Everyone is talking about site speed audits! My ad network, Mediavine, is obsessed with site speed. It matters for user experience because who wants to wait 30 seconds for a site to load? It's also a factor in SEO and even Pinterest! Remember the debacle that happened a while back where Pinterest was showing the ENTIRE recipe on pins? That was due to blog's having slow speeds. Thankfully, that feature went away, but it serves as a reminder that site speed matters.
I had a site speed audit recently and learned so much. I went with Once Coupled who came highly recommended by Mediavine. They were also the company that built my mobile site so I trusted them.
However, there are many other businesses that offer site speed audits. I did a little research and found that the prices can vary greatly ranging from $97 to $2500! Figure out what you can afford and then decide which service best fits your needs.
Where to Get a Site Speed Audit
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I didn't see any posts on Google about where to find a site speed audit so I decided to write one here for Click Start Club readers.
Blog Aid. Price is $195. Provides a performance and security audit.
WPopt. Price range $150 to $345. He offers pre-built packages to choose from based on what you need done. He also offers custom tune-ups if you need more than what the plans offer.
iMark Interactive. Price typically costs around $97. Provides site speed audits and fixes.
WP Site Care. Performance optimization starts at $500. They said typically they can get a site up to speed for $500 to $1000. Complex sites can run up to $2500. I love WP Site Care and they do all my tech support stuff every month.
Blog Tutor. They don't offer site speed audits, but their WordPress Support Plans have a big emphasis on speed. As part of the plans, they set up page caching, the Cloudproxy firewall/CDN, database optimization, image optimization, and html/css/js minification and deferral as needed. In addition, they also do some secondary work, like plugin audits and cleanup as part of their setup process; eliminating unneeded/redundant plugins can definitely help with speed too.
I encourage you to do your own research and figure out your budget. Ask around and see who others have used and how they liked them.
Here's to fast sites!
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