Is your Wix website loads very slow? do you want to speed up Wix site? Many site owners wasting so many hours to boost the website speed to load faster than their competitors. But a few easy tricks can boost your Wix site & it takes just an hour..!! Even Wix Turbo launched to boost Wix site speed, you need to do these 12 tasks. This post is for beginners and also experts who don’t know about this simple task to make a website load faster. Everybody wants to make a website, but nobody thinks about its loading speed. If your website loads slowly, then Google will devalue a little bit, Also, the user will bounce back. Today, Fast Loading websites are getting higher ranks on Google.
Why This Post Is Special For You? & Why This Is More Superior Than Other Posts?
- All these tasks are easy and simple. Anyone can do this. It takes just 1 hour. So no Time-Waste.
- All these points are prepared with real-time test results & confirmation. I also posted speed test result screen shots. So there is No-Doubts
- I wrote tasks one by one with sorting most important. So the first points are very important. So you will get Preference-Sense in website speed.
- There are 100s of ways to boost your site loading speed. But I found only these 7 points take account more than 95% to make a website faster. So no Dump-Works
- I gave all the tasks with very detailed explanations with examples. So there is No-Confusion.
Wait..! What Is My Website Speed? Is It Load Faster?
Wait, Before everything, I Highly recommended to read This 10 Minute Awarded Tutorial
If I said something, it is not my guess, but it is proved experiments. I analyze, make tests & confirm. That’s why I write something after confirming everything with left nothing.
I want to test some random websites to know, how much speed they have.
Let’s See America’s a few Hotel’s Website Speed.
Mandarin Oriental Is One Of The Hotel I picked randomly from the hotels list. Then I tested its website speed. See the result.
Only 67%. It is really bad for them. It loads very slow. They are losing so many customers just because of their website speed. 20% of people will bounce back if any web pages loading takes time according to web data analysis and report from Blomberg Business. People will not wait, because, there are so many hotels. People bounce back and go for another website. There are so many results on Google. At least 20% of People don’t care.
If people bounce back, Google considered, those websites are making a bad experience for its users. So Google will reduce the slow loading website’s SEO ranks.
Day by Day, the harmful effects will increases. So website speed is very important. Google announces it will give more importance to website speed in the coming years. Because, you know, We have no time. We can’t wait for anything. We don’t have the patience to wait to load web pages.
Let’s test another hotel’s website loading speed
I picked another hotel randomly. It was Lotteny Palace. See its website speed.
It is too slow. Only 64%.
Do you want to know, What is my website speed?
Let’s check my website speed.
Are You Surprised?
My Website Is
Faster Than 97% Of All Tested Websites.
How was It possible for me?
I created a new website and named it WebsiteBuilderLy.com because I guide people about how to build a website and I reviewed and finalized the 10 best website builders in the world.
Quickly I understand, just building a website is not enough & building an amazing website is also not enough, But creating an awesome website without slowing the page speed is defines the great web designer. Website Speed is very very important. But my website was very slow. I researched several technics & finally made the top 7 list that accounts or influence the majority of the speed.
These techniques not only for Wix sites, but You can also apply these techniques on Weebly sites, Squarespace sites Jimdo sites, GoDaddy sites or any other sites
After finishing the following 11 tasks, My website speed increased 43% to 97%
read the following steps to increase your Wix site speed up to 97%.1.
Optimize Images For Web – Use This Method To Boost Your Wix Site Speed Without Losing Image Quality.
Importance level – Approximately 50% depending on your site images.
Note: Wix claims, it will automatically optimize images. But it will not. I already tested many times. Wix image optimization is very poor. So before uploading images to your Wix website, optimize without losing the quality of the image using the below techniques.
(Do you need proof of Wix poor image optimization. look at the comment section at the end of this post & see how I solved Yoav’s problem using this easy image web optimization techniques)
You can upload HD or even UHD photos to your website, but before uploading it, you should optimize for the web. It will not reduce the quality of a photo, but it compresses and makes images size (bytes) smaller than the original without losing its quality & dimension or length.
Heavy photos take more time to load. It will affect the overall website speed performance. Also, it will make a negative effect on users.
No website builder optimize images for the web. (i.e Decreasing the file size without reducing the quality of the photo. So that web pages load faster and user satisfaction, click pages & spending quality time will increases. The bounce rate will decreases. So you get more conversion. These all things helps to boost the Google rank. Even you zoom, you see the same quality after the lossless optimization. In fact, it will remove unnecessary generated data & repeated data combination on the photo) Image quality, clarity, dimension & data size are completely Unrelated ..!
Many people think the more those 4 factors, then the more image looks good. But it is a Myth. Optimized Images look better than the photo that has higher factors of those 4. So you should optimize photos before you upload it to the website. We reviewed 100’s of tools to optimize images without losing the quality. But almost all tools reduces the image quality. Finally, we found a tool, that passed all our & photographer’s requirements. That best tool is surprisingly FREE..!!. & Unlimited..! Do you want to know what it is? The answer is Facebook..!! Yes. Create a separate Facebook account or make privacy only you, then Upload images to Facebook & download it…! Yup. The downloaded images perfectly optimized for the web without losing the quality.
If you have a lot of photos, then create an album under the facebook profile -photos section. Make it privacy only you. Upload all photos at a time & download all photos in a single click..!
(Note:- Before upload, resize the image if you want. But NEVER resize after downloading it from Facebook or any optimization tool. Because most of the resize tool increases the size & the optimization get destroy after resizing. But you can drag-drop, decrease & increase image length inside the Wix editor.)
If you want to know more about it, then you should check out this guide -> How To Optimize Images For Web? (92%, But lossless & 4 FREE Ways)
Bonus Tip: Instead of images, Use Wix vector art & shapes whenever possible. It will save a lot. You can drag & drop it from Wix “Add” Menu in the editor.2.
Take Advantage Of Top To Bottom Content Load Rule
Importance level – Approximately 40%
When people just open your website or any of your site pages, then the content loads from top to bottom.
Optimize The Top Part Of The Page That Appears When The Page Loads On Screen. If your top part of the page contains less size and bottom contains big size like lots of images, animations, frames, slideshows, apps, and other web effects, then no problem. Users don’t feel the slow loading page. because the top part loads first. So it loads so quickly. Then slowly bottom parts start to load. 99% of the time users scroll to the bottom after a few seconds. At that time the below the screen fold part page loads completely. Using this simple technique make your site perceived speed upto 90% even your page included a lot of functions. But if you test your site speed on any tools like Wix site speed tester, then the speed may show you slower than the actual perceived speed.3.
Wix Mobile Editor Trick To Speed Up Your Site On Smartphones
Importance level – Approximately 15%
Wix offers you a separate mobile editor to make changes on your web pages that don’t fit on the mobile screen. But using this feature you can boost your mobile speed.
In phones, you don’t need big images. The big images load even phone screens show you small images. So just hide big images and use separate resized images for phones only. The mobile editor will not change your desktop appearance. It depends on the screen size. If the threshold screen size equals to phones, then automatically it loads mobile pages and hides all the desktop only elements.
Lots of features don’t work on phones. Just hide it on the mobile screen.
You can build completely different pages for small screens.
There are separate functions that work on mobile only. Use it and hide related desktop functions on mobile.
If you use Wix mobile editor wisely, then you can significantly boost your mobile page speed.4.
Don’t Use Too Many Animations On a Single Page.
Importance level – Appx. 20%
Animation takes a little bit more energy or bytes to load. This causes a slower page load. The more you apply animations on your page, the more time it takes to load. It doesn’t mean you should not use animations. If you don’t use any images on a page or the page is very low in size, then you can use many animations.
Note: If you want to make an amazing website with a lot of animations (like these amazing WOW-websites trends 2018), still you need your website should load faster, then you should check out this tutorial5.
Use Popular Fonts
Importance level – Appx. 8%
Use popular web fonts like Arial, San Serif etc. Because most of the websites use these fonts. so it already cached in the user’s browser. When a user visited your website, then his browser cache used for fonts. So your website doesn’t need to load the fonts..! It will boost nearly 6% -8% of the website speed.6.
Limit Slideshows & Other Effects
Importance level – Appx. 5%
If you focused on website speed and not the user interface, then you should not use web effects. It makes a little slower to load web pages. Or at least limit the number of slideshows and other web effects. I recommend minimal website designs. However, if you want everything but your website should load fast, then you need to read the tutorial [The link I inserted on the animation section (2end) above.] 7.
Don’t Use Too Many IFrames On a Single Page.
Importance level – Page load decreases exponentially with the number of iFrames. But iFrames are rare cases.
If you want to put different pages on a single page, it will make your website slow down. If you put 1 iFrames, then it will take 2 pages load time. Because iFrames are load as different pages with the main pages at the same time. So the overall page speed will dramatically decrease.
An example of many frames in a page.
Remember, Frames means completely different pages, not different designs or tables.
If you put many framed pages on a single page,
- Page speed will decrease
- Users may get confused or uncomfortable. This will lead to user bounce back.
- Google will devalue your site.
Use grids to make a responsive page. don’t edit the separate design for mobile & desktop.8.
Clean Your Header
A website header is a location, which will appear on every page at the top. Ideal items to put in the header is your website name, logo, menu. You can also put your business tagline, phone number or write a few words related to your website. Don’t put many items in your header.
Don’t upload the heavy logo.
Here is an example of a slow loading website header.
See how facebook’s header looks. It is really cool.
Facebook’s header is ideal for everyone. Its header is so cool, it makes users no confusion.
Make your header clean. Automatically your website speed increases on every page.9.
Use Wix App Market Wisely
Don’t use too many external applications on a single page. For example, if you use a gallery app, payment app, event app, store app, booking, design, blog, videos and everything on the homepage or any single page, then your website load slower. Because more apps mean more scripts and CSS. So the browser gets more and more requests. This takes more time.
However, If you want to use 100’s of apps, but you need your website to faster, then at least put it bottom. Since the top content load first and users see the top content first and slowly they scroll. At that time all the bottom contents load successfully. So users don’t perceive the site is slow loading. you should check out the tutorial that I inserted above.10.
Use Unlimited Packages During Traffic Spikes
If your website traffic increased suddenly, then your site may load slow. In that case, you need to upgrade your plan. there is no autoscale in Wix, Weebly, Squarespace like site builders. So if you know your website gets a lot of visitors soon, then it is better to upgrade before your website get crash because of over traffic.
If you are going to launch your website publicly or soon your website will get a link from a major news channel, then it is better to contact Wix support before your website gets shut down for heavy load.
- Upload to Facebook & download it. So the images are automatically optimized for the web. Then upload to your website.
- Don’t overload the top part of the pages.
- Use Wix mobile editor to use alternative mobile-optimized tools and hide unnecessary elements on mobile.
- Make Your Website Header Clean
- Don’t Use too many frames on a single web page.
- Don’t use too many animations.
- Use Wix apps wisely.
- Remove unnecessary functions
- Don’t use too many different fonts. Use popular fonts.
- Limit slideshows.
- Use unlimited packages during the traffic spike.
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Hi… I am Jack, Founder/Contributor at WebsitebuilderLy, An entrepreneur with 12 years of Website Creation, Managing, Marketing Experience.