The most frustrating thing for the user is to wait for the website to load. When I heard that in the late 2014 Google would take into account the loading speed of the website and put bad impression for those websites which are slower.
It was a big step to make the internet faster and easy to navigate. The web should be fast, and it should snap and respond quickly to any query. If you are worried about slow loading, you can consider these things to get started.
- Using Flash
Use of Flash on websites is very cool; you can do a lot of amazing things with flash and I like flash websites, but when you are using flash on your website it will take some time to load. It is reasonable to build a website without a flash, but if you do not want to remove flash, then you need to use it in excess.
You can enhance the user experience with flash rather than covering the whole website in a flash. It will help your website to work faster, and you can also compress the files to load faster.
There is another frustrating thing when a visitor visits a flash website, and they cannot load the flash website because they do not have the latest version of the flash player. Provide a link to upgrading the flash player, so that they can easily navigate through your website.
- Using Images
Images are important to attract the attention of the visitors on your website, but sometimes some of the images take a lot of time to load. You can overcome this problem by compressing the image files.
I had a problem while I was reducing the size of the images, their quality decreased while reducing the size. You can use any good image software or any online service to resize your image to your needs.
Always try not to reduce the quality of images because the quality of images is the important thing to consider. Compressing the images will help you to load your website faster, and it will increase the user experience as well.
- Using Java Scripts
- Use Less Widgets
Using the widgets on your website and blog is great; you can easily put many things through the widgets. When I started blogging, I put too many widgets to make my blog look more attractive, but the loading time was significantly increased, and at that time I couldn’t figure out the problem.
Later on, I found it was due to too many widgets on the blog. It might take a lot of time for the users with a slow connection, and after reducing the widgets, speed was increased.
You need to have a fast loading website to maintain good user experiences. When, your website takes too much time to respond, the visitors will get irritated and will have a bad thought about your web. Also slow loading speed will put a bad impact on Search Engine optimization.