Boost Website Speed and Save Bandwidth with WebP Images - A Google-Backed Solution

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Boost Website Speed and Save Bandwidth with WebP Images - A Google-Backed Solution


WebP is an image format developed by Google, designed to help web developers create smaller yet high-quality images, ultimately improving website loading speeds.

To understand the difference between lossless and lossy compression:

  • Data compression aims to reduce the size of data without losing important information.
  • Lossy and lossless compression are two methods used for compressing images.
  • The key distinction is that lossy compression sacrifices some data to achieve smaller file sizes, while lossless compression retains all the original data and can fully restore the image to its original form after compression.

In summary, WebP is a lightweight image format introduced by Google to enhance website performance. You can replace traditional formats like JPEG and PNG with WebP for improved loading times.

Tip

Consider using free online tools like https://imageresizer.com to convert your images to WebP format.

Or as Daniel suggested https://tinypng.com. "try to keep the 16:9 ratio for pictures, they are better for SEO. For example, for feature images 1024 x 576 or 1000 X 564, for those in the content 768 X 432 or 400 X 226, etc. depending on your preferences, and space available."

If you're hosting your website on Wealthy Affiliate, you can also benefit from the free Kraken plugin for faster image uploads And resizing.

I hope this helps a little and good luck with SEO and image optimization



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Hello to all,
The images in our posts/pages influence the site's loading speed.
I hope you do not mind Fleeky, if I come up with an addition to your idea.
I also use this tool
https://tinypng.com/
to make the WebP images even smaller, and more compressed.
Also, I try to keep the 16:9 ratio for pictures, they are better for SEO.
For example, for feature images 1024 x 576 or 1000 X 564
for those in the content 768 X 432 or 400 X 226, etc. depending on your preferences, and space available.
I hope it will be useful.
Good luck to everyone
Daniel

Yes, ty indeed 👍🏆added your suggestion...

Valuable advice, thanks! 🙌



Ginerik

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Thank you, Fleeky.

I am in the midst of redesigning my entire website.

It will take a lot of time and effort to redo all the images. But I am ready to do it for the sake of faster load speed.

Does it help to redo the old images on my site? Will it help with SEO and ranking?

Tim

Kraken does that for you. Ask site support to add it for you.
👍

kraken already comes with WA and it did not do the job for me. I started using imagify and it works nice

Yes, some times it gives errors indeed, what were yours?

no errors. It is just in google site kit it tells me that Largest Contentful Paint is poor. It is poor for mobile not pc. It was 3.9s which says needs improvement. After I optimized the photos it got better but is now back at 3.9s. Not sure why. The truth is that the value represents their "in the lab" value. In regards to real work data it says it does not have enough info on that to have a value.

Yes same issue here... popped up lately exactly as you describe. On all sites. So it is plugin related. Replaced some with optimole... which gives better results. Still testing, ty for sharing!

I am using Smush. Is Kraken better?

I use Smush

Imagify solves the issue for you?

If you are happy with smush, not change.

(Plugins and themes interfere a lot and some times it needs other options.)

I convert all my images to
WebP, Fleeky. 😎

Frank 🎸

🏆👍

Very interesting and informative read…thank you for sharing!

-Mike

Welcome
✨🎊

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