Top 6 things to boost your page loading time

30th Jun 2020
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Although having a great website with interesting content, you could end up losing viewers just because it takes a lot of time for your web pages to load. Nonetheless, in our SEO training in Ahmedabad you can improve your page loading time by following a couple of steps that we label as the 'must dos.'


1. Optimisation of the pictures 

Image Optimization


Ask your designer for your support in this field. All you need to do is compact images in such a way that the quality of the pictures is not reduced. Google assists in compressing pictures. But always test the content, before uploading them. Tinypng.com can also be used to compress images.Google also offers compressed image sharing facilities. Often take backup of photos before making any modifications. 


  • Click on the File Manager icon in the Files section of cPanel. A new window is set to pop up. 
  • Select the Show Hidden Files check-box 
  • Click Here to go


2.Leverage browser caching

You can do this by determining the amount of time or expiration code that should be stored locally by the viewer's browser, CSS and JS. Add the code below in your .htaccess.


## EXPIRES CACHING ##
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/jpeg “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/gif “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/png “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType text/css “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType text/html “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/pdf “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/x-icon “access 1 year”
ExpiresDefault “access 1 month”
</IfModule>
## EXPIRES CACHING ##


3. Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

jss script


Place all of the needless JS and CSS at the bottom of the page on your web page. This way, their existence does not affect the loading of essential and above-the-fold material and users can access it faster.


4. Remove non-found sources

pingdom


A lot of photos, JS and CSS files will have notfound sources on your web page. Use the "File Requests" Pingdom tool to find such files, and remove them to save time for the browser.


5. Landing page redirects

When the Page Speed Insights detects a given URL redirecting to more than one page, the loading speed of the website is slowed by this. This is why try to stop redirecting the landing page as much as possible to improve your loading time on your website. Add the code below to your .htacess


# compress text, html, javascript, css, xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript


Tools to check page loading time

Google page speed insights


Google Page Speed Insight is a common tool that almost every SEO professional uses to find the details that affect the loading time of the website. When using this tool on your website make sure the process is repeated at least 5 times.This is because often the internet speed will also influence the loading speed of the website. And, if you do it only once, you can end up with mistakes. Therefore, repeat it repeatedly over and write down the issues listed.

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