1. Reduce image size

The load time of your site is the most crucial metric for Google and for user experience. If you have large images then your images will slow down the load time of your website (the site’s conversion rate). You should keep your website loads time as short as possible. It takes only a few seconds difference to determine whether you’re at the top or the bottom of the first page. So, you should reduce all the images to the maximum size needed on the page, and you should save it at an appropriate resolution.

It is easy to optimize your images to a more reasonable size and then re-upload it. This is a crucial hack for improving your site speed. If you want to read more about image resolution and popular plugins press here.

2. Use high-quality plug-ins

3. Caching

4. Check for broken links

5. Too many ads?

6. Website Hosting

Testing Your WordPress Website Speed

When you are fixing up your website and making it faster than the speed of sound, you need to be able to see how you are going.

There are a couple of sites I regularly use to test website speeds and they are:

Tips

W3 Total Cache

If you want to test your site speed and check your’s site SEO click here for more information.

6 Ways To Reduce The Loading Speed Of Your Blog

11 COMMENTS

  1. Image size is my biggest issue. I finally figure out a good size for my images and now I am going back and reloading old posts to match and increase load time. I have never thought of cache though, definitely something I need to look into.

  2. These are great tips! I need to bookmark this and come back because I know I need to work on my blog optimization this year.

  3. This is such a helpful post! I am always looking toIncrease theSpeed of my website and I have hundred using image size and having a good server are the best things I can do for it.

  4. All of this is so important! It’s amazing how just a few small details can really slow down a site. My blog was going slow with my old theme because of the way it loaded the content. After switching my load time was cut in half!

  5. This is definitely something that I would love to work on and get to know more about how to do. So many times blogs slow down and you just can’t figure out why. Such a great post.

  6. I still have so much to learn about blogging and I’ve been at it for 8 months so far. Good thing there are technical experts out there to help those of us who are clueless!

  7. These are really great tips for your blog. I am still a newbie so I am trying to learn as much as I can and this was super helpful!

  8. THOSE dang images. I’m a photographer so my site is mostly images. We are working on keeping it all speedy and user friendly. I’ll be using some of these tips babe! Thanks for sharing, its amazing to have them all in one place to reference.

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