How important is site speed for SEO? [Infographic]
We recently wrote a post looking at the importance of page load speed for SEO and how it is important for a couple of reasons:
- Faster sites provide a better user experience
- Faster sites are ranked better in Google
There is some debate over what elements of site speed affect rankings; whether it’s overall time to download the content of a page or whether it is the time to first bite speed. Either way, we know that it is crucial that you are working on improving your site speed and looking at both of these factors is the best way to tackle the issues.
US-based cloud infrastructure company SingleHop have produced an excellent infographic to help demonstrate some of the key areas you should be working on and a set of best practices which you can see below. Some of these best practices include caching content, minifying your scripts, and hosting your website on a scalable resource like a virtual private cloud.