This week I’m going to tell you about visibility and loading times for a WordPress website. Most of my Monday Marketing tips are ones I’ve discovered on my journey as an author, but I have been in the retail and wholesale business for over 20 years and studied design, marketing and advertising at college and university, so the #3QuickTips may be helpful to other businesses too.
1. Some wordpress themes contain code that slows them down. Some of the content you add can also slow the site down. By visiting a site called GTMetrix.com and typing in your site address, you will be shown a report on how well your site is loading for users. Ideally you want an A or B rating.
2. You will be shown Page speed, YSlow, Timeline and History tabs. Click on these to be shown elements of your site and how they preform. Here you can check if the theme of your site is slowing it down. If the theme is causing problems, then you might want to think about changing the theme.
3. Creating fresh content for your blog or website is a great way to make it load quicker. If text is copied from the internet, it can have hidden links and code inside from the originator which shows search engines that it’s not new and should be ignored.
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Excellent tips, Lizzie. I’m off to check out my site on GTMetrix!
Great resource, Lizzie!!! I have some work to do.
I have a couple of things to fix! Thanks for sharing this, Lizzie.
You’re so welcome! I have a list of small changes I can make too, so I’ll be doing that in the coming weeks. When people open websites, they are used to everything loading quickly and only stay on a page for a few seconds unless the content appeals immediately, so it’s very important that the pages appear on time.
Reblogged this on Kim's Author Support Blog.
Thanks for the reblog Kim. You are a total star! 🌟
My pleasure, Lizzie!