Need For Speed
Performance and Speed are the most important factors that should be well configured, in order to get a decent ranking. According to google changing algorithms, performance being highly acquainted factors that will definitely help you to get ranked easily. In order to get a maximum performance score in speed test tools like Google Page Speed, GTMetrix and Pingdom, You should have a well-configured website and everything should be lightning fast. Check out My Latest Post
Let’s start with some tricks and tips where you can find such a cool solution that will definitely help you to get a decent performance score. Check this Below:-
My Scores in These Tools!
Google PageSpeed Insights
As you can see I have got an awesome performance score over these 3-speed test network, which is considered to be excellent. If you follow these steps below I am damn sure that you will get firing numbers like this. So Let’s get started:-
Caching is the most important factor that gradually can increase or decrease your performance over time. Well, implementation of caching can help you score a great number and hence also can increase your speed. Check out My Ultimate Speed Hacks Guide to increase your Website Speed. If you are using you can use many helpful caching plugins that serve static files to your visitors and hence increase page load time over time. If you want to get a great speed and performance at a time then caching is very necessary. Let’s look at some speed related graph using various caching plugins:-
As the chart suggests that a caching plugin is very necessary to get a best load time. I recommend if you want to buy a premium WP Caching solution then go for WP Rocket or Perfmatters. They are really very efficient plugins.Caching is the most crucial factor and speed test tools give it a high priority, so you can easily get 80+ with ease. If you have a problem considering caching plugins immediately call me or email me. I will be back there.
Another most crucial factor that decides the speed, performance and SEO of your beautiful website. Many times un-compressed images became a bottleneck of the website and hence gradually slow down its speed. There are many tools available for image compression, optimisation and resizer. But here are my best picks for you.
- WP Smush
- EWWW Image Optimizer
- Compress JPEG and PNG Images
- ShortPixel Image Optimizer
Although there are many available plugins I personally recommend these four plugins to all. They have multiple capabilities that can help you to compress images, reduce its size and make them retina clear in different viewports. Google Page Speed Score can turn worse if you have a single image that is un-compressed! Thats seems that Google Consider Image as a important factore for ranking.
Reduce Server Load
Heavy Load can highly damage your website performance as well as can damage your database. Keeping clean and removing the un-necessary call from the server can dramatically help you to increase your load time as well as performance score as well. By using these methods you will be able to reduce the server response time:-
- Remove Unnecessary plugins.
- Trigger out plugins which have a high usage in your server.
- Upgrade your PHP Version ( Upgrade PHP to above 7.0 or use other object caching to get a 30% of speed hike).
- Use Lightweight themes.
- Compress your Image (Saves Bandwidth and Decrease server load).
- Clean your Cache Frequently.
- Upgrade your Hosting (Many Hosting providers provides advanced features).
- Remove Unwanted Widgets.
- Clean your Database Such as Revisions, Auto-draft and other un-necessary files.
- Check error and fix it.
- Limit the number of requests by combining external JS and CSS Files.
Use a CDN
CDN (Content Delivery Network) is the geographically distributed servers that work together to provide fast delivery of internet content. Implementing your website/blog to a CDN can make your website fly! About 90% of the modern website uses CDN. Nowadays the CDN Networks are out of the box they have multiple capabilities like caching, image compression, page speed, AMP and much more that flow your website on the air. They can be said as the transparent backbone of the internet that give the internet a stability to handle unlimited amount of information at a time.
If you have a very tight budget or does not able to buy a premium CDN don’t worry the free version is enough to handle your website very well. The best, fastest, secure Free CDN with a ton of features is CloudFlare. Its free plan is enough for you to get a pair of wings for your website.
There are many others features available but these four top most important in list of high priority contents in many speed test tools. Fixing the above factors can help you to get a top notch score.