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Enjoy our all inclusive WordPress speed optimisation services.

At Digital Next, when it comes to WordPress speed optimisation, nothing is half baked. From outlining absolutely every millisecond that can be improved with your website to road-mapping a smooth development rollout, you will be amazed at how much time you can save your visitors. Take a look at the top 10 things we take into consideration when speeding up WordPress websites.

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Hosting Assessment

Nobody drives a Ferrari with a Kia engine inside. We’ll assess your hosting plan and ensure that your engine is up to the task of powering your website.

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Image Optimisation

Poorly optimised images cause server bloat. Fact. As part of our speed optimisation services, we’ll ensure that you images are lightweight and full of clarity.

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Image Lazy Loading

To further improve your images have your website, we will install lazy load functionality that ensures images are loaded when a user reaches them.

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Asset Optimisation

Whenever a user loads your pages, assets are loaded. But what if you could prioritise the order of these assets to ensure the top of the page loads first?

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Plugin & File Cleanup

From unnecessary themes to outdated plugins or deactivated code, we’ll ensure that anything that is not being use is safely removed from your website.

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Database Optimisation

Once you have used your website for a file, your database will have a lot of information that you probably don’t need. We’ll sweep through and clean out the junk.

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Broken Link Checks

A commonly missed WordPress speed optimisation tactic is fixing broken links. Each broken link creates unnecessary server requests; slowing you down.

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PHP Upgrades

All good WordPress hosting companies use the latest version of PHP. However, if they don’t, we’ll help you upgrade to faster PHP versions for quicker page speeds.

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Background Processes

By optimising your background processes, we can ensure that your website does not decide to perform tasks like backups and the most inconvenient times.

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Browser & Server Cache

Last but not least, we’ll ensure that WordPress website serves static pages to your customers through browser and server caching instead of dynamic files.

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Why you should speed up your WordPress website right now.

There’s no denying that Google loves fast websites, what with the recent core web vital algorithm update. But, did you know that 47% of customers expect websites to load in 2 seconds?

With strong correlations between WordPress speed and conversion rates, can you really afford to miss out on 100’s of customers each time your website moves at a snail’s pace?

Other than providing a more seamless user experience, investing in WordPress speed optimisation services is an extremely smart choice and often, a one-time investment (for a good while).

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Improved SEO

Websites that load quickly are more likely to be favoured by Google. In fact, Google recently started penalising websites that were too slow out of the gates. Can you afford to lose traffic?

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Conversion Rate

For every second your website takes to load, your customers are less likely to interact with your business. On average, 47% of customers will not wait longer than 2 seconds for websites.

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User Experience

We’ve all been frustrated by slow loading WordPress websites. Do you really want to be that business that your customers *sigh* at when they come and visit?

Supercharge your website.

Discover how much growth you can achieve by just being that little bit faster. Get your free WordPress speed optimisation strategy now.

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Emily Holmes, Digital Next - Digital Designer

Let’s make Google ❤️ your WordPress website.

The beauty of choosing Digital Next for WordPress speed optimisation services lies within our diverse range of skills across the Google search landscape. Not only will we speed up your WordPress website, but we can also advise on how your website should be structured to ensure that Google loves that little bit more. If you are looking for a ‘can do’ agency to transform your WordPress website, reach out to our team for your free consultation today.

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There’s not much our WordPress speed experts have not seen.

Over the years, we have transformed the most horrific websites into state of the art digital presences. So, when we say there is no challenge we are not up to task for resolving, we are not joking. Challenge our website speed optimisation experts today.

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Steven Lord

Marketing Manager

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Emily Holmes

Digital Designer

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Sam Shepherd

Head of Content

Frequently asked website
speed optimisation questions

We’re strong advocates of educating our clients on all aspects of digital marketing. When it comes to WordPress speed up services, this is no different. Take a look at some of the most commonly asked WordPress speed optimisation questions.

Do plugins slow down WordPress?

Yes, plugins do slow down your WordPress website design. Each plugin creates new lines of code that are added to your WordPress pages and subsequently increase your pages loading time. While all plugins do slow down your website, some are more vicious than others. In fact, there are some plugins that will cause absolutely minimal impact on your page load times.

A good course of action is to test your website both before and after installing a new plugin to assess any detrimental effects this has had on your page load speed. In addition to this, it is always recommended to pay for a website developer to build functionality for you rather than using a plugin to band-aid something because you couldn’t wait a few weeks for something to be developed. Each time you do this, you are feeding your WordPress website with unhealthy goodies.

What makes WordPress slow?

Out of the box, WordPress is an extremely lightweight content management system. However, just like watching what you eat, you need to be careful what you feed WordPress with as the platform is not self-healing.

There are many factors to consider when assessing what is slowing down your WordPress website. However, the biggest culprits are typically your website hosting server, excess plugins, redundant theme code and a pre-built WordPress theme that is absolutely littered with junk.

Regardless of how slow your WordPress website has become, our WordPress page speed optimisation services will ensure that no stone is left unturned.

How to backup WordPress websites?

Truthfully, there is no such thing as the ‘best’ speed test website. Each WordPress speed testing website will give you a varied set of results and recommendations. This can become confusing for both you and your internal website developers.

However, as with most things digital, your best course of action is to test a couple of websites and generate an average score. To start, we would recommend you try GTMetrix and also Google Page Speed Insights to give you an idea of overall speed alongside quick recommendations to improve your pages load time. Remember, each of these tools will only assess a single URL at a time and therefore it is important to check multiple URLs.

Is speeding up WordPress worth the hassle?

Yes, absolutely. When you consider that WordPress speed up services are typically a single fixed cost that will last you at least a year (depending on how drastic you change your website), the return on investment is phenomenal.

As a simple analogy, let’s assume that you operate an eCommerce store and your conversion rate sits around 2% with your revenue approximately $5,000 per month as an average. By engaging with WordPress speed optimisation services, you can expect to see conversion rate improvements anywhere in the region from 0.5% to 2%. That would increase your revenue by $2,500 per month as a bare minimum.

Conversion rate optimisation is a vital step with digital marketing and improving the speed of your WordPress website is a great place to begin. Contact our WordPress speed optimisation experts today to find out more about how you can quickly shift the needle on your conversion rate by speeding up WordPress today.

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