It is challenging to overstate the importance of website speed to your user and customer experience. It can make or break whether someone visits a site or bounces into another. Every second your site can’t be reached increases the odds that a visitor will take their business elsewhere.
Roughly 46 percent of people say a website’s loading time is the least ‘likable’ part of browsing the Internet. This concern creates an enormous incentive for companies to make sure their websites excel at speed. Sites that load within five seconds see 70 percent longer sessions than those that load in 19 seconds, for example.