• Pat Grady

    “like trying to keep a leaky bucket (your sales funnel) full by adding more water instead of plugging the holes.” Love it!

  • ICS Henry

    stop puting garbage on sites which cause pages to load slow. that is to web publishers. web browsers cache needs to be erased from time to time to increase speed. Avoid add ons and other type of “helpful Garbage” No bar is helpful trust me. They track your information and slow your computer.

  • eDigitalFields

    The page speed has become most importance part considered in search engine ranking algorithm. We use GTmetrics to test page speed and then start improving the loading speed by decreasing page size and other areas.
    http://www.edigitalfields.com/internet-marketing.html

  • http://twitter.com/Jehochman Jonathan Hochman

    Hook up CloudFlare, and it does all the important stuff automatically. It will also correct for a slow server because it intercepts most of the traffic and fulfills HTTP requests through an optimized content delivery network. In the five minutes it takes to deploy CloudFlare you can reap more benefit than fifteen days of work streamlining code and design.

  • Hemanth Malli

    Nice tips to increase the speed of website loading. Good to know about PageSpeed insights tool bar . Thanks !!

  • http://www.yottaa.com/ Bryn Adler

    Awesome article Stoney – thanks! It’s great to start integrating the online marketing and website performance discussions when they are so reliant on each other!

    You have some spot-on suggestions in here, especially when it comes to JavaScript, CSS, and inlining images. I’ve just put together a quick eBook that takes this a bit further and shows how to optimize your on-page order of execution for better user experience. You can check out a blog post preview and download it here: http://www.yottaa.com/blog/bid/281309/How-Website-Order-of-Execution-Impacts-User-Experience-eBook-preview

    Thanks!

    Bryn Adler

  • http://twitter.com/johnpaulmains John Paul Mains

    Good insights. I also highly recommend using some of the image compression services out there like tinypng and jpegmini. Most images simply aren’t sufficiently compressed and this can have a nice impact on time to load as well.

    Another tip for CSS is to combine your files. A CMS like WordPress with all its plugins has a tendency to be overloaded with separate CSS files. Though these are not large, each file takes a little bit of time to load. Combining them together will reduce the number of queries for a given page.