Website quick tip #5:
Speed your website up.
Normal everyday web hosting is, generally, very slow. Speciality web hosting providers, on the other hand, use a myriad of tricks and technology to help your website load as quickly as possible.
If your website is taking more than a couple of seconds to load then your customers will start looking elsewhere.
Take a look at your website using Chrome. Open the developer tools window by pressing ctrl+shift+i (cmd+shift+i on a Mac) and then reload the page. In the bottom of the new window it will tell you exactly how long your website took to load. Look for something like “Load: 1.66 s”… that’s how many seconds your site took to fully load. Under 2 seconds is ideal.
Common reasons for a slow website include loading very large images, having too many plugins installed, or being on slow shared web hosting.