One of the first things a new reader notices on your site is how fast the page loads. Even if the web developer has the best site in the world, they will not be able to keep readers if the page loads too slowly. Google also places a high value on speed since the search engine wants viewers to have the best experience. If the website is not operating at optimal levels, it could lose its Google ranking. Farm bloggers can check the performance of their website easily using Pingdom. This program allows them to see how fast the website loads and judge the overall reader experience.
Improving Loading Speed
The easiest way to fix the loading speed is to limit the number of WordPress plugins. Although some plugins are necessary, too many can drag down the blog’s speed. Only plugins that are absolutely necessary should be kept. Useless spam comments can also drag down the website. Consistently deleting spam contents can help erase unnecessary items and improve the overall experience for readers.
Likewise, developers should get rid of previous revisions of their posts. These older versions of the blog make the database heavier. If left up, they can slow down the blog without helping it improve in anyway. One great plugin that will do this for the developer is the Better Delete Revision plugin. Install this useful feature and watch the old revisions melt away.
High Quality Web Hosts
The best web hosts can actually help a blog increase in speed. Users should select a web host that has additional memory space as well as a CPU on the host server. Since these hosts often charge a higher fee, farm bloggers can wait until their project has taken off enough to make a better web host more affordable.
Optimize the Database
Like the other tips above, optimizing the database can speed up the blogs uploading time. One easy way to optimize it is to install the WP-DBManager plugin. This plugin feature will let the blogger optimize, back up, restore and repair the database. Depending on the size of the blog, it should be optimized every few days and repaired at least once a week.
Within no time, your farm blog will be ready for the races!