Size Is Everything
Choosing an image size for your blog post is expected but did you know you could be making a huge mistake by uploading the original image size? For those that already know this, this blog post is a reminder to be consistent. For those that haven’t been practising this, now’s the time to start before your site gets too big and you have to change all your images to the same size. What am I going on about you ask? I’m going on about image size on your site. If you’ve been creating posts with a variety of image sizes or worse, uploading original image files that are extremely large, guess what you’re slowing your site down and missing out on valuable traffic to your site because your images are too big. Yes, it’s that serious. Everything you put on your site has to load quickly. Imagine visiting a site and waiting longer than normal to see the content. What do you do when this happens? You leave. I know I do and I may not return, the same thing will happen to your site if your image size is so big that it slows down your site from loading.
Same Image Size
Your image size should be consistent on all your blog posts only. I’m not going to get into landing pages because that’s a whole new topic on its own. But your blog posts must have continuity from the very beginning. All your images need to be a size that loads very quickly, keep this in mind when you upload, your image size should be under 1000 Pixels and under 100kb every time. If you already have an existing blog and it’s being hosted on WordPress you can check your image size by going into the image area and looking at the size on the side. If they are 1000 pixels or more, guess what you will have to delete those images, resize them and upload them again. You could do this in WordPress, but WordPress does not really resize your images, even though it may look like it’s happened, the original size has been saved and it will slow your site down. I tend to keep my images to a maximum 800 pixels because I want a large image, that it will look beautiful, but I don’t want it too big where it slows down my site either. Because of this, I opt for high-resolution images that won’t pixelate but they still give me the option to change the size. Did you find this helpful, if so share this post?
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