WordPress Website Performance Audit Services
Your website’s performance is crucial to determining your user experience and your ability to gain new customers through it.
We have years of experience in identifying and eliminating WordPress performance issues. Right from inspecting server-side parameters such as your MySQL Queries to checking your caching mechanisms, we inspect every element on your WordPress website, with our WordPress website performance audit.
Getting your website audited will unlock the opportunities for your website to always exceeds user expectations and consistently achieves your goals.
Benefits of Website Performance Audits
An inadequately maintained website can hurt your brand in multiple ways.
Plus, ensuring that your website is free of lags, and has a faster loading speed is equally important.
- Gain Insights into Site Performance
Slow loading speeds, lags, 404 pages — these are just some of the many factors that are detrimental to your website performance. Conducting a performance audit will ensure that you gain insights into such errors and issues, and eliminate them periodically. With the help of these insights, you will also be able to leverage optimization opportunities to amplify your website performance.
- Improve Core Web Vitals Score
Core Web Vitals reflect how your users perceive their experience on your website. A negative page performance can impact the browsing experience for your users. Yet, only 4% of websites pass all the Core Web Vitals tests. The Core Web Vitals — CLS, FID, and LCP should always achieve the recommended values so that visitors do not suffer from a slow-loading web page.
- Avert Security Issues
It is important to identify and address any existing vulnerabilities in your website, and enforce a backup process with the help of a comprehensive audit. Specifically, you should be on the lookout for any sign of malware, SQL injections, and/or cross-site scripting. Doing so is important in delivering a secure browsing experience to visitors, and preventing any data breaches.
- Prevent Traffic Bleeding
You’ve got a steady stream of organic traffic to your website but getting abandoned by your visitors midway, you are clearly getting something wrong. There could be multiple reasons for this sudden drop — algorithm updates, XML sitemap changes, excessive redirects, incorrect robot.txt files. With a website performance audit, you will be fully equipped to identify the root cause behind your bleeding traffic and effectively fix the problem.
- Identify Actionable Improvements
When your business scales up, your website should be able to do the same. If you are looking at a website redesign or migration, you want to be clear with all there is to be changed. Consider the design elements, CMS performance, and scripting of your website and gauge what needs to be improved. Performance audits will help you give a better idea of these areas, so you can make impactful and actionable improvements.
- Ensure Adherence to Code and Accessibility Best Practices
For your website to function properly, you need to ensure adherence to certain coding and accessibility standards. Your website should reflect the use of the best practices for WordPress coding such as reliability, readability, and flexibility. A detailed performance audit will look at all these aspects in addition to your file and directory structures, and template hierarchies to deduce how effectively your code is working for your website.
- Reduce Plugin Bloat
Your plugins are the lifeblood of your WordPress website. They amplify the features and functionality of your website — be it creating contact forms or increasing site speed. But there is such a thing as too many plugins, and they can slow down your website. Performance audits can help you narrow down the plugins that are adding value to your website so that you can get rid of the rest, that cause bloating.
- Resolve Performance Issues
If your website is slow, not very responsive or user-friendly, you probably need to take a good hard look at your website performance. Weak HTML tags, slow servers, or poor-quality code can take down your website performance. 25% of visitors abandon a website that takes more than 4 seconds to load. Audit your website performance so that such issues can be identified and resolved sooner than later.
Multidots’ Approach to Website Performance Audits
At Multidots, we take a clinical approach to performance audits. We have defined a process that works on analyzing your website, identifying problem areas, and then generating a comprehensive audit report.
Our specialists will get in touch with you to understand any specific website issues you may be facing. We will run a preliminary check on the front-end performance of your website and have a collaborative discussion about the persisting issues. We will also give you an overview of our website performance audit process and how we go about it.
The first step in our review process is an automated one, wherein we use tools to run checks on your codebase against industry benchmarks.
Our next process is a manual code review process. Here, a technical consultant will review your website manually and scan through important areas such as effective implementation of frameworks, libraries, and consistency of coding practices.
In our manual review process, we will audit
- Technical analysis
- Top page performance
- Theme & plugin
- Adherence to Standards and Best Practices
- Server and CDN
- 25+ performance checkpoints
We will run rigorous tests to check for the parameters mentioned above and generate a detailed report of our findings. This report will guide you with all the steps and decisions that you will need to make to improve your WordPress website performance.
Why Hire Multidots for Your WordPress Website Performance Audit?
Our seasoned specialists have a proven track record in the WordPress development space. We have helped enterprises and businesses identify the issues plaguing their websites and implement sustainable solutions. Our client-centric approach will ensure that you can boost your website performance — one audit at a time.
Comprehensive Performance Summary
Conducting website performance audits on your own can yield few results, and if you decide to outsource the process, you need reliable people working on it. You need a team that can offer expertise on the front-end, back-end, and hosting sides. Multidots’ WordPress website performance audit includes a detailed analysis of each webpage, AJAX analysis, and triaged recommendations for pertinent issues. With a comprehensive performance summary on all these parameters, you can make improvements to ensure that your website always adheres to the best practices.
Experience and Expertise
We have a reputation for delivering products that are high on quality and scalable. With our performance audits, we strive to not just look at the code and security aspects of your website, but also its ability to scale when your website traffic goes up.
WordPress VIP Gold Agency Partner
As a WordPress VIP Gold Agency Partner, we ensure that your WordPress website always delivers top-notch performance. We identify opportunities for improvements and offer solutions that help you grow your revenue and convert more visitors.
Results Achieved for Clients
Testimonials from Happy Clients
Their technical expertise in areas such as web development, CMS systems, page performance, security, etc. have been the key to the success of our websites. They helped us grow from annual revenue of $100K to almost $15M.
After working with Multidots we saw our business grow 4x and we increased in efficiency by 30%.
Our sales skyrocketed and achieved significant improvement in page load speed, session, and visitors.
You can get a comprehensive overview of your website performance with the help of a performance audit. While many companies prefer to conduct it themselves, it is always a good idea to have a team of specialists do it, so that you can get helpful insights and suggestions.
Core Web Vitals (CWV) show how a specific URL is performing based on the perceived experience of the users. Together, the Core Web Vitals indicate how a web page fares in terms of aspects such as visual stability, interactivity, and load time.
These parameters are measured with the help of three metrics — Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS).
You can get a detailed report on your CWV performance when you get an audit done by us, along with insights on other crucial areas of your website.
While the Page Experience update that introduced Core Web Vitals definitely impacts the way search engines rank your website, it is not a standalone ranking factor. In some cases, having an average score for Core Web Vitals might still be okay.
But if your website relies heavily on user experience, consider having a good CWV score that will help you impress your users and the search engines.
Legacy code refers to the existing coding of a website that has been written in a different language or framework. The term is also used to describe code that is inherited from another programmer or coder.
The process of code review includes diligently going through code to identify any errors or bugs that may cause issues. In our Performance Audits, when we conduct a code review, we also consciously check adherence with the defined standards and best practices.
The code behind your website defines its structure, flow, and performance. Performing a code review can help you get feedback and advice from senior and experienced engineers who have extensive expertise in writing exceptional codes. It will also help you identify any errors or issues that may eventually lead to major bugs in your website.
As your business grows and you continue to make changes or additions to your website, it is natural to overlook the technical aspects that get impacted in the process. While this might not have an immediate impact, it is detrimental to your website performance going forward.
To ensure that your website is always up and running smoothly regardless of how much you evolve or scale, conducting regular website performance audits is a must. Doing so will help you identify the primary areas of imprert any issues or threats that may affect your website.