Part 1 of a new series Completing A SEO Technical Audit begins with a popular topic Page Speed WordPress Optimization. Its popular for good reason, in an article I note an example where a site ranks higher on mobile search than its bigger, higher DA competitor because of page speed.
I don’t usually use Jetpack and prefer Cloudflare for the CDN but in this site’s case I lacked access to the domain DNS servers which hamper Cloudflare installation.
Jetpack is a plugin of last resort, and I honestly don’t recommend it. Its broken more sites than helped in my experience.
This video is primarily focused on page speed optimization but it also serves as a good start for any SEO Technical Audit.
Page Speed is a ranking factor. In mobile searches its even more important. WordPress Optimization is essential to meet the quick load times expected by visitors.
An SEO Technical Audit usually begins with setting a baseline and then outlining the goal and why it’s being missed.
Sites for assessing page speed…