As you can imagine, Google ranks faster sites higher. The slower your site loads, the more visitors will leave your site before it's finished loading. And that's not you want!!
The easiest way to speed up your site is to ensure your images are resized properly. An images that is say 400 pixels wide (appr 10 cm) needs to be resized to 400 pixels BEFORE you upload the image. If you don't do this and just drag the corners to resize it, your image will be much larger than needed and will slow down your site.
I've recently started this extremely easy-to-use free little tool called Bulk Resize Photos. You can either upload a lot of photos and resize them all at once, or just resize one pic at a time.
Here's the link to the tool: bulkresizephotos.com/
After uploading the pic(s), just adjust the width to whatever you want it to be (eg 400 pixels for a small image, or 1250 for a full width pic) and click "Start Resizing".
After resizing your pics, rename EVERY PHOTO with a description / some relevant keywords.
Then upload the pics to your website.
Voila, simple as that!
Till soon, Marijke
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