As a web hosting and design company we are obsessed with website speed, from Fast Web Hosting of our servers, image compression to cleanly coded websites. Website speed has become more and more important from an SEO perspective as it has in the past. Google Analytics tracks website speed, as well as the Google Search Algorithm. If you want to be ahead of your competition your site MUST be faster.
Here is some information from Google about Website Speed and it’s importance.
Global Website Speed Overview: How Fast Are Websites Around The World?
Difference between Desktop and Mobile Load Times
Average Website Load Times
Mobile internet is growing at an incredible rate and as we can see from the data above, mobile experience is about 1.5x slower than desktop experience. That’s a very big difference, and that is even taking into account that many popular sites are already optimizing for the mobile visitor: fewer resources, smaller resources, and smarter caching strategies.
Finally, let’s take a look at relative page speeds across some of the popular verticals: