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Tag: website load time

5 Website Design Tools to Make Your Website Lightning Fast

Five website design tools and three tips for speeding up your website

“People hate to wait,” Andy King states in the opening line of his book, Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization (VOICES). “The Web is essentially a self-service environment. A core promise of self-service is speed. A customer turns to self-service to save time, to save money and because it is more convenient.”

Your website should load in three to five seconds, and that includes the stylesheet files that illustrate the fonts, colors, styles and structure of your website. People expect information these days to load instantaneously and require no-effort to consume. Two phenomena contribute to the users expectation of download time:

Week in Review: May 7th, 2012 – May 11th, 2012

Catch up on the Mequoda Daily’s blog posts for this past week

New White Paper on Website Homepage Design Basics

Make your website user-friendly with our free Website Homepage Design Basics report

Mequoda System Key Metrics

These key metrics create a dashboard that tells the publisher how fast the website is growing and how that growth is being powered by the website team’s efforts.

What are the links to those 9 reporting tools?


Can you please list the URLs for the free tools I can use to discover the answers to those 9 questions every online publisher should ask themselves?


Management Conundrum: Too Many Numbers, Too Little Understanding

How to cut through the clutter of data and create a useful website management dashboard with online metrics

More than 50 years ago, legendary management consultant Peter Drucker was telling American businesses like General Motors that they didn’t know how to count.

More specifically, he said, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” and “what’s measured improves.”

Website Speed Check: Give Your Site a Website Load Test

Most users are now broadband users, and they expect your site to load in 4 seconds or less!

A Tool to Test Website Performance

Did you know that if your page loads too slowly, you could be deterring some search engine robots from crawling your website?

For users, speed is everything. Broadband users expect websites to pop open and 56k users do not have all day to wait for pages to load. Their patience expires quickly, and if a site loads too slowly, users will take their business elsewhere.