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How to Speed Up the Load Time of Your Website

June 5th, 2009 posted by · 2 Comments

Breaking away from the affiliate stuff briefly here, I’ve noticed a lot of landing pages I visit, as well as blogs, load incredibly slowly. Painfully slow in some cases.

This is bad news for your visitor/customer, who will most likely give up within a few seconds and leave your site. Load time is crucially important, and here is a quick tip that anyone can use to speed up their websites.

Load your CSS first, and then your JavaScript

  1. Place your CSS in your <head> tag above your body.
  2. Load your JavaScript before you close your </body> tag.

If you don’t want to physically move around tags because it may mess up your formatting, just add this line to your code: <script defer=’defer’>

I’ve used this little trick in all of the websites I own and have noticed an increase in load time. If you want to check for yourself, you can see the exact amount of time your site takes to load by Googling ‘website speed test’. You’ll find dozens of websites to help you do this.

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  1. MLDina MyAvatars 0.2

    Great suggestion- I know a few bloggers and online marketers who could use this tip. Maybe I’ll casually drop it into conversation… 🙂

  2. blinkky MyAvatars 0.2

    Thanks for the tip. I might try this. Maybe I can speed my blog =)