Do You Know How Fast Your Page Loads? - Page 2
Images and Videos
Do you have badges on your blog? Many of us do! However, such images lie on "external" servers. This means that the page has to visit the other site while loading your page, which could slow it down. It would load faster, if you uploaded images to your file manager (or Photobucket if you are using Blogger).
- When inserting images into your posts, set the size to Medium or customize (to set a certain width such as 400px) to reduce the file size. Or you can simply resize the images before loading them to your blog.
- You can use thumbnails as well that open to larger versions of the image, specially if loading a series of images.
- Upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and then embed them into your blog posts (using the Embed Code provided).
Here are some quick tips. These small changes can make a big difference in your load time!
- Limit the number of posts on the front page, set a number. The more posts that are set to load, the longer it will take.
- Limit the number of images and videos used in your posts.
- Use the Split-Entry (or also known as Excerpt) feature. This is when you go to a blog, like www.DownTheAvenue.com where you only see part of the post and have to click to "read more" or "continue reading." This allows your posts to load faster as it does not have to show the entire post.