A website has just seconds to capture a visitors attention, seconds to get its message across, seconds before they’re gone forever, not much time is it! Your visitors don’t want to be hanging around for pages to load, they want access to your website straight away and this is even more important to mobile phone users who are often on slower connections.
To be an effective marketing tool, a website needs to draw the visitor in, it needs to grab their attention visually and have a clear Call to Action right at the top. That’s why we create amazing websites that are intuitive and easy to navigate guiding visitors seamlessly through the content, maximising the chances that they’ll call, contact, click or buy. We also check our websites out every so often to make sure they are performing at their best using some of the tools you’ll find below.
Our strategy for making that perfect first impression is quite simple, it starts with questions, lots of questions, it’s the only way we can understand your business.
Luckily there are a few tools and tips you can use to help speed things up, just like a car engine your website will probably need some fine-tuning…
Start with Diagnostic Tools:-
The important thing here is to find a tool you like and stick with it so you start to see consistency in your results.
Now you’ve got some facts and figures to work with you will probably see a few issues pointing at your web hosting so now might be a good tie to look at what your current hosting provider is offering and maybe consider moving. Our websites load in around 2 to 3 seconds but we know they would be much slower on different servers, faster servers allow us to do more with our websites.
Other things to consider:-
It’s no secret that we use WordPress as our base Content Management System and we know if you’re not careful it can get very slow so here are a few things you might want to try on your own website.
Hopefully, these suggestions might give you some ideas on how you can make your website run a little faster, of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg and we do a lot more to websites we design and deliver, if you would like to find out more why not get in touch.