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When you add redirection to your website, it takes the server time to do this. It may be only a few fractions of a second, but if you have several redirects it could add up to seconds of extra time your viewers have to wait. The point is some won’t wait!
The mobile index first because most of your users are viewing your website on their mobile device. First make sure that your website is properly optimized for all mobile devices, then worry about desktop.
Don’t post giant images on your website or blog. As photographers we always feel we need to post the best quality photo on our website, we want to should clients we can deliver beautiful photos. The issue is these high quality photos are huge and take forever to load, now imagine you have 10-15 of them on one page. Bye-bye viewers.
Don’t hold up your website loading time for a video, let another app do that for you to save time. Video is a great way to get clients’ attention but only if it loads fast!
Choose the right hosting company. I love working with the Showit platform, I feel it has a great server response time.
There are many resources that are available on this topic. Some are much too technical for beginners. So I have created a free Website Review Checklist download for your website usability and SEO, which you can grab below. Also coming soon is the SEO Made Simple guide for photographers. Though it’s translated to other industries the examples are specific to photographers. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know when the guide & workbook will be released!
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