How to Automatically Compress Images for Website Speed

Last Update: September 10, 2018

Google has many things that it looks for when deciding where your website ranks within their search results. It is important that you to focus on all of these. One of Google's top ranking factors is website speed. To understand and simplify the many complexities of understanding website speed, it is easiest to look at what is actually slowing down your website.

Why Website Speed Matters.

I think that you can appreciate the fact that anything that hurts your rankings in search engines, hurts your business. Your website speed is obviously one of these.

The reality of this is much deeper than 'Google not liking it' though. Google makes decisions based on their users. If their users suffer from a lower quality experience, it hurts them. Thus, they punish websites for a variety of reasons.

The Main Speed Traps to Watch Out For.

With Wordpress websites (which you are building here), there are only a few main culprits to speed lag. They are as follows.

  1. Poorly Optimized Images. The most common load issue is images. People tend to use images in their exact state, and then upload them directly to their website. The problem is that many of these are not optimized for websites, high resolution files which can take a long time to load (and prevent the rest of your website from loading). Thus, images need to be compressed before you put the on your website or they will cause load issues, ranking issues, and hurt your overall potential.
  2. Low Quality Hosting. Also, known as budget hosting, you typically get what you pay for in the hosting world. Most "cheapo" web hosts will actually throttle your service if you get any amount of traffic to your website, or require you to upgrade to a new server.
  3. Code/JavaScript Loads. Many websites/software platforms will require you to install code so they can verify ownership of our website or in many cases, for tracking purposes. This is common place in the affiliate marketing space for verification, but is also very common with analysis and tracking tools like Google Analytics, Google Console, and various other specialized tracking and linking platforms.
  4. CPU Intensive Plugins. There are many plugins out there that are complete CPU hogs, some so much so that they can drag an entire hosting server down. Also, each plugin that you put on your website will incrementally add load to your website, so be careful about "overuse" of plugins, in particular if you are using plugins for the sake of "cool", not practicality. The plugin world is not a controlled one
  5. Theme Issues. Although rare, themes can be a culprit for website lag. Sometimes a theme can be poorly designed and have "required" widgets that cause a lot of servers lag. If you have an issue with a theme, it will be apparent.
  6. Serving Videos Directly on Website. You should NEVER be putting videos on your hosting, you should be using a specialized video hosting service to serve videos on your website (like Amazon AWS), or you should be uploading your videos to Youtube/Vimeo and then embedding them. It is not good practice to upload videos directly to your website.

SiteContent Compression Technology.

We have solved most of these plugin issues for you here at WA through advanced technology that we have developed, as well as training and creating awareness platforms that let you know where your website speed issues are, and why it is happening.

The first thing we have done is created a platform that is internal to SiteContent that compresses all of your images using some most advanced compression technologies available. When you publish your content through SiteContent, all images within your content will automatically be compressed in several sizes and formats, which will then be rendered appropriately according to the type of page your website loads (mobile, tablet, desktop). This is bleeding edge stuff and there are companies out there charging JUST for this technology, but it is completely integrated and included into SiteContent's publish feature for all Premium members.

*Note: When you upload content directly within your back-office, you are not leveraging the state-of-the-art compression technology available to you within SiteContent. As a result, your website speeds will slow drastically. I don't recommend uploading images directly within Wordpress as they inherently do a bad job of compressing images on their own.

Some Good Plugins if You Are Going To Directly Upload

Image compression plugins are NOT required if you are publishing your content through SiteContent, but you certainly should be leveraging them if you are uploading images directly through your Wordpress back office.

There are plugins that can help you with your load times of images on your website, but you need to be careful about the plugins you choose because some can add a significant load to your website. It is counterproductive to choose a plugin that will actually slow down your website, when you are using the same plugin to speed it up. Thus, I have a few recommendations.

1. EWWW Image Optimizer

From all of our testing, this was the best plugin. We actually install this plugin with ALL website installs here at WA. It is a good plugin.

This plugins is very easy to install, set-up and use. It will optimize your images as you upload them, so there isn't an independent process to do that with every image upload.

You can also "bulk" optimize feature if you install the EWWW plugin after you have published pages, and it will optimize all existing media files on your website. There are "up sell" features associated with this plugin, but they are certainly not a requirement.

2. reSmush.it

reSmush.it is also a great plugin for image compression, on the scale of effectiveness I would say this plugin goes hand-in-hand terms of quality with EWWW. It also allows you to automatically optimize your images (post install), and it has the same bulk feature to optimize older images that you had uploaded to your website.

It doesn't offer different compression sizes, which can be a downfall. This is something that is offered to you within the SiteContent image technology, as we offer various sizes depending on the device that is used.

3. Compress JPEG & PNG images

Compress JPEG & PNG is a plugin created by the team over at TinyPNG. The instant downside to this plugin is that you need to create an account with them in order to use it. You are also limited to 100 images each month to optimize, which is sufficient for most websites, but for those that create image intensive content it won't be adequate and you will be required to upgrade.

A few of the features that I like are the image size settings (which you can control) and you can set that maximize upload size for your original uploads. Images that are larger than the max size, will automatically be sized to an appropriate size by the Compress plugin.

It is still a great plugin option, but the image compression limits can really be annoying if you are actively building out your website.

PageSpeed Insights, Find Out Load Issues

I have you are having loading issue with your website or you are finding page speed lag, then you definitely want to consider leveraging the PageSpeed Insights platform that you have access to here as a Premium member.

The PageSpeed Insights platform allows you to pinpoint your load issues on your website on a per page basis. It will outline which images are representing the biggest issues, as well as provide you with an instant look into your "Google" rankings.

If you go to the Websites => SiteManager tab: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

You will notice that there is a "Details" button. You will want to click that (as shown below) and this will take you to the page where you have all sorts of features related to your website, including the PageSpeed Insights platform.

Wealthy Affiliate SiteManager

If you scroll down to the PageSpeed Insights section, you will be able to 'Check' (if you haven't done a check before), or you will be able to "Refresh" to check again.

If you click the "G" it will take you to Google where you will be able to assess the issues.

PageSpeed Insights

My problem with this particular post is in fact images, because I added them after the fact! If I added them through SiteContent, they would have been compressed and much more optimized.

Slow Images Slowing Down Website

So it is very important and beneficial to create your content within the SiteContent platform here. Not only is it an amazing writing too, it is going to allow you to fully optimize your images and your website load speeds (which help with rankings, as well as conversions).

Anyways, there you have it. I wanted to open up a conversation on the major culprits of a slow loading website and how to automatically compress images on your website using the tools and services that you have access to as Premium member here at WA.

I would love to hear your comments, feedback or questions. Please leave them below.

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HelenpDoyle Premium
I do understand that any image you select in SiteContent is compressed.

Just a quick question. I often edit the images I use therefore upload these manually. I always compress these myself using a link leoemery posted, http://compresspng.com/

So my question is, if I am composing on SiteContent and upload manually, is that also compressed? (Hence I can stop compressing these myself.)
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newmarketpro Premium
I believe you can do either. However, you may want to test how much compression done on image (%) using both techniques. I prefer to compress images myself before uploading them onto my site.

Joe
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Especially the ones I compose out of several images! Better safe than slow site speed.
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I understand this but I don't at the same time I just can't grasp were I need to be to start this before I pay for premium I'm just a type of guy that has to see it done a few times then do it myself under the watchful eye of my teacher I wish there was some sort of demo to see how things are working.
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CherylK Premium
Okay, I'm a little confused. I've tried using the SiteContent writing platform but it doesn't offer all of the features that simply starting a New Post from my blog offers.

Does this mean that my images aren't being optimized because I don't use SiteContent to create posts? When I create a new post from my blog, is that what you mean by "back office"?

Am I making any sense?
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katkatskitchen Premium
You can write from your blog directly without consequences
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newmarketpro Premium
Unlike site-content, Wordpress does not offer image optimization feature unless you have a plugin to help you do that. What you can do is either (1) optimize your image before uploading to your site (2) install a plugin which helps you with image optimization.

Hope that helps.

Joe
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CherylK Premium
Thank you! I know I should really try creating from SiteContent, again. One of these days, I will.
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CherylK Premium
Thank you, Joe. If I install a plugin will it automatically optimize all the images already on my blog?

Honestly, when I checked through the PageSpeed Insights section for several of my posts, not a single one had a green dot. And clicking on the G shows what needs to be fixed but I can't figure out how to do that.

I'm pretty discouraged.
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smokeywins Premium
Kyle, One of the last Image heavy posts I posted to my website was via the Site Contents. After it was published, I then went and checked my page speed insights and the post still ranked low, even though the images were added via SiteContent, not after the fact. I had to manually go back in and use the Compress JPEG & PNG images on each individual image, which seemed to resolve the issue.

Are the stats not 100% accurate immediately after posting? Do we need to give it 24 hrs before we check our Page Speed? Or should it be instant?
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bpais1 Premium
That's a lot of good plugins, Kyle.

My website is very, very image intensive.

Even though I have the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin, I do some image work in advance of upload.

Using MS Picture Manager:

I crop any unnecessary portions of my images.

Then, I resize them to "Web - Small" (448 to 336 px).

I also make sure my WordPress thumbnail settings in "Settings", "Media" are all set to "0" so that EWWW doesn't create multiple copies of the image.

Jim
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otikoroASH Premium
helpful information. much appreciated.

I also mentioned in this comment thread that it is important to Name your images on your computer before uploading to your Wordpress gallery. it is better for SEO not to have a string of numbers as your file name. google detects what it is saved as on your computer even if you re-title your images in wordpress.

Thanks again.
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otikoroASH Premium
I had no idea wordpress would make multiple copies
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bpais1 Premium
I rename all my images, too, Ashley - to better reflect their true meaning.

And, don't forget to add alt text to them - for the visually impaired folks who visit your website.

Jim
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MAXINEG Premium
Hi Kyle,

I don't know if this relates. Today, I tried to upload an image and the green bar read 100%. I was trying to upload from my gallery and it just wouldn't load. The image from my previous WA blog kept showing up. SO, I decided to blog without a visual.

Because of my lack of expertise, when something is not working for me, I am going to say something.

Maxine
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Eli47 Premium
Thanks for this great info, Kyle. Some questions here:
1. What if I want to change the images later? I still need to compress them but I can't afford to spend more. Is there another way we can use site content?
2. What about featured images for my posts? Can I include it in my site content and copy it to place for my feature images?

These were my issues with site content and images.
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BIGBRANDON Premium
Thank you, Kyle, You do so much for us here and even the smallest bit of help like this makes a huge difference. Why because time is precious and you created a huge time-saving site that we can leverage. And this allows us to save time, money, recourses, headaches and pains. It doesn't go unseen.

Cheers,
Brandon.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for this blog and talk about lean something new every day around these parts. To be honest I was unaware that you had built in image compression technology into the site content platform.
The aspect of most interest is that on the publishing that the images are rendered for desktop, tablet, and mobile very handy indeed, there is certainly more to site content than meets the eye.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thanks for this great post Kyle.

I have written a very detailed training I'd like to share that goes into great detail on how to speed your website using PageSpeed Insights information. Those who have gone through my training have told me its been a big help for them.
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davehayes Premium
Excellent Kaju, well done my friend.
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BeCalm Premium
I had all of my images loaded from my website until I read this article. My question is it better for me to rewrite all of my pages etc or to compress those that are there now and then moving forward ensure that my images are done within site content?
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BeCalm Premium
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otikoroASH Premium
its easy. you just install the ewww plugin and it will automatically prompt to ask you if you want to bulk optimize past posts :)
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Kyle Premium
Don't rewrite, rather moving forward just use SiteContent to create and publish your content.

In the meantime, you can optimize your content through the use of a plugin like EWWW which has a bulk optimize feature and comes preinstalled with every website.
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BeCalm Premium
thanks so much. I did just that I used to ewww plugin and now I think my site is compressed and ready to rock.
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Wealth2018 Premium
I must be missing something here. I just happen to have an article in Site Content. Normally, I would have published and headed over to WP to add images.

However, I decided to add them in Site Content and: (1) either my files were too big to load or (2) it suggested cropping them (which I don't want) so, doesn't this defeat the purpose? These are my own photos that I have taken.

So, what am I missing?

Mary Ann
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Kyle Premium
You don't have to crop any images, set the crop tool to full width, you can select the size when cropping.

By too big to load, what are you getting that would indicate that. SiteContent should allow for ANY image to be uploaded, and compressed. If they are too big, let me know what error you are getting and Iwill have look.
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Wealth2018 Premium
Ok. I will go and try again.

Thanks,
Mary Ann
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Wealth2018 Premium
It is 7.81 mb, taken with my iphone, so a very large file. I just tried again and it said:

The file you are attempting to upload is larger than the permitted size.

So, what is the permitted size?

Thanks,
Mary Ann
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MozMary Premium
1. what's the best way to upload images to our already published articles, right now I'm publishing images through site content reverting to draft immediately just so I can have those images on my site to use...but do you have a better way?

2. will it be possible to bulk upload to sitecontent because right now we have to do one at a time and fiddle with expanding those white squares on a tiny screen that has to be arrowed up and down...individually, very time consuming even though the result is good website speed
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Fleeky Premium
Very good points Mary, wanted to ask the same...
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DBlanchard Premium
This one was very educational for me Kyle!!!

I have been using Tinypng, uploading every image manually to it prior to inserting them in my library for quite a while now.

I use Site content for all my posts but had no idea that it does compress every image also!

I am wondering if I have been wasting my time with Tinypng since I also upload my images in SiteContent before I publish. An image can only be compressed to a certain degree right?

Thanks once again for your insight!

Denis
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PaulChatwin Premium
Cheers Kyle. It’s good to be reminded from time to time of the powerful resources we have available to us as a Premium Member at WA.
It’s all too easy to go paying for services and training elsewhere and forgetting we actually have it all here.
Regards.
Paul
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AlanJE Premium
Hi Kyle, Thank you for the great information. I checked my website pages and there are 3 which I need to check and review. 2 of them are slow to load on mobile, and i is slow to load on DT. All my content and images are uploaded through Site Content usually, although it is possible I added some images later to some posts, and maybe that is causing the problem here. I need to find out, Best Alan
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BobMargroff Premium
This is great info for me. I haven’t used images on my site yet. So, the information to check my site speed issues has helped me a lot. I went and checked and found out that I have a JavaScript problem. Now I just have to learn how to fix it... either way, thank you for posting...I definitely learned something new.
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Kyle. Makes perfect sense to use SiteContent since it automatically does the job for us.

For the odd image I've uploaded directly to Wordpress I usually use free software called 'Riot'. I have no idea how good it is but it does seem to do a decent job with most images.

Is there a guideline about what size is definitely too big? I generally aim to keep those I upload myself under 100 KB.

~Mark
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Kyle Premium
At the very most you want to be at 100KB.
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Kyle.
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Very informative blog, Kyle, thanks for sharing. Just one point on Tinypng.

I use Tinypng for compressing images without having to open an account or install the plugin. Google Tinypng, clicking the link will take you to a page where you can compress up to twenty images in one session. If you're prepared to compress images manually, this saves another plugin on your site.
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Hels04 Premium
I do that too and sometimes it compresses images by more than 70% plus jpg can be smaller files than png. It's a fantastic tool
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi, Helen, jpg is fine unless you want to use layers, as it doesn't support transparencies.
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for the insight Brian into Tinypng.
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derekmarshal Premium
Point 3
"Code/JavaScript Loads. Many websites/software platforms will require you to install code so they can verify ownership of our website or in many cases, for tracking purposes. This is common place in the affiliate marketing space for verification, but is also very common with analysis and tracking tools like Google Analytics, Google Console, and various other specialized tracking and linking platforms."

ehh Kyle, The JS code for site speed is 200k in size and is missing "Vary: Accept-Encoding" header:

you could also defer parsing of that scrip to aid even faster loading.

May I ask about the possibility of Domain Charding to load faster still...

And CDN..

Storage of images on Cloud...

...What about reducing latency by means of Pjax..

Site speed in the past month has improved dramatically but there is is still plenty room for improvement still.
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Kyle Premium
We have all of that coming, on top of the layers of technology we have developed, which are FAR more sophisticated than you are making them out to be. :)

CDN, easy. And it's coming.
Segmented and off site image storage, coming as well.

Stay tuned Derek.
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derekmarshal Premium
YaY!

Tuning in..:-)
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Kyle Premium
:)
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Bald Eagle Premium
Great info - even though there was a blip and much of it was repeated twice.
I have a couple of questions:

1.It seems the best place to do your editing and uploading is from Site Content. This of course has the added advantage of giving you complete stats on your site.
I say this because I recently wrote and published a long article directly in my back office and my stats haven't changed in Site Content. So that is my first question I guess: Are the stats only applicable to what is written and uploaded via site content?

2.This leads to my second question because some might ask why I am not using site content for all my posts.
Fair question and the answer is I recently started using Elementor for ease of use as well as aesthetic purposes and I really like it.
So my second question is can I upload through "Site Content" with Elementor?

Cheers
Lawrence
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Omar87 Premium
I was wondering the same. I love using my theme's page builder. I'm still not absolutely sure if I'm missing on a whole lot of optimization qualities through SiteContent. Especially with images, and if "EWWW Image Optimizer" is a "set and forget it" type deal with all images uploaded directly to WordPress.
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Kyle Premium
You cannot use SiteContent with page builders at this point, ideally you would publish your content through SC, but if you use a page builder that you really like, then you can keep using that.
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achiever21 Premium
When will site content have the option to post to wordpress as draft instead of publishing immediately? Also for a lot of posts if you are using an affiliate photo,it is against the TOS of most of them to host the photo on your blog, will site content have the option of inserting an image fr0m a url?
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Kyle Premium
Something that we are definitely considering in a 2.0 release. And inserting widgets is something that we could also consider as well, or allowing for code blocks. We can definitely get more sophisticated, but we also don't want to lose the simplicity of the content creation aspect which is incredibly important.
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kiwiboy Premium
Very awesome insightful post thank you Kyle :) just 1 observation q and 1 general q please brother... observation, I have heard lately of the unsurprising fact that WA post rank well in google, and I would just like to know if that is relevant as to why some of the content in this article has a double up.

Question about sitecontent. and The views on the relevance of moving forward with gutenberg. a slightly bugging question i have been pondering and have great interest in your thoughts..
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Kyle Premium
Sorry, I am not sure what your exact questions is here? What about Gutenberg?
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kiwiboy Premium
yea sorry I was trying to sound intelligent lol

Really I just want to ask whether you think gutenberg usage will impact the future of seo in the eyes of search engines,

FYI after watching a recent google webmaster YT video they were talking it up as being the WP goto for sitespeed content
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Kyle,

When I reduce the original file size of a Dreamstime photo I am using as a header photo, EWWW compresses the original file to 487.2 KB. The two programs I am using in combination with each other reduce it to 117 KB. I am not sure whether I am missing something here or can I use the EWWW compressed thumbnail image 150 x 150 as my header photo?
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Kyle Premium
That image will be TINY. But if you want to use a tiny logo within your content that is fine. If you try to use a large version of this same image by expanding it, it will be blurry.
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BradB18 Premium
Thanks Kyle,

Singularly EWWW gives the best compression but you can get further compression using two programs combined for free.
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TDomena Premium
Thanks so much for this info. I've been using SiteContent and the page insights, but after I installed a few plugins like Woocommerce and added product pages and images there, I think that's when my speed started to slow.

I didn't know the EWWW plugin has a bulk editor. I really underestimated the need for that plugin and at one point, I deleted it. When I noticed several red marks in my pageinsights, I went and reinstalled it, but it didn't immediately speed up my site. I was dreading the process of deleting every image and reuploading it like what I've heard others do, so I was thinking I'd have to pay somebody to help me with optimizing my site until you posted this. I'm using the Bulk editor now.

Thanks so much!
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Kyle Premium
If you are uploading through SiteContent, then you don't need image compression plugins. WooCommerce and certain widgets can slow down your website (like product pages) as some of these require lots of database calls to load and they are not optimized.
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otikoroASH Premium
This is a great post Kyle thank you. I was not using Site Content most of the time and now I will.

I just thought I would add some further advice to fellow WA members since we are talking about images. This is to title your images BEFORE uploading them to site support or directly to the wordpress gallery. I thought re titling them in the gallery area was enough. But google still see's the old file name, whatever it was before you upload it. If it's nicely named already, then your golden.

Please save yourself a lot of grief from my mistake of not titling my images ahead of download! In my case, on one of my websites, I sell product, Antique books to be exact. My theme is store front, woocomerce. It allows you to have a lot of gallery images next to your product description. I uploaded about a dozen books, each with about 15 - 20 images without pre- titling them.

I asked the WA community why my images were not showing up in google image searches. I found out that the problem is that google doesn't like images that are not titled. If it see's long-number file name then that isn't SEO friendly. Google detects whatever the file name is of the image prior to your upload, even if you re title it in the wordpress gallery title and alt text section. In my case, it was a long string of digits for each image, AGAIN, NOT SEO-friendly!

Unfortunately, the only way to fix this was to delete each image one by one, re title them prior to upload, and re upload them.

I had two choices, I could have left them like that and just made sure in all future posts I uploaded correctly, or fix each image one by one. The latter is a huge pain in the ass but then google will rank my page better. Also a lot of people use google images to search for product, I do with antique books, this way my books will show up in google images and that may draw more people to my site.

Since we were talking about images I thought this might help a few folks. I'm still going crazy re titling and re uploading all mine, so thought throwing this out there was on subject and perhaps helpful.

I'm not someone with really any website building background skills, so i have to ask the WA community for a lot of advice and constantly have questions as I learn, so please if anyone else has anything else to add with this post, feel free! I just wanted to help prevent someone else from possibly making my mistake.
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lesabre Premium
Thank you great and wonderful leader. Now how about bringing your wife, daughter and of course yourself for a wonderful dinner. Meal of choice, drink of choice, and favorite food and toy for young lady. Just give me a call or e-mail. I need a week to prepare an exquisite meal. Oh and by the way, could you spend some time on my computer, just a few, ok a lot of things I need fixed on my website.
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Stella2 Premium
Thanks for this Kyle. :-)

Q: Sometimes the page speed on my posts varies quite a bit from day to day, even when I haven't made any changes to the site. For example one day it might be in the 90s for a particular post, and next time I check down in 70s. But still seems to be loading fine. What might be the cause for the wildly fluctuating numbers?
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Kyle Premium
That could be a number of things, including Google's PageSpeed algorithm and test itself. But if your website is getting more traffic than usually, this could slow it down. If your server is getting loaded (another website), sometimes that can slightly slow load times as well...but that is something that we keep and eye out for.
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marycmiller Premium
Hi Kyle, I am currently building a new site, I usually use SiteContent but decided to give Gutenberg a shot, so I am creating content in the backend of the website. Will SiteContent catch up to Gutenberg so I can return to it?
Mary
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Kyle Premium
In what respects do you like Gutenberg. What is on your wishlist for SiteContent?
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marycmiller Premium
I have not had a lot of experience with Gutenberg but I do really like how easy it is for adding titles, paragraphs and photos. As you write out your content the choices are to your left constantly, you don't have to go back up to the top. Another feature, that I have not tried, is if you write a special paragraph in one post, it is easy to include it in other posts. That is all I have learned to date. I would love to still write out of SiteContent because it keeps track of your writing goals, but I think I like the Gutenberg editor. I guess it is like "having cake and eating it to" dilema.
Mary
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Tirolith Premium
I have to go over things more than twice anyway, so thanks for the revision.
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nudge1969 Premium
I don’t use Site Content as my theme is Divi, which uses modules to build post content. I took advantage of a lifetime deal through Appsumo for using ShortPixel. I find the largest compression type losses too much quality, so I use their Glossy compression (intermediate). Seems to do a decent job. Anyone else had experience with ShortPixel?
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Kyle Premium
Proper compression should be able to retain quality and should export in many different sizes so your website doesn't load a bigger size than it needs to (depending on the device). This is what SiteContent handles for.

If your PageSpeed scores are good, and you are using the Glossy compression, not to be concerned.
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nudge1969 Premium
Thanks Kyle. Just another question. You mention not to upload videos to WordPress, totally understandable. What about GIF files? Say I record a 10-15 second video of how something is implemented and then convert this to a GIF. I assume this has to be uploaded to WP?
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shazzaWA Premium
I now do more in Site content so it is great to know the images are optimized best there. Great to know as always, you guys have the best intent and tools for us all to have the best websites!!
Thanks Kyle
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Kyle Premium
We surely do and you are likely to see many more significant advancements on the hosting side of things as we move forward.

The SiteSpeed and the security elements just got a huge upgrade last week, but we are never going to be content. We know we can continue to push the boundaries of technology and lead the industry in the hosting space.
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LynneDorr Premium
Great info! Thank you!

I don't know if it's just me but I think you might have copy and pasted twice because it seems your content is repeated in this post.
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Vickic3 Premium
I do most my writing within Site content and it is great to know this happens automatically - Really great and so is my site speed
Thanks for sharing
Vicki
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kimwolfe Premium
Yes, and it is important to note that it much better to create a process to compress pictures along with every post you publish. Instead of having to go back edit hundreds of published posts just to reduce the image.

I personally use photoshop to compress my images to start with really small sizes before they are optimized in SiteContent.

Just a quick note Kyle about the post - I think you have duped content here. Looks like your post is repeated twice from top to bottom.

Thanks!

Kim
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kyle!

I have a question - when adding images through SiteContent, do these images still appear in Google images?

I think that even though images were in the post itself, there weren't shown in media section of Wordpress so I thought that they won't show up in Google's images search.

P.S. Just a friendly feedback: your text was pasted twice.
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kimwolfe Premium
You know, I have noticed that Zarina. I have had to go and re-upload all photos in WP backend to actually show the images hosted on my domain and not on AWS, which is what WA uses. I'll be interested in feedback here.
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jvranjes Premium
I do not use SiteContent but just checked, added an image in a post within SiteContent and published. Then checked in the media library and it was there and it was optimized automatically as Kyle was saying. Not sure what you mean by media section.

To your question - if you have images in settings for indexing, then they should be indexed by Google.
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Zarina Premium
Well, I didn't see those images when SiteContent just rolled out maybe now they do appear in the media library. (Or maybe it was my theme or something).

Generally my images do get indexed but again when I first published through SiteContent a while ago, I didn't see those images get indexed (it's very possible I just missed it).

Just wanted to confirm with Kyle/WA members. Thanks your response Jovo!
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kimwolfe Premium
It hasn’t always been that way. I had previously published posts with no photos showing in my site map but yet did have images uploaded via SiteContent. Perhaps they fixed it.
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Zarina Premium
Seems like it, Kim, thanks for your input!
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jvranjes Premium
Cannot say more as I do not use this feature.
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jvranjes Premium
Cannot say more, I do not use it in general. But just try it now, that is what I did out of curiosity.
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kimwolfe Premium
Good to know thanks.
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sharoncl Premium
Until recently all the pictures I used in site content transferred over to WP media library automatically when published.

I'm currently experiencing issues with that not happening! Perhaps they're going through a problem at the moment.

Kyle might be able to clarify?
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Zarina Premium
Might have to ask this question again so that it comes on top. (My comment was one of the first ones and I doubt Kyle will have time to scroll all the way down.)
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keishalina9 Premium
Fantastic info.! ... very helpful ... have gold-starred/bookmarked for reference use ... thanks kindly for sharing & posting ... cheerio... :)
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