GT Metrix Website Performance

In 2021 Google places more importance on scoring your website based on web vitals. This can affect how you appear in the search engines.

You can check out your website health easily with lots of tools. Many website developers use GT Metrix.

My inner geek loves these stats so I ran some reports for the websites I developed for my clients. Slow animations and popups can affect load times so I recently cleaned up a few sites with animations that were unnecessary.

To improve your page speed make sure you keep your website simple, resize images for web, and reduce the special effects. Videos can dramatically slow your website down so consider if that hero video is really needed or could be used more effectively on social media.

In essence, people come to your website to find the information they need, so make it easy for them to find what they are looking for. Website speed is linked to successful SEO (search engine optimisation) so it’s a good idea to make it a priority.

It is important to choose an excellent website host to enhance your performance score, we use Siteground.

From a marketing perspective, everyone loves a large hero image. But slider images can impact your first contentful paint score so if you must have a hero image choose just one. Research shows slider images above the fold are not viewed by users and can slow your design.

The Early Connections Alliance Website is the largest in size, with 16 pages and a number of blogs. The good news – it is performing at 81% with a score of 98% for structure. it also performs well on Google Page Insights with a score of 73. 

Joey Digital works with a select number of clients so we can finely tune your website to keep it in top health and support your marketing needs.

If you would like a website audit – get in touch.

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