Causes of Low Joomla SEO Performance and How to Fix it
Summary: Joomla website performance is important for SEO. We address Joomla SEO issues from a performance perspective and recommend measures to fix it and improve SEO for Joomla websites. Some of this advice applies generally to all websites. A fast website ranks higher in Google
The Relationship Between Website Performance and SEO
Website performance is an important component to good SEO. This is because Google will make faster pages rank higher, all things being equal. Moreover, a good user experience with less exits before the page is loaded will improve SEO naturally. This article will address common causes of slow Joomla website performance and how to improve it for Joomla SEO purposes.
Large and numerous images
Large and numerous images are the most common - and easiest to fix, of all website performance, Joomla or not. The solution is to resize as small as possible, compress and make progressive (if JPEG) or interlaced (if PNG). Formatting your images in this way will balance your performance and aesthetics optimally.
Complex or dense CSS and .js Files
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If you have an SSL certificate on your website, it will improve its security. However, SSL certificates generally slow down communication between your website and server, leading to longer page load times.
If you have enabled the cache in Joomla, congratulations! You are on the road to optimising your website. However, caching is a double edged sword. You may find that you have problems of outdated caches, and that will slow down your website. The best thing to do is regularly clear the cache at an interval that is not too short that the cache cannot do its work, and not too long as to make it outdated.
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