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18 January, 2016

How to prevent visitors leave your website because of long wait times

[rt_heading style=”style-1″ size=”h2″]Do not let your visitors wait when they visit your website[/rt_heading]

Speed is an important factor when developing a website. A visitor who must wait several seconds for a slow website loads often get tired and leave the site in frustration. By speeding up the speed of the site, so it is perceived and executed more rapidly, you can avoid your visitors to leave it.

By following these tips you will be able to optimize your site so the visit is perceived more quickly without the delays and excessively long loading times.

[rt_heading style=”style-1″ size=”h3″]Checklist on how to optimize your website for a better experience![/rt_heading]
[rt_chained_contents style=”1″ align=”left”][rt_chained_content icon_name=”icon-resize-small” title=”Compress components with gzip”]Compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response. Gzip is the most popular and effective compression method currently available and generally reduces the response size by about 70%. Approximately 90% of today’s Internet traffic travels through browsers that claim to support gzip.[/rt_chained_content][rt_chained_content icon_name=”icon-gauge” title=”Make fewer HTTP requests”]Decreasing the number of components on a page reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page, resulting in faster page loads. Some ways to reduce the number of components include: combine files, combine multiple scripts into one script, combine multiple CSS files into one style sheet, and use CSS Sprites and image maps.[/rt_chained_content][rt_chained_content icon_name=”icon-logout” title=”Add Expires headers”]Web pages are becoming increasingly complex with more scripts, style sheets, images, and Flash on them. A first-time visit to a page may require several HTTP requests to load all the components. By using Expires headers these components become cacheable, which avoids unnecessary HTTP requests on subsequent page views. Expires headers are most often associated with images, but they can and should be used on all page components including scripts, style sheets, and Flash.[/rt_chained_content][rt_chained_content icon_name=”icon-code” title=”Put JavaScript at bottom”]JavaScript scripts block parallel downloads; that is, when a script is downloading, the browser will not start any other downloads. To help the page load faster, move scripts to the bottom of the page if they are deferrable.[/rt_chained_content][rt_chained_content icon_name=”icon-cog-alt” title=”Minify JavaScript and CSS”]Minification removes unnecessary characters from a file to reduce its size, thereby improving load times. When a file is minified, comments and unneeded white space characters (space, newline, and tab) are removed. This improves response time since the size of the download files is reduced.[/rt_chained_content][rt_chained_content icon_name=”icon-sitemap” title=”Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)”]

User proximity to web servers impacts response times. Deploying content across multiple geographically dispersed servers helps users perceive that pages are loading faster.

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Questions about how to prevent the visitors leave your site?

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns, we will help you to analyze and optimize your website so you get more visitors to stay.

P.S: A good tip is to start analyzing your site and see how well optimized it is today. There are several good methods and services to test your site with and get suggestions for practical tips and trix for optimizing your website.

The tools we use on Webking when we analyze sites are:
  1. YSlow  (browser plugin) 
  2. Pagespeed  
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About Robert Jansz, Webking
Med sin höga ambition får Robert det komplicerade att verka enkelt och han tillför det ovärderliga kunnande som skapar trygghet för kunden
Robert är alltid tydligt engagerad och visar ett starkt driv för att få saker gjorda. Han är ett föredöme i konsultrollen och hans kombination mellan affärsmässighet, tekniskt kunnande och social förmåga sticker ut. Robert är en entreprenör som får det komplicerade att verka enkelt och skapar en trygghet åt sina kunder Han inspirerar med sin strävan att alltid leverera det bästa - han ser nya perspektiv och alternativa lösningar och tillför ett ovärderligt kunnande. Robert har en förmåga att på ett engagerat och professionellt sätt ta sig an sina kunder och hans arbete präglas av mycket hög kvalitet och ett optimalt resultat. Han är en utmärkt lagspelare som verkligen inspirerar och utvecklar andra. Robert vill göra skillnad och han har en förmåga att kunna driva på ett utvecklingsarbete. Han är lyhörd mot kunden, har en mycket hög ambitionsnivå och hans engagemang är kombinerat med en stor ödmjukhet. Reputation Resumé : Sammanställningen baseras på svar från 9 kollegor och kunder som lämnat svar anonymt mars 2013. Detta har analyserats av Per Frykman AB. Sammanställningen baseras på svar från 9 kollegor och kunder som lämnat svar anonymt 2013.

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