1. Run your website through site speed test tools
Resources online allow you to learn more about your website’s speed and optimization. These insights provide a helpful starting point to understand what is currently happening on your website, and how you can begin to make changes to improve your website.
Check out Our 2 Favorite website optimization performance sites:
Google Page Speed Insights – All roads lead to Google, so it’s important to see how Google sees you
GT Metrix – This is our favorite source for accurate insights and suggestions
What to look at on your site speed report
- Load Time: As a general rule, if your site loads in less than 3 seconds you’re good.
- Image Optimization: If you notice a large number of images are able to be optimize by a large percentage 50-99%, this is something you should definitely look into doing and is usually the biggest reason a website takes time to load
- Server Optimization: Your host is responsible for making sure certain settings are enabled for better loading speed. If you see any issues in the site speed report related to hosting, ask your host how they can help you
2. Optimize your Images
One of the easiest ways to increase your website load speed is to optimize your images by reducing their size. You can do this within programs like Photoshop, or with plugins like WPSmush (if you have a WordPress website). When resizing your images you will want to make sure that they are only as large as they need to be for the size of the screen.
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On the web where transparency is everything, take a look at your website and ask yourself the following questions:
- Does my website clearly reflect my company services and capabilities?
- Does my website include my business credentials, licenses, awards?
- Does my website convey myself, staff or team members accurately with current photos?
These are easy questions to ask yourself and identify the answer. Remember, once the search engines find you and a visitor clicks on your website link, it’s your time to shine. It’s your moment one to one. Talk to your web designer about this and see if they can help you with any updates to your website.
Hope this was helpful.
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Support for Joomla 1.5 has officially ended. It was originally released in January of 2008. Customers running this older version can expect to be contacted from RGB Team Web in the next few weeks. What should you expect in the mean time? Will your 1.5 site will stop working? Your site will continue to work as it always has. However, Joomla’s developers will not be releasing new versions for Joomla 1.5, so you can not receive bug fixes or security fixes. In addition, most components for the Joomla 1.5 are no longer available and hosting platforms may become expensive because your site would need to live on a legacy server. For this reason, it’s recommended to migrate away from 1.5 as soon as possible. Our recommendations will include an upgrade to Joomla 3.2 or when released Joomla 3.5. This move will ensure your website is optimal for security and for the recent browser versions and mobile devices that have been introduced since 2008.
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