Page Load Time Acceleration
Page Load Time Acceleration is always very important for every blogs and website. Bouncing rate may increase if your blog is taking more time to load. If bouncing rate is higher it will affect your blog traffic drastically. So it is always important to maintain your Page Load Time Acceleration in desktops as well as mobiles. First, check your current Page Speed status with Google Page Speed. If it is less, don’t worry, I will recommend the best 10 methods to increase your Page Load Time Acceleration rapidly. After performing the below methods, you can check the Page Speed once more.
Best methods to Increase Page Load Time Acceleration
1.Optimize Image Size and Its Format
If the images used in your blog is large, it will use more bandwidth and reduce your loading time. Even if you try to downsize all the images, it will not be a permanent solution since it will change only the appearance, not the actual size. So the better solution is nothing but install certain plugins such as Smush.It, Image Optimizer, SuperGIF…etc It will take care of the rest thing. These tools will compress the image size automatically.
Dependencies are nothing but a designed program which does a certain task for your website or blog. The best example is plugins. It helps to perform a certain task but funny thing is that certain dependencies will reduce your Page Load Time Acceleration.
Plugins: – Some of the Plugins may reduce Page Speed.
An example is Social Media Plugins. We cannot imagine a blog without social media links or Counters. But it is always recommended to use a CMS (Content management System, an example is WordPress) with In-Built Social Plugins. So reduce the usage of more external plugins since it may reduce Page Speed. Choose a Theme which has more In-Built plugins.
CMS Software: – We generally use WordPress. So this is our CMS. It is your responsibility to update the CMS frequently with latest versions.
Single Tracking Script: – Most of the bloggers use multiple scripts to check Traffic Stats. Example: – Jetpack. Jetpack scripts are already tracking your traffic stats. Meantime if you use Google Analytics it will interrupt your loading time. Use only one script, either Google Analytics or Jetpack.
Whenever a visitor visits your website, it will not only load your website but also load webpage’s Java files, images, and CSS files. It happens on every repeated visit and it reduces the page speed a lot. If you set Caching, your browser will store these resources and retrieve immediately on repeated visits, instead of reloading the whole data and files again. There are many plugins to perform this actions. W3 Total Cache is an example.
Try to avoid redirects, it will increase the speed. But sometimes we cannot avoid certain redirects. So you can do this but it requires additional HTTP. So use plugins to perform redirects.
Safe Redirect is one of the most popular plugins to perform these actions. Also, check your broken links .
5.Avoid Render-Blocking Scripts
You can solve this issue by placing Java scripts at the end of the body. Another method is that, to load asynchronously, use async attribute.
6.Avoid Inline JS and CSS files
It is difficult to avoid these files. But to increase the page load time, keep JS and CSS files on “External Files”. Whenever the page load, the browser will cache these files externally, without reducing your page speed.
7.Use G-Zip Encoding
I hope you already heard about “Zip File Format”. If you download all your articles to your PC, it uses ZIP file format. It is nothing but compressing the entire data into a small format. The Same principle we are using here too to increase our Page Load Time Acceleration. To perform this, you can use a plugin called “Ninja GZip Compression“.
8.Reduce HTTP request
Do all these actions one by one;
- Reduce the image request by using CSS SPRITES
- Use CSS BACKGROUND IMAGE & BACKGROUND POSITION elements to combine background images into a single image.
- Combine Inline-Images into cached STYLESHEETS
- Similarly, combine all Java-Script and CSS files into a single file
9.Reduce Cookie size
Cookies are used to store data. Since in every request, it sent these data. So we cannot avoid this. The solution is nothing reduce the size of the cookies. When you reduce the size of the cookies, it will reduce the size of the data and page speed will improve. Also, destruct the unwanted cookies.
10.Minification of Java-Script & CSS
Minification is nothing but compressing the code. It means renaming variables into the shorter name. Minification will decrease the size and improve your page speed. Use uglify.js to perform this action.
Also, it depends on your hosting package. Try to select always Best Hosting Package. I always recommend VPS Hosting if you have more traffic, but for the beginners, Multi Domain Linux Hosting is more sufficient.
You, except professionals, must not perform all the above actions if you are not knowing about the Back-End. Seek the help of any professionals to do this. I am not trying to degrade you. Non-professional can perform 1,2,3,4,7 & 9 with the help of plugins.