18 November, 2012

How fast is your blog/site?

Does your blog/site seem to take forever to load? My darling grand daughter Macey is pictured above, in her "fast" pink car. One thing that slows down load time is the pixel size of images. To help your blog load faster, consider optimizing your images. It is very easy to do this. Some images that should be optimized include:
● blog background image and header
● post images
● post signature and divider
● sidebar images
Simply go to either: Dynamic Drive or Image Optimizer.net and follow the easy instructions. There are no programs to download, no fees, and both sites meet McAfee Security© as Safe Sites. This will not reduce the dimensions of your images, only their "weight". We all tend to love and have many images on blogs, so this is one way to solve the issue without removing some of our images.
Consider removing or not showing the following items that slow down a blog/site:
● animated (moving) images and/or text
● background music
● icons and thumbnails in the Blog List
Check your blog/site's page load speed for free and safely at: Self SEO. Around 5 seconds or less is typically considered to be fast. No one likes to wait forever while a blog/site loads. Displaying 8 or less posts on your blog will also help the speed. Prim blessings to you all ♥

4 comments:

  1. My current blog is on Blogger, so it's pretty fast. My old blog was a self-hosted one on WordPress and, although it didn't take long to load, took a bit longer than my current one. Thanks for the tips!

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  2. Awesome post, Danice. The info is informative and much appreciated. I'll take your advice.
    Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Susan
    p.s. Grandbaby is gorgeous!

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!
    She is a cutie.
    Have a wonderful day. I love your header.
    WOolie Hugs Trace


    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  4. Thank you Danice! I'll have to give this a try. I've gotten so aggravated with posting. Macey is a cutie!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Blessings,
    Jean

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