7 Ways To Speed Up Your Website

Website loading speed is an important factor in gaining traffic and increasing rankings. As Google pushes their stand on inclusion of speed in their algorithm, web developers continue on discovering ways to adhere with this laborious task.

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The 7 Easy Ways

Beyond any web development technicalities, there are actually 7 easy steps to achieve an incredibly fast website speed.

Always Perfect and DoubleCheck Your HTML Codes

Error-free coding says it all, and ensuring your HTMLs are perfectly clean is necessary. Always keep your tags and links fixed because it is essential to your load speed time. We all know that slight coding errors slow a website’s function.

Avoid Flash Animations, Java Script

Have you seen a website page with a Flash Animation on it? It’s slow, right? That’s what happens when a web page has tons of it. Aside from making a page load slower, they are not so SEO-friendly, either, because search engines have no capacity to read these flashy images and animations.

Manage Your Content Properly

There are cases when a website’s contents all round up in one corner, this is bad because they destroy the readability of the site and slow down the loading time. For this, managing and spreading your content neatly would be the simple answer. Nobody wants to visit a cluttered website, so have your sites cleaned to attract visitors.

Graphic Buttons Are So 2002

Few years back, graphic buttons became a Web sensation. Remember the Smiley and Disney buttons? They were too popular years ago. Sadly, there are still sites that have these on their pages. Well, artistic text links (beautified through CSS3) are the new pop. They are simpler and make your website load faster.

Replace Tables With Div Tags

There is nothing wrong with tables, you just have to use it sparingly, or else, having plenty of them in your system will drag your site slow and sluggish, so just replace it with Div Tags.


SSI files have some used codes that can be reused by some other pages in a site. This helps in maintaining your site easily, and improves your website speed.

Check Your Website Speed Regularly

Regularly checking your website on sites like Page Speed Online will help you improve your site speed. Knowing what’s lacking and what needs improvement in your internal web speed optimization will push you to achieve an almost perfect website in no time. In addition, always check your W3C codes and CSS validity to keep you updated on what’s happening on your site.

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  • Ramsez Stamper

    I hate to say this, but these are “general knowledge” statements on website speed. An article like this should really go into compression scripts, like minifying your js files, using a CDN to store images and videos so your own server doesn’t have to server up the bandwidth. Things like reducing the number of http requests a browser must make to get all the data. Using image sprites, etc. There’s sooooo much more to “speeding up your website” than what you covered here. Maybe read up on it and write an “advanced” version of this?

    • Dade

      Completely agree. Not to mention there’s a LOT of borderline advice here. Avoid Javascript? Seriously? Avoid tables, but at least mention tables should be used for tabular data and nothing else. Graphic buttons are still ok since HTML5 / CSS3 adoption is not universal across all browsers right now.

    • Ryan Keefer

      Was about to leave pretty much the same comment. Ramsez Stamper beat me to it. Minification, gZip and CDNs are all key.

    • soyyo

      jajajaja… this comment was more helpfull than the one from the author.

  • Kristian

    Sorry, but using SSI (Server-Side Includes) does NOT “improve your website speed” as stated in this article!

    Web servers (such as Apache HTTPd) process and output SSI files an order of magnitude slower than static files (e.g. HTML, CSS, etc).

    Server-side scripting like SSI/PHP/ASP may help organise your code to reuse parts of pages again without editing many static files. But you pay a serving speed penalty for this convenience. You certainly don’t “improve your website speed”, unless using it to replace archaic 90s-style framesets with single pages or something similar.

  • http://www.tomcash.co.uk Tom Cash

    Interesting read. I am very focused on website speed myself and one thing I found helped a lot was the use of a content distribution network (CDN).

    Storing all my layout and re-used images, CSS and JS on a sub-domain.

    For a more recent job of mine it took loading times down from 3.6 seconds to 0.7!

    Worth doing.

    Also – minimising JS and CSS is another good trick… ;)

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    My website speed is 70+ is that good ?

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    I think it’s important for people to understand the basics of loading times first. It’s amazing how many people still have all their styles in their html page rather than an external style sheet still. panic attack symptoms

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    These are perfect tips! I’m always looking for a way to increase speed for my blog.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Avoiding the flash images is important to have a fast website. Thanks for these tips.