Wordpress Speed And SEO Tutorials

Optimize your WordPress site for web vitals and higher rankings. These guides are packed with practical, step-by-step instructions.



Run your site through GTmetrix or PSI and follow these speed guides. Learn to optimize TTFB, images, fonts, and third-party code to make your site faster. Get setup on a faster infrastructure which I generally recommend as Cloudways DO, Cloudflare DNS, BunnyCDN, and removing slow page builders (Elementor + Divi).


Fix specific recommendations in PageSpeed Insights so you can improve scores on both desktop and mobile. Slow page builders (specifically Elementor and Divi) took a hit in the big update since they add lots of unnecessary CSS and JavaScript to your site. Shared hosting also took a hit and typically results in a slow TTFB (over 200ms). These two things alone can fix numerous errors.


No BS hosting reviews based on feedback in the WordPress Hosting Facebook Group, legit speed tests, and constant research in the hosting field. I generally recommend skipping shared hosting all together (including SiteGround) and moving to faster cloud hosting. Cloudways (DigitalOcean or Vultr High Frequency), LiteSpeed, Kinsta, GridPane, and A2 are generally my top picks.


SEO is pretty simple. Choose a long-tail (low competition) keyword in Google Autocomplete and create in-depth content that’s better than the top results. I generally recommend Rank Math for an on-page SEO checklist, schema markup, and FAQs. YouTube and local SEO have different ranking factors such as engagement signals, GMB, reviews, and geo-targeted content.

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Speed Services

We teamed up with WP Johnny who can help make your WordPress site faster. His speed services are perfectly aligned with our recommendations and is who we refer our readers to.

  • Page builder removal
  • Hosting / server tweaks
  • Cache plugin configuration
  • WooCommerce optimization
  • CDN setup (Cloudflare/Bunny)
  • Plugin audit + recommendations
  • Bloat removal
  • Font optimization
  • Image optimization
  • Third-party code optimization
  • Advanced database cleanup
  • Hard coding menu, footer, sidebar, etc

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I’ve worked with many web developers, web designers, and SEO specialists but my experience with Online Media Masters is unparalleled. Tom and his team take the time to understand your vision and put in the work to make the site a success. They are professional, prompt, and extremely easy to work with. Highly recommended.Katie J

Tom has to be one of the most straightforward IT people I’ve yet worked with. He is calm and helpful when I’m concerned about problems with my website’s rankings, and his attentive listening makes me feel secure that my SEO is in good hands. Online Media Masters has – and will continue to be – a valuable resource for my business.Andrew S

I recently hired Tom & his team to help with some website page speed optimisation. They bent over backwards to make sure that I got the desired result for a client’s site. I had a heap of (probably stupid) questions and nothing was a problem for Tom. The work was done in a timely, effective fashion and at a very reasonable price. My client’s website is now blazing fast and I have Online Media Masters to thank!David E

Tom and Online Media Masters gave us a final push over the top on our SEO. We had very good success but had a few issues that we couldn’t solve and within a couple weeks of working with Tom, our website had hit the front pages in just about every key word we were hoping for. Thank you, Tom and OMM.Rob D

Ever since Tom created a new web site for me, i have been getting only positive comments. The site was launched in June and since then, I have already gotten one large new client as a result of Tom’s work. Thanks Tom and your expertise.Robert K