Ideal Homepage size of a website
Hello guys, welcome to our blog. How are you doing? Well, today we are going to talk about what is the ideal homepage size of a website?
You might be wondering, what do I even mean by this?
By this I mean that there should be a certain size of every page of the website. And if it exceeds that size, then it means your website is heavier.
Below we will discuss what can happen if your website is heavier than usual.
Increases page load time:
If the webpages of a website are heavier, then it is very natural that the loading time of the website will increase exponentially. Which is not a good User Experience.
Increased bounce rate:
Bounce rate is when a user leaves your webpage in a very short duration. And this duration is in seconds. So, what happens is when your website’s page load time increases, people tend to leave the website really really quickly because of the bad User Experience as mentioned above as well.
SEO efforts can be wasted
Google doesn’t want its users to have a bad experience and when Google senses that your website is heavy and has a high bounce rate then it is possible that your rankings may drop severely. This means that all the organic traffic that you would have received, will not be there.
Okay, enough of it. Now let’s get to the part you are waiting for.
The ideal homepage size of a website should be between or less than 1MB – 2MB.
There you go. Now you know what to aim for.
But how to do it?
Well, here are some things you can do to make your page lighter.
Optimize your images
It is very important to optimize your images for having faster website speed. But this doesn’t mean that you should post low-quality images. If you are using WordPress, you can use the plugin wp smush pro to optimize your images.
Enabling browser caching temporarily lets you store some data on a visitor’s computer so that the page doesn’t have to load every time a user comes. It can turn out to be really helpful when it comes to having a faster loading website.
Last but not the least.
Upgrade your hosting
It is understandable to have a low budget hosting when you first start out. But slowly when the traffic increases, it can slow down. So you need to upgrade the hosting and get a lighter website.
If you are reading this blog, then we have got a surprise for you. Here is a free tool that you can use to check the size of your website and take steps accordingly.
The tool is called GT Metrix. Do try it out, it is absolutely free and you will love it.
This is it from our side for this blog, but if you want to know more about how can you use CTAs in your website then follow this blog Why are CTAs important?. And if you want to know more about effective landing pages, then you can read it here at Landing Pages Explained.