by Mal Tonge
Why Page Speed SEO is Important.
Pagespeed SEO Tutorial Step by Step
The Full Pages peed SEO Tutorial. This tutorial will show you step by step strategies and techniques that I use personally to boost Page speed for SEO. The added benefits for SEO includes higher conversions and higher rankings in search engines like Google and Bing
Sound Good? Then stick arround, Remember comments are below, Say thanks or discusse any issues during this tutorial.
Search engines main ranking factor has shifted vastly over to user experience or “bounce rates” and “conversions” as we in the professional SEO industry like to say.
A high percentage of bounce rates are associated with page speed.
Videos to cover each section of this article will be included, This will help you by allowing you to follow this Page Speed For SEO tutorial step by step and see exactly what I do to achieve sub 2 second page load times along with 100% in GTMetrix and page speed insights.
Below you can find a list of things that we will be covering during the course of this page speed for white hat SEO Tutorial.
White Hat SEO Guide 2017
Get exclusive access to my most valued Seo tips.
SEO SITE AUDIT
Page Speed SEO – Free Digital Ocean Setup
The first step to sub 2 second page load times and Vastly improved page speed SEO standards is to get you free server from Digital Ocean. click here.
To follow the complete visual setup then you can see the video below which goes through the full setup process, step by step.
I chose Digital ocean because its the best host I have seen ever. Its server droplets are billed at a per hour rate which means you only get billed for what you use. you can up the ram and drive space at any time without affecting your server.
For search engine optimisation it is imperative that you serve your visitors their requests within 2 seconds. Page load times are critical to success and should be the first on your list of white hat SEO things to do.
if you use the link provided Here you will be entitled to $10 free credit from digital Ocean. You will not be billed until you have used all the $10 dollars. Credit card or debit card is taken to put on file only. Servers can be canceled at any time without any strings.
Next in the page speed SEO tutorial, you will create your first droplet on Digital Ocean. A droplet is space on a gigantic server. The benefits of using a droplet are that you can upgrade or downgrade ram and drive space without resetting your server.
When you see this page click the button “Create Droplet”
Next, you will choose your server operating system, For page speed SEO Choose Ubuntu 16.04, This is required to follow this complete tutorial.
Now you need to choose which server to use, Remember if you used the signup link from this tutorial you will be entitled to $10 free credit. Me personally I use a $5 a month droplet and its works perfectly with the exact settings I show in this tutorial.
So for the sake of this Page speed for SEO tutorial, we will use the $5 a month server.
If you choose the $5 a month server and you used the signup link from this page speed article then you will not be billed for 2 months. After 2 months you will need to top-up your digital ocean credit account.
Now you need to decide the location of your new server, I choose New York as I feel it is closer to my audience but really this does not matter due to the fact that we will be using Cloudflare CDN. So if you are like me then choose New York, but it’s totally up to you.
The next step is to name your server, for ease I changed this to hobbydabber as this is the domain name and makes it easy for me to keep track of. You can change this to whatever you want alternatively you can keep it as it is.
Click the Create button then your server will be created, The next step is to go check your email for server login details
Once you have PuTTy then open it and copy the ip address from the email and past it into Putty, as shown below. Then click open
After you click open the first thing you will see is a warning, just click “yes” and continue to PuTTy
The login username for ssh PuTTy is “root” so enter root into PuTTy as shown in the image below then press enter.
Now you will be asked for your password, go back to the email from Digital Ocean and copy the password. To paste into PuTTy just left click in Putty then right click on the mouse. This will paste the text you copied, Then hit Enter.
Please note, Passwords on PuTTy will not be displayed to you, this is for security but be sure if you right clicked on the mouse then the password will be pasted even if you do not see it.
Now as this is the first time logging into your new server via SSH you will be required to change your password. The first step is to give the current password again so just right click in PuTTy then hit enter.
Next you will be prompted to enter a new password, Use your keyboard and type your new password. Remember you will not see the password but just know that what you type will be imputed as your password.
You will now need to confirm your new password, Go ahead and type your new password again.
You have now completed the signup and setup of SSH access to your server. You should now see something like shown in the image below.
Thats concludes Step 1 of this page speed for white hat seo tutorial