4 new innovative page speed improvement ideas – Alexa Flash Briefing Skill (SEO Tips)
Looking to improve your page speed? I have discovered a few new tips.
Hello, thanks for listening to SEO tips today.
You may know that how fast your pages load (or page speed) is a part of Google’s ranking algorithm. I already recommend that clients use Google’s Pagespeed Insights tool to see what specific areas are causing their pages to load slowly. Often it’s a slow server, large and non-optimized images, dirty code, too many server requests, etc. You should definitely start with the tool and see what recommendations it provides.
But! There are also other things you can do to improve how fast your pages load.
I ran across the great post the other day on Moz by Tom Anthony with four out of the box ideas for improving page speed.
The post highlighted new tips I was not aware of like:
- You can flip icons to SVG format, compress them and then serve them inline (in the HTML code) which eliminates round trips to the server to download them – i.e. saving time.
- You can also inline .pngs.
- You can create a dropdown box without JS and CSS – in native HTML with the HTML datalist element more here.
- “Read more” can also be implemented with native HTML
So that’s my tip for today. Check your page speed and talk to your developers about these additional options for speeding up the loading of your pages.
Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for another SEO tip.