Website speed has been a ranking factor with Google for a while now, and also directly affects a users experience and actions. Statistics prove a slower website leads to higher bounce rates and negatively affects conversions and e-commerce sales.

In a nutshell, every millisecond your website loads faster, it benefits your business and bottom line.

“A 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions” – Akamai

With speed and a mobile friendly website being such important factors, there are quite a few things the average user can do to speed up their website. Our WordPress Speed Infographic is a list of steps the average user can take that can substantially boost their website speed.

Feel free to share or use this infographic on your website, the embed code is located at the bottom.

Happy optimizing and please let us know if you have any questions in the comments below, we are happy to help.

Want to Learn More about Speeding Up WordPress?

To read about these methods in more detail, check out our 16-page Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Speed. This Free detailed guide also includes the websites and tools you can use to test your website speed, and our recommended WordPress themes for speed and performance.

WordPress Speed Infographic

Share this infographic on your website using the code below

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HTACCESS rule to block hotlinking of images

Paste the rule below into your htaccess file to prevent image hotlinking. On the third line, be sure to change yourdomain to your websites domain name. You can also add any file types not listed that you want to block on the fourth line.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?yourdomain.com [NC]
RewriteRule \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif|svg)$ - [NC,F,L]
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