Author GarenArnold
2015
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Do you have a page on your website that is taking longer to load then others?

Your problem could be the image size.

You don't have to purchase any expensive software to reduce your images size. Instead you can do it all for free. It will take some work, but it's well worth it.

As a general rule of thumb I like to keep my image sizes below 50 KB.

Only use .jpg for your images. Do not use .gif or .png for images. Both .gif and .png will make your image sizes to big.

The two tools that I used in this video are:

https://tools.pingdom.com/

https://pixlr.com/editor/

Try this on your ranking pages on Google. It will make the user experience better and your rankings will increase as a result.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Andrew888 Premium
Hi Garen. Many thanks for showing us how to do this. I have some big pictures on my website that I haven't know what to do with. Now I have the tools with the two free websites that you have listed. I am sure once optimized that my website load speed will improve. Many thanks!
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GarenArnold Premium
No problem. Hope it helps!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Garen,

This video is very helpful.

Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

Monica
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GarenArnold Premium
Your welcome.
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Zarina Premium
Familiar images hehe ;)

Here's the thing though, I usually don't upload the high-res images, I reduce it to 640x420 size format but I'm really careful not to go overboard with reducing them because I'm in the photography niche and I need to present good pics to show why a certain camera/lens is good.

That's why I've been considering a different hosting so I don't have to downgrade the quality of my site. But for now I do change my .png images to .jpg to ensure my loading speed is fast enough.

Thanks for the training!
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GarenArnold Premium
The photography niche might be one of the exceptions to this rule. However, I would still try to keep the images file size below 50 KB if you could so your pages would load quickly. Pages that take an extended amount of time to load will cause an increased bounce rate.
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ShylaE Premium
Great and helpful tips. Thank you for sharing this!
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GarenArnold Premium
Your welcome.
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Zerokai Premium
Awesome Garen, thanks for the tip.

I am going to give this a try on my next posts, keep you posted!
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GarenArnold Premium
Your welcome. Might want to look through some of your older post to make sure you don't have any large images on there that could be drastically slowing your website down.
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