Why is website speed so important?

Slow websites are irritating, let’s face it. And they’re harmful to user experience, conversion, and trust – but there’s nothing that focusses the mind like a Google algorithm. So in a bid to stop the increasing plodding onslaught of gloopy websites, Google is penalising the slowest ones with lower search rankings. Google’s research has shown … Read more

In the beginning

Having worked with WordPress now almost full-time since 2009, I’ve learnt a thing or two about it. Back then, it was harshly criticised for being incapable for business websites. Slow, clunky, insecure, and oh yes, ONLY for blogs. Only for blogs? It’s harshest critics were agencies and purist developers who couldn’t or wouldn’t, lower themselves … Read more