Jessica McKay is an intuitive counsellor who offers intuitive readings online, as well as online courses. Jessica approached me because she was finding that her WordPress website was taking too long to load.
A slow-loading website is more than just an annoyance — it can turn potential customers away from your site, and that’s not good! It can also affect your SEO; many search engines (including Google) can rank your website lower in their search results if it loads slowly.
I generally aim to make most website homepages load in under 2 seconds if possible.
The first thing I did for Jessica was use GTmetrix to measure her homepage’s load speed and analyse it for any issues. This revealed that her homepage was taking nearly 8 seconds to load, and had numerous issues that were affecting the load time:
I also resized several of Jessica’s images that were much bigger than they needed to be for the web.
The end result was that Jessica’s homepage loaded much more quickly — in just one second in fact!
Jessica now has a website that loads quickly for her and her customers, delivering a great experience. Her site also now has a good chance of ranking more highly in search engines!
My website was so slow! It took so much longer to load than the other professional websites I was visiting online. I felt like such an amateur! My hosting company tried to help me, but their help was limited. Even though I knew how to edit my WordPress site, I didn’t have the time in my business to devote to learning the technical aspects of website speed.
I was having trouble finding someone to help me with this when a friend referred me to Matt Doyle. He was so easy to work with, he did an amazing job! My website went from scoring a “C” to an “A.” It is much faster and I’m no longer embarrassed by how long it takes for my website to load. I’m so grateful!