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Making your website faster is not only important for user experience, but it’s also incredibly important for search engine optimization. A slow website can lead to fewer pageviews and, even worse, a drop in rankings for top-performing pages.


Website Evaluation

First, we run several speed tests on your website, including Pingdom Speed Test and Google’s PageSpeed Insights to get multiple points of view. We’ll also look at areas that could cause poor load times, such as the time to first byte (or server speed), server logs, and script errors.

In addition to the above, we run tests in different regions to see how international visitors experience your website.

Hosting Speed
Server speed is often the biggest barrier, as most new companies go with cheap hosting to save on costs. This can be detrimental to site speed and could lead to a Google penalty that drops your site from top positions in search.


Page Size Reduction

The next step of our process is to reduce the page size and number of requests. These two things go hand in hand with performance and can make a significant difference in page speed. We also recommend optimizing images for even faster load times.

Image Compression
Image compression can be tricky, especially when it comes to serving high-quality images at the lowest possible size. We look at the image size you are serving to your visitors and compare them to the actual size of the image on the server to see if we can make a reduction. Then, after cropping images down to size, we’ll run all your images through compression tools to further optimize the size for optimal load time.


Caching & Fine Tunning

Once we make the fixes from our page speed analysis and reduce image sizes, then we’ll look at caching your entire site. This process involves minifying your css and javascript files to decrease the total size and number of requests while also taking advantage of disk and memcache.

Content Delivery Network
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a set of servers in various locations across the world. When someone connects to a website that uses a CDN, it figures out a server location that is closest to the user and serves assets from that location. This helps page load time, as the assets have a shorter distance (therefore shorter time) to get to the user.

We don't work with just anyone,

and neither should you...

Bold Yeti is selective about who we work with because we know a good fit will always lead to amazing results. Contact us to see if your project is right for us.