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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.

WORDPRESS SPEED GUIDE

SPEED GUIDES

My WordPress speed guide has 500+ comments and has helped thousands of people get better scores in Lighthouse, PageSpeed Insights, and GTmetrix. I cover everything from when you sign up for a domain (and why you should switch your DNS to Cloudflare) to faster cloud hosting (i.e. Vultr HF), to optimizing Elementor, fonts, images, and configuring a cache plugin with ideal settings.

CORE WEB VITALS

Learn how to improve the 3 core web vitals which Google will soon use as a ranking factor: LCP, CLS, and FID. I also have guides for specific items in PageSpeed Insights which are mostly related to heavy JavaScript (from page builders, plugins, and third-party code), unoptimized images, and browser resource hints like preload, prefetch, and preconnect. Sounds confusing? No worries, these speed guides will walk you through everything step by step.

HOSTING REVIEWS

Hosting is the #1 factor of speed and can improve TTFB (time to first byte), core web vitals, and Lighthouse + GTmetrix scores. Skip the shared crap and go straight to cloud hosting. I generally recommend Vultr High Frequency (which I use Cloudways for) and have a TTFB of around 200ms. There are lots of BS speed tests out there, so join Facebook Groups to get feedback there. SiteGround has a slow TTFB and went downhill IMO, EIG brands suck (Bluehost + HostGator), and Hostinger writes fake reviews.

WORDPRESS SEO

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.

Speed Optimized

WEBSITE DESIGN

Speed Service

We teamed up with WPJohnny 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

We’ve been places

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Thanks for the Love

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