Test Your Website Loading Speed

Make sure that you don’t lose out on any potential business due to slow website loading speed.

Are you losing potential customers due to a slow website?

If your website takes over 3 seconds to load – you will be missing out on business.

For every extra half a second a website takes to load, you will be losing 20% of your website traffic. Can you afford to miss out?

Website visitors will be expecting your website to load in less than 2 seconds. That might seem really quick but that’s the reality of attention spans nowadays. I can get your website loading in that timescale by optimising each of the areas below.

  • Images

    Uncompressed images, incorrectly sized images and incorrect formats of images drastically slows your website down.

  • Fonts

    Uncompressed fonts make the site more data-heavy than is required.

  • Plugins

    Too many plugins, using multiple plugins for the same task or large plugins will slow your website down. An example of this is using multiple types of contact forms on your site when only one is required.

  • Code

    Compressions of the website's code can be made, decreasing the data size of the website and therefore allowing faster load speeds.

  • Caching

    Caching allows the website's pages to be stored on the browser so that it doesn't need to retrieve them every time a user visits your site.

  • Site Maintenance

    Plugin updates and database optimisations need to be carried out regularly so that the speed of your website is maintained.

Case Study: Myra McHale

  • How Quickly You Can Interact

    You can interact with Myra's website in just 1 second.

  • Time For First Content To Load

    The first piece of content takes 0.4 seconds to load.

  • Fully Loaded Time

    Myra's website fully loads in 1.6 seconds.

Statistics from GTmetrix as of 4/8/21.

  • How Quickly You Can Interact

    You can interact with Andrea's website in 1.6 seconds.

  • Time For First Content To Load

    The first piece of content takes 1.2 seconds to load.

  • Fully Loaded Time

    Andrea's website fully loads in 1.7 seconds.

Statistics from GTmetrix as of 4/8/21.

Case Study: Andrea Binks

how to test your website load speed

How do you test your website load speed?

There are many tools which can help you to test your website load speed.

The stats above are from GTmetrix, this tool allows you to test your website load speed from specific server locations and gives you a full, downloadable report on your website’s speed. I would recommend this tool above all.

You can also use Google’s website speed tool or Dareboost’s website speed tool which allows you to check your website speed specifically on mobile.

I can also check your website load speed free of charge, just email me.

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, a website takes 3-4 weeks to build with a first draft of the look of the site usually taking 1 week to be produced. We can discuss specific timeframe requirements in our Zoom meetings. The time it takes depends on the content already prepared (text, images and links) and the complexity/size of the site.

Costings are tailored to each website, depending on what functions you would like your website to have and how complex you would like it to be.

This includes: number of pages, specific functions such as membership sign up or reviews and whether you would like to sell your products and services through the website; this is known as an ecommerce website. I am happy to discuss in detail the specific costs for what you would like from your website and any specific budget that you may have for the project.

Yes you can! We can work together to create an online shop for your business with an ecommerce website. This will allow you to sell your products online while still having the functionalities of a traditional website. 

It sure will! All the websites created are optimised for laptop, mobile and tablet devices. This guarantees a positive user experience across all devices for your website. 

Website design and build packages come with 1 year of hosting and domain purchases. We can discuss hosting and domains in more detail in our discovery call.

The process of hosting is purchasing space on a server for your website to live, as if you were purchasing the land to build your home.

After the website goes live, the website is all yours and you have full reins with your new site. I can teach you the basics of how to edit pages and add more content to the website on a Zoom meeting. 

Alternatively, if you would prefer that I make future changes, we can discuss a care package for you to maintain and update the website after it goes live.

You can find examples of websites that I have created on my portfolio page: Website Portfolio

Within the portfolio, there are Ecommerce websites, WordPress websites as well as a range of industry specific websites such as coaching.

All website design work takes place from the UK – I work from Brentwood in Essex. I provide web design in Essex & Brentwood to local business owners and business owners across the globe.