How to Make My Website Load Faster? This was the question asked by many users these days, because Google is changing their Search Algorithm in which it is mainly focusing on Page Loading Factor. From 2010, Google is going to index the websites that have Faster Page Load Time and User Friendship more than the websites that have Slow Page Load Time. Due to this reason, all the webmasters are concentrating on Page Loading Time to increase their website crawling rate. So, below are the tips that will be useful for you to improve your webpage's appearing time.
1. Remove Unnecessary Widgets / Scripts you do not need:
There are many beautiful widgets out there that make your website look interactive, but at the same time they will slow down page loading time. Why because, each widget / script will be referenced from different server. So, the HTTP Requests will be more which results in slow loading web page. For this reason, you have to modify the following changes.
A] Remove Unwanted Widgets that takes more load. The page will not appear until the script loads.
B] If you want these widgets, then move them to the bottom of the page. Why because, it takes more time to load if you place these scripts at the starting section of the page.
2. Less Usage of Images for Better Loading Time:
Images are very useful in conveying the messages in a proper way, but these are also the factors affecting page load time. If you use fewer images in the webpage, the page will load faster. But, if you want images, then you can minimize the size of the images using online image converters [Best image format for web is.png]. Also, the images in the layout make the website load slower. So, follow the below tips to optimize images for fast loading of blog or website.
A] Try to remove undesired images from your template and also from post body.
B] If you want to keep the images, then use the properties "Width and Height" for every image. By specifying width and height, the browser will not wait for the image to load completely. Meanwhile, it loads the remaining part of the page along with the image. It saves a lot of time.
C] Reduce the size of the images using Image Converters.
D] Try to upload images to your own hosting to reduce the number of HTTP Requests.
Hint: If you are using blogger, you can host your images in blogger which has unlimited bandwidth.
3. Reduce the CSS Files Size:
CSS means Cascading Style Sheets. If you use table based style in your website, then it will take more time to load. In order to make it run faster, use CSS files. The major advantage of using CSS is that the web browsers cache can directly read the.css file once and returns it instead of reading every time. It saves a lot of time for the browser and our websites will be loaded fast. You can also compress the CSS Files using CSS Optimizer. By using the CSS Optimizer, the unnecessary white space [Including page breaks, spaces, indentations, empty tags etc] can be removed, which makes your code clean.
4. Reduce the number of posts that appear on your Home Page
Every post that appears on your front page should be loaded along with the website, which will make the website load slower. So, if you reduce the number of posts on your homepage, then the loading time will improve. 3 to 4 posts with around 600 words for each post are suitable for a perfect webpage.
NOTE: These tips are mainly based on my experience and are working fine. You should concentrate more on the text content than the flash content, because Search Robots love the text than the flash.