Blogging is a great new interactive media, which is set to grow in 2011. With varied options available in blogging there is a need to enhance performance of servers, and reduce the resource drain on hosts. Such a drain has been a concern and recently Google claiming visitor satisfaction incorporated into the algorithm that works out rank site speed and load time. Even if one is not overly concerned about hosts and severs it makes good sense improve the load time of your blog. When sites load speedily they tend to become more user friendly attracting greater engagement by users with visitors staying to view more than a single page. Increasing you speed reduces bounce rate. The longer a visitor stays the more apt he is to convert. So for more reasons than one least of all being reducing server resources it makes sense to think of the following areas to increase load speeds. A final dual benefit if you follow these tips would be reduction of the utilized bandwidth and diminishing costs your paid to the host.
Optimize images on your blog. Having pictures on your blog is great fun, but they tend to slow load time. Deleting unnecessary images best optimizes it. If you should have them, host them on your own server than the others servers to reduce contact times. Keep the image sizes practical. Experts recommend 800×600 or even smaller pixels. Use an image once and if more is needed of the same use references to it rather than duplicating it.
CSS or cascade style sheets load way faster than an HTML table anywhere in the site blog included. This makes your source code simpler resulting in quicker load time. An optimizer like the “Code Beautifier” which is without cost and downloadable simplifies CSS cost by taking out unnecessary characters and space, further to making other adjustments such as text conversion to lower case enabling quicker site loading.
The theme of moving out unneeded junk could be a pattern of things discussed so far. One more on the trend is to keep things clean. A good general rule to reduce load times. Some things that could be considered for bringing under these principal are animations and widgets. It some case the movement bight be helpful but in most, animations increases use time unnecessarily. Then the widgets like a social media feed. They need to contact other servers and therefore gets slowed down. At least be selective about the ones you add.
Consider a solo-dedicated option for the hosting rather than a shared one. Shared hosts can slow you down when demands get higher. When you have dedicated site it affords your blog it’s own server. Though it is a pricey choice it gives you the ability of grid hosting and access spreading through multiple servers.
Working on load time can optimize not just your load time but the drain on server and host resources.