able to bring your website load time under 1.5 seconds (Very Unlikely!) we will provide a 100% refund back to you so there is no risk.
How do I get started?
Want us to optimise your WordPress site to help improve the user experience on your site, help to reduce your bounce rate and above all to make Google love your site?
Drop us a message through our contact page > Hire Growth Mogul
When asked what service you are interested in chose WordPress Optimisation!
We usually respond to all enquires within 24 hours and can give you a timescale on when you can expect the work to be started and completed before deciding to work with us.
We look forward to speak with you and improving the load time of your WordPress website.