No one likes waiting for a slow webpage to load. It feels like a total waste of your time and can be frustrating when you’re trying to look something up or complete a simple task quickly. Load speed is a big deal and can have a direct impact on your SEO work and your client conversion rate. The good news is that the sources of your slow load speeds are likely common issues that can be addressed.
Common Causes of Slow Load Speeds
Image size – This is the most common cause of slow load speeds. You’re going to want high quality images on your webpage to make it more attractive. What you don’t want is large image files on those pages. The larger the image file, the longer it will take to load that page. To avoid this problem, simply compress your images. It’s easy to do, and there are even free tools that you can use to get the job done.
Plugins, widgets, and apps – There are some plugins and widgets that seem like a must have for your site, but be wary. Pretty much any third-party script will slow down your site and increase loading times. You should check the performance of each individual plugin you want to use to see how it affects your site. Don’t overload your site with potentially harmful additions.
Site file size – All the code needed for the design, theme, and everything else in your site can get pretty hefty. If these files are too large, say goodbye to fast loading times. A well-made and optimized site will implement options like minification to compress everything and improve load times on your site.
How NKP Medical Can Help
These are just a few of the small things that can make a noticeable difference, but there are tons of other technical issues that may be slowing down your site. Many of these require attention from skilled experts in the field. That’s where NKP Medical can help you.
Our team of developers comb through all the details of your site, identify any potential issues that can lead to slow loading times, and make the necessary adjustments to keep your site running as fast as possible. Contact us today to speak with one of our representatives and get started on your site.