How To Speed Up Your Blog

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How To Speed Up Your Blog
                How To Speed Up Your Blog

Webpage loading speed is an important part of being able to use a website. Organic search results become one of the 100 ranking factors that affect a website ranking, and it certainly improves user experience. With so many other websites in your niche, the competition to earn website traffic and keep people engaged is becoming absolutely vital. If your website doesn’t load quickly,  then you’re likely to lose lots of visitors to your competition very quickly.

Faster page load times can increase your website’s crawl rate. All search engines can crawl as many pages at a time. Faster page speed can also increase any website crawl demand, meaning Google wants to crawl more of your website’s pages.

How to Improve Your Page Load Time

Here are 10 tips aimed at improving your website page load time:

1. Optimize Image Size and Format

Images on your site can take up a lot of bandwidth, which can affect your page load time. It is not enough to reduce the images of your website to HTML because it only changes the shape of the image and not its actual size. Use an external image editor tool to resize images.

Here are some image correction tools that will put more pressure on the image to reduce its size.

JPEG & PNG Stripper
Smush
Online Image Optimizer
Compressor.io

To improve the loading time of your page, it is advisable to stick to standard image formats such as JPG, PNG, and GIF.

2. Optimize Dependencies

Plugins: A site that requires a plugin can slow down your page loading speed significantly. Not all plugins are necessary. For example, social share plugins are a must for every site today. That said, you should always check to see if there is a better alternative to the plugin, such as javascript that you can just insert into your pages.

Tracking Scripts: Although it is wise to keep an eye on your website traffic statistics. It is not recommended to use multiple tracking software as this may interfere with page load time. If you’re using WordPress as CMS, you should allow WP stats to run scripts on your page or Google Analytics, but not both.

CMS Software: If you are using WordPress as CMS, it is recommended that you check for software updates frequently but do not load them directly on any website. Upload them to a separate server to test them first. Staying up to date with software updates also improves site speed.

3. Optimize Caching

Every time a visitor loads a site, your web page’s icon files, CSS, and Java files also load, which takes a lot of page time. When the caching is set up correctly, your browser can save these resources or files for later applications. These files can be retrieved from the cache instead of being re-downloaded from the network due to repeated page loads. It also reduces bandwidth and hosting costs.

4. Avoid Redirects

Avoiding redirects is helpful to increase your website’s speed. Some redirects are unavoidable and must be in place, but keep in mind that this requires additional HTTP, which increases the page load time. Check for broken links and fix them right away.

5. Reduce HTTP Requests

Use CSS spirits to reduce the number of image requests. Combine background images into a single image using CSS background-image and background-position elements. Add inline images to your cached style sheets. Similarly, combine all your JavaScript files into one file and also your CSS files.

6. Reduce Cookie Size

Cookies are used to store data that must be maintained between requests. This data is sent on each request, and as it gets bigger the load time increases. Therefore, reducing the size of the cookies reduces the size of the data you transfer and reduces page load time. Eliminate unnecessary cookies or reduce the size of cookies.

This concludes how to speed up your blog, but be sure to check back soon because I have more posts coming related to WordPress blogs.

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