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Have you ever been to a slow site and it felt like it took hours to load? You look down at your computer clock and really only 30 seconds have gone by. That is how quickly you can lose a potential client. We have become a very impatient world. We want everything and we want it NOW.
But that is just the user experience on a slow site. The real question is “Does your website speed effect your ranking?”. Will your slightly slower site be penalized by Google and other search engines when you clients are even looking for you?
In this easy to understand graphic, we see that 1 second makes all the difference in the world. And after just 6 short weeks of poor load times, your site can lose 75% of it’s traffic to that page.
The very first thing that I suggest that you do is to check the speed of your site HERE.
If you have a low ranking you might want to follow some of the Google Guidelines to pre-load your most popular pages to increase your site’s overall performance.
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Let us know more about your site. How is your website was loading?
Infographic created by QuickSprout