Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Every day we’re contacted by prospective clients. Many ask the same questions like how well do your clients rank with Google? How long is the development process? How extensive is your content management system? One consideration which is far too often overlooked when selecting a website provider is loading time. How quickly does the server respond when a visitor arrives at a new site?
A slow loading time can be harmful in a number of ways:
So what exactly slows down a website’s loading time?
There are a number of factors which play into the loading time including:
Before selecting a website host, it’s important that you ask about the above factors. And don’t just take their word for it, go on to at least a dozen sites that they’ve developed. Once you type in the URL, begin timing how long it takes for the entire page to load (this includes graphics and all text). If it is longer than 15 seconds, explore other options.
At Zola Creative, we are constantly making enhancements to our server to ensure optimal loading speeds. We also develop mobile sites which are optimized for the smaller screen and can reduce the time your firm’s website takes to load for visitors on a smart phone or tablet. Go ahead, take a look through the sites in our portfolio. You’ll find that all load at lightning fast speed; just another piece of the Zola Creative Advantage.