How can I increase my website speed?

nandlalinks61
Tourist
5 0 2

Can someone tell how to increase the speed of a website? this is my website.

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Blair
Shopify Staff
1938 258 228

Hi @nandlalinks61,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community! I'm happy to provide some assistance with improving your site speed, to ensure this gets resolved. 

 

To get started, I've gone ahead and made a few suggestions that may help improve your site speed. There are 4 main reasons customers will experience slow loading times including: 

 

  • Too many apps trying to load at one time: The more apps that are running at once, the longer the loading times will be. Determine if you really need all those apps and If you're not using them at all, then you should remove them. I know you mentioned you've recently added some new features, are these with the help of apps? 
  • Theme customizations: When you edit or customize themes, file sizes can increase and affect your store speed. If you have a heavily customized theme, this may be something to take into consideration. 
  •  Image sizes: The larger the image size and the more videos and slideshows you display, the longer it will take to load. We also have a great blog article with 10 Must Know Image Optimization Tips
  • The end-user/customer browser, device, and internet connection: This is something you won't have control over of course, but it is good to keep in mind. 

 

Additionally, I recommend checking out our Improving Your Online Speed Score document as it touches on a few more tips and suggestions. If you are using a Free Shopify Theme, we may be able to investigate further to provide basic performance improvements. You can learn more about the support available, in our Support For Themes document. 

 

You may also consider hiring a Shopify Expert. They are trusted third-party agencies and freelancers that work to help improve your business! To learn more, you can check out our Expert Marketplace

 

Please let me know if there's anything else I can assist with. 

Blair | Shopify 
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flareAI
Shopify Partner
2405 223 537

Hello @nandlalinks61,


Good day! Gina from flareAI  app helping Shopify merchants get $7Million+ in sales from Google Search, on autopilot.


Improving the speed of your Shopify site is essential for providing a positive user experience and potentially boosting your search engine rankings. Here are some steps you can take to increase the speed of your Shopify site.


-> Opt for a lightweight and well-coded theme. Some themes are better optimized for speed than others.


-> Reduce unused JavaScript and defer loading scripts until they are required to decrease bytes consumed by network activity.


-> Use compressed and properly sized images. Shopify has built-in tools to help you compress images without losing quality.


-> Third-party code can significantly impact load performance. Limit the number of redundant third-party providers and try to load third-party code after your page has primarily finished loading.


-> A CDN distributes your site's assets (images, scripts, stylesheets) across multiple servers around the world, reducing the distance between the user and the server and thereby improving load times.


-> Excessive redirects can slow down your site. Limit the use of redirects and ensure they are used only when necessary.


-> Leverage browser caching to store static resources on a user's computer, reducing the need to download them again on subsequent visits.


-> Enable Gzip compression to reduce the size of your CSS, JavaScript, and HTML files.


-> A slow server response time can significantly affect your site's speed. Consider using a reliable and fast hosting provider.


-> Ensure text remains visible during webfont load. Leverage the font-display CSS feature to ensure text is user-visible while webfonts are loading.


-> Search engines may use href attributes on links to crawl websites. Ensure that the href attribute of anchor elements links to an appropriate destination, so more pages of the site can be discovered.


-> Implement lazy loading for images and videos so that they only load when they come into the user's viewport.


-> Many users access Shopify stores from mobile devices. Ensure that your site is optimized for mobile speed and usability.


-> Regularly monitor your site's speed using tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, or Pingdom. Test different optimizations to see their impact.


Please don't hesitate to reach out if you require any additional assistance. If you find the answer helpful give it a Like and ✓ Mark it as an Accepted Solution.


Gina

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