CASE STUDY – Sarah McAffry Photography

Sarah McAffry is an award winning photographer who has been voted Knoxville’s best by Cityview Magazine, published in national magazines, and published in several online publications including Wedding Chicks, Weddings Unveiled, Ruffled Blog, Baby Lifestyles and more.

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Sarah has a WordPress based website for her business which she has done a great job of designing and maintaining over the years. As new features, plugins, and thousands of photographs were added to the site, Sarah had begun to notice that the site was running slow. A slow site is a very big problem, especially for a small business owner in a very competitive space. Attention spans are shorter than ever, and when a website doesn’t load quickly, most people will move on to a website that will. Google’s search engine rankings also penalize sites that load slowly, moving them lower in the search rankings behind sites that have been proven to load quickly.

Sarah contacted New Frame Creative to see if we could speed things up and move her website into the fast lane. The first step was to run some diagnostics to see just how slow things really were.

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Yikes! The important number here is the over 17 second load time.
According to our diagnostics, this was slower than 92% of all websites on the internet.
 

New Frame Creative went to work on Sarah’s website with the goal being to reduce page load times as dramatically as possible. Without getting into too much technical mumbo-jumbo (and we could talk a LOT about things like site compression, caching, image compression, and content delivery networks) let’s just get to the results. We were able to achieve dramatically faster loading times for website visitors. Take a look:

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Page load time was reduced all the way down to 1.55 seconds and the site is now performing faster than 80% of all websites on the internet. If your website is running a little slow,  we can help! We are WordPress speed experts! Give us a call at 865-202-0408 or contact us today.

“I met with Greg one morning and by that afternoon he already had a diagnostic of my site and by the next afternoon he had finished work. Our website speed improved exponentially and we’re already seeing significant improvements with our number of daily visitors and our bounce rate.”
– Sarah McAffry

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