This has been a factor that many bloggers is ignored by many Bloggers and to tell the truth I also did not give any special note on my blog loading time in a way that I would have a lot of images on my blog sidebar and I really did not know about the possible effects of using a heavy webpage until I discovered that my blog loaded more slower than any other sites on the internet. When I learn about the loading time of my blog I discovered the importance of reducing the loading time of my blog.
How To Check Loading Speed Of a Blog or a website
I have shared some amazing tools below which can be very useful to track the estimated load time your blog has.
•Google Page Insights
•Pingdom Website Speed Test
The tools shared above will not reduce your blog's loading time but they will give you a estimation of your blog's loading time but the with the simple ways below you will learn how to reduce the loading time of your blog .
1. Reduce the Amount of images on the template
The use of images on a website template has been the smartest way to make the a template more beautiful and attractive, even myself love to use images on my template but I am limited at some times to use very few images just because I fear that my blog loading time might be increased. Using a lot of images makes your template to look good but actually it will slow down your blog which may cause your blog to loose some of the most loyal readers.
2. Use a proper coded template
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4. Avoid Popup Widgets, Ads and Subscriptions
6. Avoid using Too Much Widgets
7. Have a limited number of images
It is very tempting to use images in a blog post because images are also a good source of SEO when it comes to Google but it can negatively affect your blog so it is important that you try by all means to reduce your site load time. In blog posts your must at most use less than 5 images but if you are having a gallery blog that will require you more the 10 images per post then you should use a template with a navigation.
8. Reduce image size
Apart from reducing the number of the images used but also take note of the size which is used by the images
9. Don't use a lot of Advertising services
A lot of Advertising services can make your blog to look like an advertising websites or spammy sites which has a lot of Advertisements , so please try to be careful about how you place your Ads
10. Have at most ten posts per page
Your blog home page also needs a better ranking on search engines so it is very important that your blogger blog loads faster and that can be done by reducing the loading time of the blog.
11. Avoid broken links
Broken links are not only bad for SEO but they are also bad when it comes to the loading time of your blog, so I will motivate that you reduce the broken links especially on your front page and you will see a positive outcome.
12. Improve your site rendering
When talking about the rendering of a site we refer to how fast will a browser convert images or template widgets to appear on the screen, this can be altered in a SEO friendly way by adding a code just under <head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset= utf-8" >
This code will cause any internet browse to quickly convert you webpage which is also used by top blogs like MOZ .
I have tried these ways which have performed very great results for my blog in the past years and I will greatly motivate you to give something special to your website by reducing the loading time. Happy Blogging