Speeding up your blog page



Hi all!! Today we'll be talking about: speeding up your blog page!
You wonder why this is important? Well it's proven that if your page loads slow, after 7-10 seconds a visitor is likely to leave you and move on the next great blog they have on their bookmark list. So i say it's important! And since we can't change every visitor's internet speed and computer, we'll be focusing on actually speeding up our page loading time with a few tricks anyone can apply.

So first thing to improve your page loading speed is by customizing your images. This is a bit harder when animations is involved, but as far as JPG and PNG, things get easier. The only thing you need to consider is that your image should stay under the 10kb size. As long as that is possible, the loading speed is good. Any picture larger than that will load slower, and multiply that by 3/4 pictures per post and then multiply again by 3/4 posts per page.. that would be around 15 pictures per page and being bigger than 10kb, well that will definitely be a fiasco for most visitors. But if you stick to this rule, things will be good again. But if you really need to upload big pictures, like if you are a photography site or such, at least don't allow more than one post(containing 4-5 pictures) per page, to make things a bit easier for the loading process.


Next thing to increase your page loading speed, is working a bit on your HTML. Lose all the unnecessary attributes that some editors might use. While there are some that are beneficial to optimizing your page for search engines, there are some others that aren't necessary, so whenever you mess with your blog HTML have that in the back of your mind, or if you call on an expert ask that from them too. There are a million attributes and tags let loose on some blog's HTML.. I'm seeing that everyday.. heck on some bad days i forget about some on my own page.. so just make sure you stick to this as much as possible, so you can end up with a clean HTML and faster loading speed for your blog.



Another thing that might help speeding up your blog's loading time is advertisements, or better said, the way they're running on your blog. If you are using for instance one of those advertisements that are run from a different server than you page, then if that server unfortunately goes down or slow, that will have a very big impact on your blog's page loading speed. So either make sure that the server that host your ads are reliable, or even better, support your own ads.
And the last thing we're bringing up today when it comes to speeding up your page loading time is: tables. Well fist let me explain what tables are. Nope they're not one of those cool Ikea tables you're lurking for:P Well tables are one of those design tool for HTML documents that allow designers to better control the blog's layout to make it more visually interesting for visitors. In short they are used to design blog columns, navigation bars, framing images, etc. They are tempting i must admit. Who doesn't want a blog that looks like Heidi Montag after plastic surgery:P *scratch that* no one wants that but still.. you get me. There's many of us who want to win the best looking blog award right?:P And i know that tables help make your blog visually attractive, but if that takes its toll on loading time, i might have to say no to that.. or take at least a bit of everything:)

Well that's kind of it for today. Hope it helped each of us learn a bit more about how to make our blogs more usable! And don't forget to check back to see what comes up next in Blogger tutorial section, SEO tips department or how we teach new HTML tricks and tips every day!

44 comments:

flip flops and pearls said...

I am just so glad that I came across your blog a few weeks ago. I am SO THANKFUL! Your tutorials are super easy, if I can do it, anyone can! LOL

Have a great week!!
Daphne

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a great tip:) Thanks

Ps: I will be hosting a cute GIVEAWAY this afternoon… so please join in !!!!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Great suggestions. Thank you.

livingoutloud said...

I am a follower, thanks for visiting from the blog hop
big hugs
Living Out Loud
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Maureen Makes It said...

I recently became a follower through a blog hop and wanted to tell you how much I am loving your page. I could spend all day here. Your tutorials are so helpful and easy to follow. Thanks very much for all of the great information and making it easy to execute.
Maureen

http://www.maureenmakesit.com

Natalia said...

Thanks for visit and follow my blog..following you back.

Coupons Equal Cash said...

Thanks for stopping my blog. I am your newest follower. Can't wait to read all your tutorials! I am always trying to find ways to improve my blog.

Lesa
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melanie_nicholson said...

Thanks for visiting me at 2Boys+1Girl=One Crazy mom... LOVE LOVE your page just what I needed... I'm a follower :-) Again.. Great page... Melanie

Nana Poppins said...

I love the new blogs I stumble upon with these blog hops. Glad I found yours :) Came in on the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop!

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Nana Poppins said...

I love the new blogs I stumble upon with these blog hops. Glad I found yours :) Came in on the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop!

Nana Poppins (Patty)
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addictedtocloth said...

I am a brand new follower, and I love your tips! As a new blogger they are very helpful! Hope you'll follow back! questfortheperfectclothdiaper.blogspot.com/

Publix Coupon Queen said...

following via the blog hop!
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Brittany said...

Hi!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Sorry I am just now getting back around to visit you back, but I was out of town this weekend.
Your blog looks very helpful! I look forward to reading more from you :) I am now following you

The Teacher's Pets said...

Hello....I was about to leave a comment on my friend's blog (Life With 5 Dogs) when I noticed your comment and what caught my eye was the fact that you are offering suggestions about speeding up your blog so I left Life With 5 Dogs and headed over to you instead because I have been completely aggravated with the slow loading of my blog! I've wondered if the slow pace is due to a virus or if it's due to a blogger.com or just the fact that I may have taken a button/gadget from a blog that has an undetected virus! So I think finding your blog was a Godsend! Help me if you can.... I hope! I am your newest follower! I hope you will follow my blog (and tell me if my blog loads slowly for you) and especially I would love it if you would join in on my Thankful Fur 3 Thursday Blog Hop tomorrow b/c the goal of the hop is to attract new readers/followers and if you follow the blog hop guidelines I will feature (Spotlight) your blog next week! Hope to see you there!
When I have a moment I will try out all of your suggestions that you stated in your current post.
April

Julie and Adele said...

Thanks so much for these tips!! Found you on Blog Hop Wednesday. We are now following you!! My sister and I are new bloggers and appreciate all of the links!!! We will be sure to come back!! We would love it if you would check out our blog too and follow and "like" us!!!Thanks again
www.couponcentssisters.blogspot.com

Blessings
Julie and Adele
The Coupon Cents Sisters

eof777 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I have been a follower for a while so I'm glad you followed back. By the way, I am looking for someone to help me move my blog... Can you help? We can communicate via email.
Thanks,
Elizabeth

Design It Chic said...

@ Elizabeth: send me an email and we'll be in contact:)
Have a great day ya'll!!

Ruth said...

Thanks for the great blog advice, and for the visit. I love your blog & could've sworn I refer to your site all the time! Anyway, I am now!

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Georgia Peach said...

I took your advice and got the much needed rest and then read in one of the books plus surfed the net and found your blog doing that. So glad I did! I am a (young LOL) retired IT geek and you give such clear instructions and make it so interesting and fun to learn. I went to your page with my breakfast and am off to learn!

QueenB said...

i'm GFC following

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Bonhomie Jewelry said...

I'm here from "Thirsty Thursday"! I mentioned your blog in my post - thanks so much for all the helpful info!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

new follower from the blog hop!
Hope you can follow back :)
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Shauna said...

I am new here! Great blog! I would love you to come visit me also :)
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Smash Bravo Team said...

Hello, we're your newest followers here with the Thursday blog hops! Hope your having a good afternoon!

Feel free to drop by our blog anytime, we would love to have you! :)
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Let'sMakeADifference said...

I'm a new follower!! Would love for you to visit my blog and do the same!!

MKS said...

Hi from Thursday Thursday! I am totally ignorant when it comes to stuff like this, so I'm really glad I found this blog. I'm your newest follower!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

oh man I am screwed then! Ha Ha! I am a photographer and I post my pictures usually from smugmug. So my files are original but linked to my website. I now wonder how long it takes for my photos to upload on everyone's computer! Something new to think of! Visiting from Trendy Treehouse! Thanks for the tips! You rock!

Mindy said...

Thank you so much for these tips! I'm a brand new blogger and all this information is really helpful right now!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Ok, I don't even pretend to understand what you were saying there, but it looks like I need to check your blog out a lot more. Found you at TT New Friend Friday.
I'm going to follow!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Thanks for hosting!! I love your blog!

Brenda Doodles said...

Wow what a wonderful find, so happy you were on the Where's the Love list.

Thanks for sharing such wonderful information :)

Staci said...

New visitor/follower here from Friendly Friday! Great tips! Come by and visit me sometime! :)

-Staci
http://ramblingmilitarywife.blogspot.com

Mothers' Hideaway said...

Thanks for the tips! I will go put them to use! :)

Brittany Nolan said...

I am your newest follower. thanks for the tips! :)

terrid614 said...

these are great tips...i found you thru your linky list! i will follow once i get home and able to log into my home computer...(work policy forbids this...:O(
have a great day!!! xo

Carrie and Mike Groff said...

Stopping by from Friendly Friday! Now following your blog! I look forward to reading more tips from you!

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Mommas Soapbox said...

I'm your newest follower.....So glad I found you. Thanks for the great tips!!

Deb Chitwood said...

I LOVE your blog and great tutorials! I haven’t quite figured out the photo optimization yet, but I’m hoping to master all the tricks for speeding up my blog. I’m a follower from Follow Friday 40 and Over.

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Mary said...

new follower-great tips!
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billiemonster said...

What a great, informative post. It's sure to help out a lot of people. Thanks for sharing! Also, just wanted to say thanks so much for stopping by Billie Monster and following! :O)

~ www.billiemonster.com ~

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Great info here! Going to come back and read more later! Now following!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

Chandra M. said...

Love your blog its very helpful!

Following, follow back??


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amy2blessings said...

HI,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I'm following you back,
Have a blessed week:)
April

Gale said...

Thanks for this...I didn't know tables slow your load time! Good to know, more for my websites, which are full of them...on my blog it's a pain to make tables work so I don't use them much.

Images are a problem for me. I have to have them large in many cases because my designs are very detailed and they don't show up in smaller sizes, and I can't reduce the size in other ways too much because it makes the image look bad, which might make people think the printed product will look the same. So I guess I'll just have to settle for slow there.