Do this change today to load your blog pages fast on all devices.

source - blog.kissmetrics.com

source - blog.kissmetrics.com

Why should you worry about how fast a blog post loads on mobile or desktop?

According to Kissmetrics Infographic: How loading-time affects your bottom line, 47% of web users wait about 2 seconds for a website to load on mobile device and 40% will close the page that takes more than 3 seconds to load!. 

It’s very important that your blog images are small enough so that the pages will load in lightning speed, and don't forget page loading speed is taken into account when it comes to SEO (Google). Another reason to spend some time to optimize your images.

So what can you today as a Blogger to increase your Page speed or "page load time" (the time it takes to fully display the content on a specific page).

Follow these steps to optimize your blog pictures.

  • If your have a WordPress blog these 2 plugins are the top ranking plugins you can start using right now
    • Download the Smush Image Compression and Optimization plugin
      • WP Smush lets you compress JPEG, GIF and PNG images up to 32MB individually or in bulk using our dedicated smushing servers.
    • Download Imsanity plugin for WordPress
      • Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads down to a size that is
        more reasonable for display in browser, yet still more than large enough for typical website use.
  • If your blog is not a WordPress blog use one of the following tools to optimize your blog images.

 

  • If you are working with a photographer ask her/ him to send the original as well as a optimize version of all your images. Most photographers already work with Adobe Photoshop to enhance the images and it will only take them a minute to create a optimized photo.

 Remember you only have 2 seconds, start optimizing your blog images now!