Weebly SEO Tip 8: Improve Loading Speed of Website
A slow site could not only get ranked lower, but may also disrupt the search engine crawlers from walking through your site.
A site’s loading speed could be influenced by several factors ranging from the location of servers, bad coding, large files and images on pages, slow connection from where you site is served.
Multiple factors influence the loading speed of your site. Running pagespeed will reveal the deficiencies.You can check your site’s loading speed at http://pagespeed.googlelabs.com/ . The speed checker also provides recommendations on what changes can improve the performance. You may not be able to change every thing. But some things are in your hands.
Your site’s loading speed is limited by speed at which your hosting provider’s servers feed them, the number of processes running at the time, the number of sites hosted on the server you are sharing.
Weebly, Yola and other hosted CMS solution providers can not give you much control to adjust the server settings for your site. You will not be able specify how the caching for your site should work. But you can adjust things like reducing the number of images on your pages, compressing the images to the required quality, using the number of elements to the minimum necessary etc.
Websites are now accessed from mobile devices and are being served in a different environment. Loading speed is hence gaining more significance and is a measure of professionalism.