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Steps To Increase Your Website Page Speed

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I will like to bring to your notice that whenever your browser loads a website it calls up your files via your files url (that is your domain name) now every time your browser makes each trip, it carries 3 request from your server and loads them on your browser.

Depending on how you arrange your coding the files are loaded parallel and the request are done to load with respect of three things, the speed of the internet the user is using, your server speed and the actual size of the items the browser is carrying.

This brings me to one of the omitted steps in improving page speed, Reducing HTTP request.

  • You can achieve this by reducing image request (they are always coming up in page speed topic) How to do this is by combining the images using css to load images on to your webpage.

Mostly  big size images are ideal for this method, eg background images for a webpage or images you use for your sliders.

  • You  can reduce http request by combining js and css files that are relevant into one, eg merging your foundation.css, your font.css, style.css into main.css and likewise js scripts into one js file this will allow the browser to make a single request for all this 4 mentioned css files instead of doing it one by one, same goes for js file.
  • Try to reduce external http request to other 3rd party sites as they tend to reduce page speed as well, eg if the site you are loading from is down it affects your website speed, if the site server speed is slow it affects your page speed, and moreover browser loads faster contents or files that are hosted on the same server.
  • You need to employ lazy load for images on your site, what this does is that when your site loads and your images loads as well, the page will load the images that your web visitors will see first, hence saving more bytes for the other images to be loaded when users scroll down the page as other images load simultaneously.

Well I can recommend this example, simply visit the url below, copy the code and save as lazyload.js then you upload to your js folder

Then copy the js code below into your footer before your  end body tag

<script>(function(){function a(b,c){console.log(new Date().getTime(),b,c.getAttribute("data-original"))}new LazyLoad()}());

Last but not the least you need to replace all your image urls that is href and src with data-original

eg data-original= width=250 height=250 alt="Veronica Saenz Arroyo"> 

You will also need to make use of relative urls ( the one used above to call up your image url respectively and not absolute url (/img/file.jpg).

Now you are done with this chapter lets move on to  STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR WEBSITE PAGE SPEED CHAPTER 3





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Olatunji Adetunji

I am a seo web analyst and have a love for anything online marketing. Have been able to perform researches using the built up internet marketing tool; seo web analyst as a case study and will be using the web marketing tool (platform).

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