12 DIY Tips to Improve Your WP Site’s Speed, SEO, and Usability
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12 DIY Tips to Improve Your WP Site’s Speed, SEO, and Usability


Bad news week – Your WordPress site is not perfect.

Good news week – You can fix it yourself.

You are not alone; it’s just something you need to work on. If you use the audit tools here on big sites like Moz.com andHuffingtonPost.com, you will find even they are less than perfect.

Know the Size of Your Problems

The first step is to work out the size of the speed, SEO and usability problems you have. Free tools go a long way here.

Speed Assessment

Tip 1

Use Pingdom, a free tool, to measure your site’s speed.

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Pingdom gives you a score and all the data you need. You can expand each performance insight and learn how to fix the problem.

Run Pingdom on your site to see the extent of your speed problems, fix the issues it throws up and run it again. Run Pingdom before and after installing any plugin, because many plugins will