Is page speed actually important? The short answer is YES.
The Social Dribbler reported, "47% of consumers expect a webpage to load in 2 seconds or less and 40% of people will abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. So, if your website is too slow, it’s costing you money."
It's also important for ranking and search engine optimization. For example, if your mobile load speed is slow that could negatively impact your desktop rankings as well!
Click the link for some great tips on how to improve your page load speed.
20 Tips to improve your page speed for User Experience and SEO
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