The amount of time it takes to load a webpage can impact a couple of important areas:
- Visitors will sometimes become impatient and leave a site before it even loads.
- Google can rank your page higher if the load time is considerably minimial.
So, you do not want a poor experience. And ranking higher in Google’s search is a definite plus. Here are some ideas to try:
If you are using WordPress as your CMS, there are a number of plugins that you could use to help speed things up. The following are the plugins that I have found most useful:
- Simple Optimizer: Removes unused content, alters revision storage count, and optimizes the database.
- WP Super Cache: Updates and serves static HTML pages, which can save considerable time on the initial page request.