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How website speed affects your business
The first 5 seconds of a page-load time have the highest impact on conversion rates.
Website conversion rates drop 7% for each additional second a page takes to load.
Over 50% of visitors leave a page that takes longer than 3 seconds to load.
70% of customers say site speed impacts their purchasing decisions.
A 0.1-second improvement of mobile site speed increases conversion rates by 8.4% for retail sites and 10.1% for travel sites.
More than half of web traffic comes from mobile, however the average page takes 87.84% longer to load on mobile than desktop.
Get a report including
- Graded Site performance scores
- A list with top issues to resolve
- A breakdown of your webpage page load
- A waterfall chart of everything that is loaded on your page
- A visual timeline of key points in page loading and how well they score
- A list of performance metrics scores: including First Contentfull paint (FCP), Speed index, Time To Interactive (TTI), Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), Total Blocking Time (TBT) and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)
- Various useful browser timings
- An overview of structural audits with a detailed list of elements that are causing issues.
- The largest contributers of network payloads
- Highlited unused CSS
- Potential Image size savings
- A list of Elements that cause a higher CLS
- Tips on reducing page size
- A list of elements that contribute to LCP
- A list of render blocking elements
Google’s Web Vitals scores become increasingly more important
Core Web Vitals are a subset of metrics that are part of Google’s page experience. It’s their effort to focus more attention on creating faster and more user-centric websites. Google announced that Web Vitals metrics are included in calculating search ranking. This basically forces every website owner to keep this top of mind.
Core Web Vitals are separated into distinct measurable facets of user experience. Each of them reflects a real-world experience of a critical user-centric outcome. Google stated that the metrics that make up Core Web Vitals will evolve over time and therefore you should monitor them on a regular basis.
Currently, there are 4 important metrics:
- Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) measures perceived load speed. It marks the point in the page load timeline when the page’s main content has likely loaded.
- First Contentful Paint (FCP) measures perceived load speed. It marks the first point in the page load timeline where the user can see anything on the screen.
- First Input Delay (FID) measures load responsiveness. It quantifies the experience users feel when trying to interact with unresponsive pages.
- Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) measures visual stability. It helps quantify how often users experience unexpected layout shifts.
Your website can score well too
First, the speed test report gives you an overview of your current situation. It contains a list of actions together with the recommendations to help you decide what to tackle first.
Then, implementing the changes based on your report can be as easy as installing activating the right plugins. But can also include image compression and optimisation, CDN setup and configuration, hosting transfer, optimising website code, setup and configuring caching, removing unnecessary or faulty code or plugins,…
In some cases, you need more technical knowledge or you might need to hire a professional to take care of your site. At the end of the process, you will have a fast and reliable website that scores well on Google’s metrics.
Take the first step now and get your free speed test report.
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