Speed of a website – how fast does it load, does it matter?

It matters of course as slow websites aren’t from a site visitors perspective but also Google and the other search engines rank lower for slow sites.

To keep the speed up make sure images are not too big, make them a sensible size, about 800 pals, and compress them – they don’t need to be high resolution for the Internet.

Keep navigation links simple – plain text links are preferred or small compressed images and use a video platform like YouTube to show videos rather than host them yourself.

There are tools to test your site speed that will produce a report like above and guide you how to improve website speed.