In my last post I mentioned that I’ve been spending quite a bit of time this week getting our blogs up to date. I forgot to mention that I also installed a new plugin that should make this page load a little bit faster.
It’s WP Super Cache. I did have an old cache plugin that I’d been using for years, but Super cache allows me to gzip the blog which in turn should really make it load faster. Now, gzip can be a little hard on some shared servers, so I didn’t enable it on all of our blogs (remember we have 17!), but rather I only enabled it on our blogs that get more than 100 page views a day.
I wanted to make my sites faster for my visitors, and I also wanted to make them load faster for Google as it’s rumored that page load speed might be a factor in search engine rankings in the near future. I used a free seo tool or two to check the load speed of a few of our sites before and after enabling super Cache gzip and wow … the pages load a heck of a lot faster!
Do you ever work on your websites to make them load faster for your visitors?