How to Optimize Page Speed

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You’ve probably heard your peers mentioning the importance of clearing your website cache and keeping your software, hardware, and plugins up to date. Well, that’s because it helps improve website speed. Enhanced website performance boosts traffic and your search engine ranking.
Watch this video to learn more about how to increase page loading speed. Besides actionable insights into how to optimize page speed, the video talks about why it’s important to improve website speed.

Things explained in the video
-Why is page loading speed important?
-How to optimize page speed?

Here are some ways to assess your page loading speed:

Now that you have realized how to improve website speed, it’s time to understand how you can reach this stage of optimization. Here are some ways to assess your page loading speed.

1) Website Speed Testing Tools: You can utilize online tools such as Google PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, or Pingdom Tools to analyze your website’s performance, provide detailed reports, and suggest improvements.

2) Google Search Console: Google Search Console includes a ‘Core Web Vitals’ report that evaluates your page’s loading speed and other performance metrics. It also offers insights and recommendations for enhancing your page speed.

3) Web Browser Developer Tools: Most web browsers have built-in developer tools that allow you to analyze network activity and assess page loading times. Chrome’s DevTools and Firefox’s Developer Tools are commonly used for this purpose.

4) Lighthouse Audit: Lighthouse is an open-source tool integrated into the Chrome browser and available as a standalone tool. It audits your web page and generates performance reports, including metrics like speed, accessibility, and SEO.

5) Mobile-Friendly Test: Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test evaluates your website’s mobile performance, including page speed. It provides insights and suggestions for optimizing your site for mobile devices.

6) Real User Monitoring (RUM): RUM tools, like Google Analytics or third-party services, track actual user interactions and measure page speed based on real user experiences. This data can help identify performance bottlenecks and guide improvements.

Timestamp

00:00:00 Introduction
00:00:30 Clutter Control
00:00:53 Regular Updates – Plugins & Themes
00:01:18 Caching
00:01:48 Embed Media
00:02:40 Compress Media – Audio & Images
00:03:17 Choosing the right host

Additional Resources and Tutorials

You can check out our detailed blogs on how to optimize page speed here-

https://www.bluehost.com/blog/what-is-my-page-speed/
https://www.bluehost.com/blog/website-speed-5-ways-to-fix-a-slow-website/

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