Speed up your site
We have all had that frustrating experience of waiting a long time for a single web page to load. The consumer of your website is looking forward to viewing your page within a couple of seconds. Today, people expect a website to load within few seconds. Unfortunately, if it doesn’t load, clients tend to leave your website and visit another fast and readily available competitor’s site. The truth, however, is that website load times often exceed 5 seconds in New Zealand because of our location and the closest data centre available.
The page speed optimization service will focus on improving the speed or load time of your webpages. The load time refers to the duration it takes an entire webpage to load, including its text content, images, and videos. In addition, this service will also prioritise the mobile user experience, because more than 50% of NZ's internet traffic is through mobile devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A GOOD PAGE SPEED?
A good page speed is anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds. A load time of more than 15 seconds is longer than users expect, and it leads to shoppers spending their money elsewhere, thus leading to your business losing revenue.
HOW CAN I CHECK MY WEBSITE’S PAGE SPEED?
If you’re worried about your page speed, check it for free. Google offers PageSpeed Insights that assess the speed of your webpages on mobile and desktop devices. The best part is you can access your page speed report in an instant. Just enter your website’s URL and click the “Analyze” button.
Gmetrix is also another standard tool that you can use to test your page speed. https://gtmetrix.com/
WHAT DOES IT COST TO IMPROVE MY SITE SPEED IN NEW ZEALAND?
In 2020, page speed optimization services cost anywhere between $500 to $5000 in New Zealand. We generally suggest a site audit to begin with, after which we will be able to provide you with recommendations. Prices depend on several features, including your site’s size, format, and your service provider’s experience and service plan. While some agencies charge a flat rate, most page speed optimization prices use an hourly rate.
WHAT DETERMINES PAGE SPEED OPTIMIZATION PRICES?
The four features that have the most impact on page speed optimization prices include:
- Website Size
- Page Speed
- Project Hours
- Website Platform
WHAT WE CAN DO ON YOUR SITE TO INCREASE SPEED PERFORMANCE?
- Use webmaster tools and draw insights
- Image optimization
- Optimize browser cache
- Add or optimize existing CDN
- Avoid HTTP 404 errors and bad requests
- Reduce cookie size
- Minifying CSS. Minifying HTML. & Java Script
- Enabling gzip compression
- Checking characters set in the meta tag
- Checking landing page redirects
- Minimizing redirects & reduce request size
- Optimize the order of styles and scripts
- Make fewer HTTP requests
- Work on optimizing first meaningful paint
- Serve resources from a consistent URL