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How to Make Sure Your Website Is Fast Enough

How to Make Sure Your Website Is Fast Enough

If you have ever used dial-up internet, you remember how awful it feels to wait while a web page loads.

Luckily, with fast internet, long load times are now a thing of the past. If it’s not the website that is sluggish, of course.

Knowing if your website is too slow seems simple enough. However, stats by the the Hosting Tribunal show that most websites are slower than recommended.

Namely, the average desktop web page loads in 9.3 seconds and the average mobile one takes 22.

The recommended load time is 3 seconds

And if 22 seconds seems long, just remember that half of the web pages are even slower. So, what is the issue? Don’t website owners care about their websites?

They probably do. Research shows another problem. Most website owners unintentionally ignore long load times, or at least underestimate them. The second part of the problem is that visitors feel as if loading takes 35% longer than it actually does.
But even if your website loads in less than 9.3 or 22 seconds, it could still lose traffic because of high load times. So how can you tell if you need to speed up your website?
Fortunately, more and more web developers are realizing how important website speed is. This means that there is an ever-increasing number of tools for checking website speed.

GTMetrix is one such testing platform which offers a comprehensive set of options to check website speed. It is a good tool to start as it can tell you if and where your website needs improvement and even suggest the best course of action.

Now you know how to check your website's speed and you are ready to improve your website. If you wish to learn more about the impact of website speed, check out the infographic below.

How to Make Sure Your Website Is Fast Enough (Infographic)

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