Speed and Security - 2 elements you can't ignore
Wondering which of your website pages are effecting your load times?
Starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches. Here are some resources that can be used to evaluate a website page’s performance.
- Chrome User Experience Report, a public dataset of key user experience metrics for popular destinations on the web, as experienced by Chrome users under real-world conditions
- Lighthouse, an automated tool and a part of Chrome Developer Tools for auditing the quality (performance, accessibility, and more) of web pages
- PageSpeed Insights, a tool that indicates how well a page performs on the Chrome UX Report and suggests performance optimizations
- Use Site Content Page Timings Wondering which of your website pages are effecting your load times? Use Site Content Page Timings.
Popular search engines like Google prioritize sites served over HTTPS. Google has announced a deadline of July 2018 as the date for when Chrome will begin explicitly warning users if a site is insecure. [Link]
Most web hosting providers already provide free HTTPS certificates as well as low cost certificates. Netlify provides this functionality for free, even for custom domains, with their 1-Click SSL through Let’s Encrypt. It time to upgrade your website to HTTPS