What is Page Speed?
Page speed is actually described in either “page load time” (the time taken for a page to fully display the content) or “time to first byte” (how long it takes for your browser to receive the first byte of information from the web server).
How to Evaluate your Website Page Speed?
Use Google PageSpeed Insights tools as it reports two important speed metrics:
- First Contentful Paint (FCP)
- DOM Content Loaded (DCL)
What is FCP and DCL in Page Speed
- First Contentful Paint (FCP): measures when a user sees a visual response from the page. Faster times are more likely to keep users engaged.
- DOM Content Loaded (DCL): measures when HTML document has been loaded & parsed. Faster times have been shown to correlate with lower bounce rates.
Here are some of the ways to increase your page speed:
- Enable Compression
- Reduce Redirects
- Leverage Browser Caching
- Improve Server Response Time
- Use a Content Distribution Network
- Optimize Images