Website Speed Optimization Online Training Course
What you'll learn
- What makes a website load fast and how you can speed up any website
- gtmetrix as a speed testing tool
- Identifying the key issues slowing your website down and how to fix them
- How to do a structured website sites seed audit
- How to use Chrome developer tools for speed testing
- Introduction to Screaming Frog SEO testing tool for site speed testing
- How to use a Semrush free account to manage site speed monitoring
- Using Pingdom testing tool
- How to use Google Pagespeed Insights and why NOT to use it as a speed benchmarking tool
How to speed up a website training course
What is the point of creating - or hiring a web designer to create - a great website that takes FOREVER to load! Guess what - in over 90% of cases this is what actually happens!
Your tutor for this speed optimization course David Anttony, has worked with website speed optimization - specifically WordPress speed optimization for nearly five years. Time and time again he finds that speed optimization work was not done at the design creation stage of the website. Instead it was left till after the website has gone live.
In this speed optimization course you will receive real world experience from your tutor in a simplifed way allowing you to fully understand not only the core causes of a slow website but how you can go about fixing them.
NOT just WordPress Site Speed Optimization
Most websites these days are created in WordPress - so if you are using WordPress all the examples in this training course will 100% relate to you. But no matter what type of site you have WordPress - Squarespace - Wix or other - everything in this course will be relevant for you.
Speed Up Your Website Site Online Training
In this practical Speed Up Wordpress Site Training I will be giving you all the key tips and tools so that you can either speed up your current website (WordPress or otherwise) OR work better with a web designer to create a red hot fast new website.
After all: 80% of the challenge with WordPress Speed Optimization is understanding the basic things that slow a site down and avoiding doing those things when you design a new site!
Wordpress Speed Optimization Tutorial
This course is aimed at beginners and is aimed a few steps above a general WordPress speed optimization tutorial, but the difference is you get the key experience from your trainer David who has lived and breathed WordPress speed optimization for the last four years working on literally 100's of client sites often getting them to load in less than 2 seconds!
Wordpress Speed Optimization Training Online Course
In this WordPress speed online course you will be taken step by step through all the major speed components and be shown how to analyse your own site to recognise the speed roadblocks and then be given ways you can start to fix the issues.
Real world sites are used in the speed Optimization demo's so you can see real speed issues and what causes them.
You will learn how to harness key speed optimization tools like Gtmetrix so that you can start reading the speed optimization signals and what created them.
WordPress Speed Optimization Course
You want your website to load FAST so that your visitors are engaged and connected to what you have to offer FAST. And Google wants your site to be fast also - slow sites get dropped to the bottom of the search results these days!
And with a large percentage of your website audience using mobile devices their tolerance for speed is far less than a desktop computer user. If mobile viewers have a slow site - goodbye!
But I am sure you do not want to know everything about website site speed - just enough to be confident with others such as web designers and the like so that you can easily achieve what you want with your website AND for it to load very fast.
What value will you receive in this introductory website speed optimization course?
The focus of this introductory course is to assist anyone who has a website to understand how they can make It load faster.
Website speed has a lot of factors to consider such as the webserver - the CDN or content delivery network and how the actual site is built and what it is built with.
This course will help you gain a strong understanding of the basic technical aspects of site speed without going into too much technical detail. It will give you a strong edge when talking with web development professionals so that when you hire them you can include site speed as a key delivery metric and maybe even embed specific speed targets into the web design contracts.
How to automatically monitor your site speed using free tools is covered so that you are never caught out if there are website or server issue and your site speed drops. And how to get alerted by email when speed changes suddenly is also part of this introductory site speed course.
What type of websites are covered in this WordPress speed optimization course?
This site speed intro course is actually for any website but WordPress sites are used in the demo's.
It does not matter how your website is built, the speed fundamentals covered in this course will apply to your site.
Your tutor David Anttony has worked on hundreds of Wordpress sites so Wordpress is naturally covered in this course. But he's also worked with other CMS like Drupal, Squarespace and Joomla and custom Python sites.
About your tutor David Anttony
David has over 30 years IT experience and has for the last 4 years focused almost 100% on website site speed. He is UK born but now lives with his family on their private organic farm in the Philippines.
In the past he has worked for six years full time as a corporate IT trainer in both New Zealand and in Australia.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who has a website and wants to improve google ranking and improve the overall results for the site
David Anttony has over 41 years of IT and business experience. He's UK-born and also a New Zealand citizen.
He's created over 9 businesses in four different countries in multiple industries.
David worked for six years full-time in the late 1990s as a corporate IT trainer for leading training companies in both New Zealand and Australia.