Insider scoop on web hosting companies –
#1 They enable full bowser cache on your devices so your page loads appear fast because unlike a potential customer, you have visited your site countless times which stores it locally on your system (and home networking equipment). Why is that a problem? The majority of mobile users jump ship when your 2MB homepage still hasn’t loaded after a long wait.
Problem #2 – you probably have no idea of your bounce rate, demographics, or user behavior because these weak services can’t afford to even add a google tracking code in fear that their pseudo speeds will be negatively impacted.
Problem #3 – The inexperienced design & dev team fails to mention that the generic content, stock photos, and duplicate content is guaranteed to be passed over by Google crawlers because it’s unable to determine what content is the original and the algorithms quickly classify you as non-value added. (contact us if you need a site audit to check duplicate content – no charge)
#4 – Missing focus keywords, no structured content, missing integration with Google My Business & local SEO, unaware of what your competitors are ranking for and most receive little guidance from their hosting companies on how to optimize this vital step. not to mention, a lack of local SEO strategy including FAQ Schemas, rich snippets in serps, and how to get your local google business listing.
The solution? The free speedtest tools like (GTmetrix and pingdom are good for identifying obvious issues but their results are inconsistent. The best option is to get your baseline with
using an incognito browser, and performing your own test. You can also visit google page speed test to learn about not just how fast or slow your site is but also how accessibility best practices and other Metrix impact your search rankings and more.
For a free page audit, feel free to send your domain in a message and you will get a private report with action items to improve.
For the best managed cloud services, contact me to find a custom solution for your needs. We have a variety of packages including AWS, Cludways, Linode, and our Litespeed Cloud Server Hosting with Litespeed Cache, Premium CDN, and hero service that will help you succeed.
Recommended method: Google Chrome Dev Tools (Local)
This method is performed best using an Incognito (Private) Google Chrome browser prior to loading up your iste.
- Next, Right Click -> Inspect:
2. This will bring up Chrome’s dev tools and you should Click on the Network tab:
3. Now, go up to the top where the refresh button is, and hold down your left mouse click until a menu pops that allows you to select Empty Cache and Hard Reload. This is going to force your website to clear your local cache and pull a fresh copy of your website.
This will generate a waterfall load chart and show you the total time it took for your website to load:
As you can see, initial page loaded is 2 seconds. Once, you get your baseline, feel free to contact me for further optimization.