Tips For Your Website Health!

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Tips For Your Website Health!

If you are just starting out on your online journey, as with any other journey, you will need tips to help you along the way. This article is about Tips For Your Website Health! You need to be able to have something short and sweet to help remind you and keep you on track!

tips for your website health

You need to be motivated to do your best and never give up even though there might be a few challenges along the path. Just kick them to the curb and keep moving!

Let’s take a quick look at a few tips for your website health:

  • occasionally check your loading speed  –  you do not want it to be going at a ‘snail’s pace’ when the ‘hare’ has left you in the dust! If it is too slow, this might mean less traffic because of the world we live in – instant gratification! SO, ideally, a loading speed of about 2 seconds would be good. Tools that can help you monitor your speed – GooglePage Speed and Pingdom. If you are a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, then you should be familiar with SiteSpeed – it is Wealthy Affiliate’s own on-site website speed checker that is connected to Google. Pretty cool if you ask me! A great reason to go and check out my review on Wealthy Affiliate and see if it could be something for you if you decide to embark on an online journey. I digress, let’s get back to business.
  • your color contrast – is your reader able ‘see’ your words or do they have to get out their magnifying glass?
  • font size and spacing – I know how tempting it is to use different fonts – some too antique to be deciphered. Make sure that you don’t fall into that trap.
  • is your website mobile friendly? – with everyone and most things now being accessible online, it is only common sense that you ensure that your website is mobile friendly. You can check out the WP plugin called AMP, it should be helpful.
  • your tagline – it is helpful if you have a tagline for your website. It helps to define what your website is all about at a glance. Browse a few and see if you can define your mission in a few words.
  •  small paragraphs and white space – this makes it easy on the eyes and helps the brain to process the information it reads, quickly.
  • grammar – be careful that what you write can be effortlessly read and understood. Try the free version of Grammarly, I find it very helpful and have been using it for the last few months. It helps to keep me in check!
  • navigation – make sure that your website is an easy one to look around and find the things that you have taken the time to write about. Keep it simple.

I hope these little reminder tips for your website health will be nuggets in your growing arsenal of tools for the trade!

Much success on your journey.


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19 thoughts on “Tips For Your Website Health!

    1. Hello there, Sue.
      Thanks for your kind words. Yes, Grammarly is my fave too. I have become so mindful of how I write grammatically and of course, how it conveys to the reader.
      Much success.
      Michelle

  1. What a great statement “just kick them to the kerb keep keep moving”. Some th8ngs can keep us going round in circles. This post contains very useful tips for website health. Thank you for the information.

    1. Hey there, Tania.
      Glad my ‘language’ resonated with you. Yes, you need to draw the line and get rid of the things that no longer serve you and embrace the things that do!
      Namaste.
      Michelle

  2. Hello Michelle, this was such a timely article for me. I have been so aware of wanting to improve my site’s health. Going through this checklist really helps to clarify what needs attention. And it took me a bit to figure out my tagline..but not it makes sense..
    Great job , in peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Hello there, Ariel.
      I am glad that the article resonated with you and that its timing was ideal. You know, it is just like the cliche says – everything happens in its time – and we need to believe that too.
      Life has a way of showing up when you think it’s not even looking.
      Glad things worked out for you.
      Namaste.
      Michelle

  3. Is amazing the number of things we have to go through to get favor with Google. I am finding that Grammarly is very helpful, although sometimes I tend to ignore her. I am glad that we have people like you to inform us how to build a healthy website for better results. Thank you, Michelle.

    1. Hey there, David.
      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, sometimes Uncle G has us jumping through ‘hoops’ to get his attention, however, in the end, it is a good thing for us and our business.
      Yes, sometimes I too, have to ‘have a few words’ with Miss Grammarly.
      Thnx for stopping by.
      Michelle

  4. I just started using Grammarly. A very interesting tool if you ask me. It does help me keep in line most of the time, but I like to use phrases and things that are correct and Grammarly still does not like. It is cool but we seem to disagree sometimes.

    1. Hello Brittaney,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I like Grammarly a lot. at first, I found it annoying because I was educated using the British English system, but over time, we have developed a close relationship. 🙂
      As long as we have guidance and the ability to make an informed decision, it’s all good!
      Much success with your relationship!
      Michelle

  5. Michelle,

    The loading speed of our site is extremely important. They say visitors will leave your site if it does not load quickly. I use Pingdom to check my site. It is a great little tool to use for our business.

    1. Hello Lisa,
      Thanks for visiting. Yes, the world we live in – instant gratification plays a ‘major role’ in our user experience, and thus, website speed factors in. I am glad you do your sporadic checks to ensure that your website is on par.
      Much success on your journey.
      Michelle

  6. Great points here.

    Two things that you mentioned here seem to be overlooked quite often: white space and contrast.
    There have been a number of times that I have gone to websites and been turned away by large blocks of text, or having to strain my eyes to see pale green writing on a white background.

    I hope to see more people following the advice here.

    1. Hello there Craig,

      Thanks for your thoughts.

      Indeed, you are so right. We do tend to forget that we are writing our thoughts for others to read and take away some useful information that they can use – but if they can’t read it because of ‘not being able to see it’ ( color and contrast, as well as font) or ‘not begin to understand it (to many gramatical erros or unusual sntencing useed to convey a maning) – then Houston, we have a problem!! LOL
      I hope you see my points (and errors) and get my drift!!
      Michelle

  7. Dear Michelle,

    Thanks for the post “Tips For Your Website Health.”

    Your tips on website traffic is helpful. Two important take for me from your site is….

    Site speed yes it plays an important role thanks for reminding and making the website mobile friendly is another area I need to look into. Thanks for the great tips.

    Your Friend,
    Paul

    1. Hello Paul,
      So happy that you found some useful information from this article. Yes, there are so many ‘little things’ that can make or break your ‘internet connection’, pardon the pun.
      Appreciate your kind words.
      Much success.
      Michelle

  8. There is nothing that makes me leave a page faster than bad contrast. A writer may have the best post in the would but if I have to strain to read it I’m not staying. It is almost the same with long paragraphs. I cannot read large blocks of text very well either as I get perhaps a few sentences into it and then lost my place and give up.
    These are all excellent points to consider.

    1. Hello Craig,
      Thanks for stopping by. I am glad that my article resonated with you. I feel the same way, especially as I wear glasses. Spaces and short sentences hold my interest as well. Yes, we need to be more aware and remember who gets the ‘final say’ in our online business!
      Michelle

  9. Thanks so much for sharing this post Michelle. It was very helpful reading. I never knew there are so many things I can do improve my website health.

    Especially about using the AMP plugin you mentioned about. I have never heard about it before. I also like the idea of keeping my post in short paragraphs. I think that really makes sense since most people nowadays don’t like reading longer sentences.

    And thanks for talking about Page speed and my website being mobile friendly;y, I think that is something that I personally need to work on.

    My best wishes,

    Stephen.

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