Getting your website to load as quickly as possible is a priority for any webmaster. Studies have shown that if your website fails to load within a couple of seconds, people are likely to leave. You don’t want to miss out on visitors simply because your website is a little slow.
While there are many factors that contribute to the load time of a website, one prominent one is the images on that page. There are all sorts of reasons for using images on a website, from displaying products to improving the design of a webpage. But if these images are too large, it will take a long time for the web server to load each one of them. Rather than sacrificing website quality by removing images, a better option is to optimize them.
For WordPress users, this is as simple as installing the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin. This plugin can optimize hundreds of photos at a time – making their file sizes smaller, without sacrificing picture quality. When you use this WordPress plugin, you don’t have to go through each of your images and adjust their file size on your own. If your website has more than a couple of pictures on it, this is a huge time saver.
In addition to making your website faster for visitors, it will also improve the speed of your backups. Trying to back up a website that has a lot of large images will take a lot of time, and this may cause you to complete fewer backups. Protect your website by making frequent backups, and have them complete faster by using the EWWW Image Optimizer
If you have any more questions about how to use the EWWW Image Optimizer, or how it can help improve your website, please contact us at any time.