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Internet Entrepreneurs: How Fast Is Your Company Website?

For internet entrepreneurs, there is nothing more important than their website or the company website. It is very important that one particular aspect is given special consideration i.e.  speed! Speed is important not only from the SEO perspective but also because it might get you more customers. So internet entrepreneurs really need to worry about their site speed, I have listed out some unique ways to boost your site speed here in the post.

On the web people have zero patience (yes, even the patient types). Google quickly pops up your link during a search, someone clicks it and the timer begins! If your website doesn’t pop open in three ticks then you have just lost a customer. They will quickly press ‘back’ and go to the next link.

Make Use of the Pingdom Tool To Test Site Speed In-Depth

Type in the URL of the website you want to test for speed and click ‘Test Now’.

Pingdom will check out the total time required for your site to appear on the screen..

The cool thing– This is where Pingdom is really useful. No doubt, you get the time required for the whole site to load along with it you also get a chart that displays the loading time for each object on the page.

If You Use Mozilla Firefox

I love Mozilla Firefox and seriously believe it is the best browser available for a blogger, internet entrepreneur etc.

Coming back to the point.

Once you get Mozilla or if you already have install the Firebug and YSlow tools. Then,

Open your site in the browser>Tools>Open Firebug>YSlow>Analyze Performance.

After you finish off with this, the tool will list factors that contribute to site speed and also flag areas that need improvement, along with recommendations to fix it.

Powerful Ways To Speed Up Your Site

You can do a number of thing to speed up your website, here are a few powerful ways to speed up your site below.

  • Keep it simple. Don’t try to overdo your site with makeup. Always keep in mind the Google homepage – it doesn’t get any simpler than that. Simple=Sophisticated.
  • Combine your Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) into a single file.
  • Streamline and trim your CSS code by eliminating all the unused styles.
  • Using caching plugin if you  are using any blogging platform.
  • Trim images as much as possible and specify image dimensions
  • Use CSS Sprites to combine background images into a single image.
  • Avoid flash as much as possible.
  • Move your website from a shared to a dedicated server or choose a more premium web hosting service.

Hope you found the above article informative to improve site loading speed. Having a fast company website could make all the difference between success and failure in your online business.

9 Comments

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    ashwin

    2010/07/04

    nice tips. this reminded me my Style Sheet. i have to work on it. and also i too love firefox, and i do use the mentioned feature of firefox.

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    SQL Training

    2010/07/06

    Thanks for all these great tips bro. I think speed has become an important factor now that Google has accepted it

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    Thanks for the tips on how to make our website load very fast, I think it is important for every webmaster to do this because loading time is very important in Google page-ranking and Google lay enhance on it.

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    Jason Webb

    2010/07/08

    this article helped me a lot when i first started my own business 2 months ago, now i have a completely different mindset.

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    Himanshu

    2010/07/17

    Good article

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    Aside from web content and page ranking, speed is also one major consideration that every SEO services provider and webmasters should focus on. Patience is an attitude that most online users lacks, that’s why site loading speed is a key factor to the success of your business sites and therefore must be given utmost priority. Nice post pal, thanks for sharing.

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    Ritrattista

    2010/08/07

    Site loading speed is definitely a key element if you desire an ample amount of traffic for your website. No matter how good the content of your site is or even if it uses a cutting-edge graphics technology still it would be useless if the loading speed is very slow. Very informative post, thanks for sharing.

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    I have encountered several company websites that despite it’s unique content and excellent web design has a very slow loading speed. You really have to wait a couple of minutes and sometimes longer than that before it loads the desired page. Well, it’s really a waist of time and very frustrating at times especially if you urgently need the info. Webmasters should really prioritize this particular aspect of their website for better SEO result. Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing this valuable tips. Keep it up!

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    Bulk Solid

    2010/09/25

    The loading speed of a website ,aside from content and design, is also a key factor in acquiring massive traffic to the company website. Most Internet users don’t have the patience to wait for the page to load and they would normally leave the site and never to visit it again. Thus, website owners should also take this into consideration if they want to get better SEO result for their business sites. Great tips, thanks for sharing.

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