Make sure your website is fast
Website site speed is now crucial. And not even because Google has come out and said it is important or that it is part of the infamous Google Ranking Algorithms. It needs to be fast so you can keep your website visitors from leaving before the site even loads on their screen.
A simple way to look at site speed is this. When you are on your mobile, and you need to look something up, what do you do if the site you are trying to get to doesn’t load fast enough? If you are like most people, you abandon the website. Whatever site it is, if it is too slow you will find another site for the information you need. It is as simple as that.
Consider this amazing infographic from Kissmetrics. According to the data, 49% of website visitors will leave your site if it takes longer than 10 seconds to load. 10 seconds may seem like a long time, but when we are talking mobile phones that are NOT on high speed internet, 10 seconds goes by quickly.
Consider this source for some amazing statistics about what is happening with mobile and the internet.
Do you have a mobile plan for your website?
After reviewing the infographic, what is your plan to address the speed of your website?
Source: Kissmetrics Infographic
Finally, use this tool to test your website. It will tell you exactly how fast (or slow) your website is.