Speed Audit Optimization Service

Page speed optimization with improved load times for WordPress – based on GTMetrix.com and/or WebPageTest.org. Google has already made it clear that page speed is now a ranking factor (especially for mobile) for SEO purposes. Having a load time >3 seconds results in increased bounce rates and pogosticking. For ecommerce sites with a high amount of traffic this results in lost revenue.

I do not guarantee any specific load time, but I promise your site will be significantly faster. The higher the current load time, the more the site can be improved.

I have several clients with load times of 1 second on shared hosting plans. Results are influenced by external factors like theme, host and plugins etc used but times approaching 1 sec. are possible.

GTMetrix Speed

What is included in the service?

  • Before & After Benchmarking Tests
  • Complete Website Backup
  • Written Speed Audit (70+ Checkpoints) $40
  • Speed Optimizations Implementation $85
  • Hosting Recommendations (If Applicable)
  • Other Recommendations (Hosting, CDN etc)


Speed Audit Template

70+ Speed Checkpoints

Speed Audit Checklist

  • Caching
  • Minification – HTML, JS, CSS
  • Database Optimization
  • Minimize HTTP Requests
  • Enable GZIP Compression
  • Image Optimization
  • Hotlink Protection
  • Lazy Loading
  • Eliminate Redirects
  • Reduced Page Size
  • Reduce HTTP Requests
  • .htaccess Configuration



The bulk of the work is done within the first 72 hours with the remaining time devoted to smaller optimizations. If you have heavy traffic I will also need to work at non-peak hours and/or utilize a staging environment (if your host offers it).