Need For Site Speed: Google Page Speed Test on Australian Websites
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Need For Site Speed: Google Page Speed Test on Australian Websites

Google Site Speed Update was released back in July 2018. Watch the Top SEO Pages video to find out more about optimising your websites page load times.

by Sean Drayton

G'day,

Well, its been a little while since I wrote up a post and sent through a good video. This ones going to be a little more special with some fun to be had in the beginning (see the Need for Site Speed video). Some serious points towards the middle (Google Page Speed Test) and finishing off with something very different, a charitable cause.

Will be keeping the content part of this post as the majority of informative resides within the attached fun video.

OK, so the main purpose of this post and video is to bring to your attention that Google released. Another Google Algorithm update in July 2018, which we have seen impact numerous websites over the past several months. The update was focusing on providing more relevance and importance to page speed load times for websites. The update had a majority of it's focus in page speed load times on mobile devices.

If you wish to read more on the subject, head on over to the very well trusted 'Search Engine Land' link provided below:

https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2018/01/using-page-speed-in-mobile-search.html

Ok, now that we have laid out the background of what happened. What do you need to do to help secure those existing rankings of yours. I recommend that you contact your hosting provider and work with them to optimise your website. So that it has a page speed load time of less than 3 seconds.

While 3 seconds was not mentioned in the Webmasters article. It is the number that I have seen thrown around by numerous other experts in the industry. Even Google themselves have mentioned that 3 second figure. Feel free to watch the above video where I briefly touch on what needs to be completed. And to identify areas of opportunity to optimise your website to accommodate for the July 2018 Google Algorithm speed update.

For your reference, please find below links to some of the useful testing resources that I used in the video:

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

https://tools.pingdom.com/

https://gtmetrix.com/

Googles releasing their July 2018 Algorithm update, make sure your website is speed optimised.

Righto, so if you do not wish to risk losing your existing rankings and wish for Top SEO Pages to help you manage that risk then reach out to us through our SEO Company Perth Contact Us page. At the end of the video I mentioned that if you are one of our existing clients, then we can work out a win win charitable solution that works out brilliantly for everyone.

The Australian charitable organisation I mentioned is The Fred Hollows Foundation, who help poverty stricken third world people regain their eye sight. Click the Fred Hollows link above to see their good Samaritan works, its incredible stuff.

Lastly, that link to complete a Paypal payment is: https://www.paypal.me/topseopages

If you have any further questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you.

All the best,
Sean

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