There are a wide range of factors that will influence the search engine ranking of your WordPress website. Along with the obvious things like adding better content and building backlinks to your site, one of the best things that you can do to improve your search position is improve your site’s speed.
Fortunately, there are plenty of different ways to improve the speed of your WordPress website, especially if you know a little bit about coding and web development. Here are five of our favourite:
- Use less plugins
Don’t get me wrong, WordPress plugins are extremely useful and you should definitely be using them! However, you need to make sure that you’re only using plugins that are actually helpful, and which actually benefit you and your website. Unfortunately, plugins will slow your site load speed down, especially if you use a lot of complicated ones.
- Optimise your images and videos
Loading images and videos can take a long time, especially if your site is heavy on visual content. It’s important to make sure that you optimise your visual content before you upload it to your website, otherwise your site load speed will be compromised.