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If your organization’s Web site isn’t up to speed, you could be losing donors and other supporters. But a free online tool, Google’s Page Speed,
can help offer a quick analysis of the code on your site to determine
whether it is loading as quickly as it can and offers recommendations
for changes that can add zip to a sluggish site.
Read more at the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
Your site's loading time should take no more than a few seconds to complete. If your website fails to load completely in the first 10 seconds of a visit, most people will leave without hesitation. This means lost donors, lost orders, and you'll lose whatever else you had hoped people would accomplish on your site.
To quote Matt Cutts of Google's Search Quality group: "Speed is [one] factor in Google's ranking."
Yann ToledanoForum Moderator, TechSoup.orgDigital Marketing ConsultantYTConsulting.com@MarketingYann
I highly suggest everyone who develops websites use the Pagespeed and YSlow plugins with the Firebug plugin for Firefox. Also www.html5boilerplate.com is a great resource if you're starting from scratch and want a solid foundation to start your website with.
Love that Page Speed tool.
Another great resource is Google Analytics. If you have it installed on your site, you can go to the Content tab and examine the page load times of all your content. From there you can pinpoint which pages are loading too slowly.
Simon ChoyEffective online marketing for charitiesConnectAd.ca
I haven't been using Google Analytics to much at my current job over the past year. The speed report is a great new addition. Thanks for sharing Simon.
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