Now that Google has confirmed that a website’s speed – the time it takes for a page to load – is taken into account when considering your website’s position, it’s even more important to ensure your WordPress is working at its most efficient. This is not cause for panic but it is something the anyone using WordPress should have a look at – having lots of shiny plugins and fancies can slow your website/blog – so we’ll look at just what can be done to speed things up a bit.
Take a look at Matt Cutts’ blog post on this subject, and at Google’s Let’s make the web faster page. What we’ll do with you over the next few days is take you through a few things to look at to be sure that your WordPress is not holding you back – and not just because it makes a difference to Google. Your visitors may also decide to not bother if they have to wait for your page to load.
As well as the above links, take a look at Google’s official webmaster blog post for some useful links that can help you research your own site’s speed.
Then in the next Blogmistress post we will take you through a few aspects for consideration and which can speed things up a bit and ensure your WordPress blog or website loads in a timely manner?