Did you know your site speed can affect your search ranking?
It is a fact that the speed of your site and how fast it loads for the end user affects your ranking on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines. You have been to a website before that just doesn’t want to load, or it takes forever and you leave the site. This is one of the major issues with many sites that run on shared servers with the larger well known companies. Our site runs on a dedicated server and also uses a CDN (Content Distribution Network) to evenly help distribute content to at a fast speed. It helped our SERP (Search Engine Results Page) placement. We went from 6th page to 2nd page in just one month!
We will talk more on the CDN’s that provide a legit service in just a minute.
Other reasons your site could be slow.
Here are a few things to look at first.
- Unoptimized Images
- Minify HTML, CSS and JAVA
- Site Caching
- Bulky Code
- Bad Web Hosting
These are just a few things on a list to look at, and a good place to start. If you feel uncomfortable making changes to your site we can help you check us out Filyaw Consulting.
*** If you don’t know what you’re doing we suggest you don’t make changes to your site. You can crash your site and it can cost lots of money to fix! ***
Content Distribution Networks
Services such as Cloudflare and MaxCDN are great services and not only improves the speed of your website, but also helps protect and warn against attacks on your website. Cloudflare does have a “FREE” version, however we suggest paying the $20.00 per month (It’s worth it we promise).
These services work by distributing your content on more than just the server you always normally operated on. Look at it as having servers all over the country that can can deliver content at the same rate no matter where you are. Normally if you had a server based out of Atlanta, GA and someone was visiting your site in Palo Alto, CA, well the content without a CDN will take longer to reach the end user. If you have a CDN then you would have a server that could distribute that content closer to them. CDN’s also help with caching, firewalls, redirecting and much more! We highly recommend using one if you’re a small to mid sized company and have a decent amount of traffic to your website.
Technology over the past few years has changed with servers, such as software and hardware that is available to the average person now. Upgrading your server to more RAM and run Solid State Drives can help increase speed alone. Most people don’t know this and man SEO (Search Engine Optimization) companies don’t either! It’s crazy!
Yes! That is exactly what we are saying!
Always remember that some companies out there will sell you everything but what they promise. We have years of experience with web design and development and SEO. Our professionals study the are of this industry so we can provide better for our clients.
If you would like more information on how we can speed your site up feel free to contact us via email at [email protected]
We are located in Metro Atlanta in Buford, GA. We can help you no matter where you are in the United States! We are an american owned and operated company and we outsource nothing!