Originally Posted by JesseN
The site took about 15 seconds to load for me which is going to be a big problem with SEO.
Yes, it loads too slow. Welcome to Wordpress and it's dozens of server calls, but I'm showing consistent 1.95 second load times, which would put it somewhere near the fiftieth percentile.
As for it being a "big problem", yes, it is a factor, but I've never seen it have an impact on anything other than user experience. Like every other bit of advice from Google, if you make your site experience great for visitors, you're making it great for search bots.