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4 Effective Tips to Decrease Page Loading Time of Your Blog

If you are a thoughtful blogger then you must know the importance of fast loading website. A fast loading website is given priority by both Search Engine and Visitors. Nobody likes to visit a slow website even if it had a valuable content. It means that writing quality article is not the only thing you have to do, you will also have to improve the SEO, Page Loading Time and other things of your site if you want to go high.
Today I am going to share some of the tips which can reduce your page loading time. Do you know that more than 75% of websites load in less than 2-3 seconds? So think of yourself, how much you will have to work with your site to keep it on this category of 75% sites. There are few sites which can help to to check your page loading time like Pingdom Website Speed Tool and Google Page speed Insight. Here is my page speed test with Pingdom.

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1. Minimize the No of Posts on Homepage

Homepage is the page where your page loading time is maximum because it shows many posts and images in the same page. So if you successfully reduce the loading time on home page then you are half-done. Don’t Panic we have the right solution. No matter which CMS you are using, decreasing no. of posts on home page can help you to reduce your page loading speed by 30%-50% of your overall time. Try to keep 4 to 5 posts only on homepage because if visitor will see the same thing for a long time then he or she may irritate. So keeping the no. of posts minimum on your homepage can help you to perform faster.
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2. Use Compressed Images

Compressed images are ideal for websites, even majority of people use compressed images with their blog. Using compressed images is good practice to shrink the page loading time. Compressed images are also of enough quality that can seen clearly and also of small size which makes it load faster than non-compressed images. There is no means of using a 1024x768 or higher resolution of images (around 150kb – 300kb) because you only have to show your readers a dimension of 600x400 or lesser(around 30kb to 50kb). So you can think yourself how compressed images can help you. Compressnow.com and imageoptimizer.net are some online Image Compressors. You can also use Photoshop.
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3. Use Compressed JavaScript and CSS

Compressed JS and CSS are optional because they do not take as much time. But if you want to run you blog at its top speed then you should work with your JS and CSS. Once I was coding then I accidently saw a compress button in my HTLM Editor and when I clicked there I saw that my CSS files are compressed by 303%. I was shocked. So using compressed JS and CSS is not a bad idea. Hence you will feel difficulties in editing your theme again because compressed codes are hard to read. But you can also decompress them for edit you code. There are many Online Compressor which can help you like refresh-sf.com and minify.avivo.si
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4. Avoid using External JavaScript and CSS

External JS and CSS are very bad because they generate multiple server request to load and it can take some fraction of seconds. The other worst thing about External JS and CSS is that you have no control over them and the designer of the theme can change JavaScript and can do anything with you site like they can redirect your site visitors to their site, change layout of your site, change colour and can do many other things with your site. So always avoid to use external JS and CSS.


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