In the last few months there has been a lot of concern over Google’s changes to the way they rank your website’s search rankings. With those changes they added a lot of new factors or made some of the old factors more important. Image source: Traffic – Flickr
Today, I want to talk about one of those factors and that is how fast your website loads. Google mentioned that one of the factors that could effect your search rankings.
Take a good look at your site and watch how fast it loads. If you think it loads fast enough, use Google Page Speed Tools to analyze how fast your site is. If they grade it lower than 90/100 then its time to speed up your site.
How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site
To speed up WordPress, its not all that hard, but if you haven’t done it in a while, it could take some time. I try and do small clean ups every few months, but once I year I always do a big clean up and speed up on all my sites. For new sites and clients I also use this time to work on the on-page SEO to help building traffic.
To learn more about how I speed up my sites and build traffic, check out the article I wrote over at wpKube.
8 Things You Can Do to Speed Up Your Site and Get More Traffic in 2012
In this guest article, I write about the process I use to speed up my site and how I go about building traffic by adding SEO related plugins for on-page SEO. All of these steps will help get you better search engine rankings and then help you get more traffic from the search engines.