How to speed up blogger? You have enough good content which can make your visitors happy but your visitors are quickly bouncing back from your blogger. The reason behind this is the slow speed of your blogger. How to increase blogger speed? We have explained 9 Ways to Make Your Blogger Fast and Mobile Friendly.
According to google, if your website is taking more then 3 seconds to load fully then there are more chances for your visitors to quickly bounce from your site.
If you want your visitors happy then you have to make your Blogger’s loading speed fast.
In this article I will tell you how to make your blogger’s loading speed fast and mobile friendly and how it is important for blogger’s SEO.
1. AUDIT YOUR WEBSITE IN SPEED TOOL
If you want to speed up your blogger’s loading speed, then first you’ll need to know your blogger’s current loading speed. You also need to know the reason behind your blogger’s slow loading speed.
But how you will do that?
Here comes the online speed tools in existence, nice.
On the web there are so many online speed tool are present including Google’s authorized speed tool also which can analyze your website in a few seconds.
Not only this, these tools also provides the best tactics to make your site faster.
What are these tools?
Here I’m listing some of my favorite speed tools.
1. Google Page Insight Tool (Recommended). One of the famous speed tool is Google’s page insight tool. It is used by almost every Blogger and entrepreneur.
The reason behind this is that it has a nice and simple framework which is very easy for beginners and the master blogger.
It show your site’s current loading speed in numbers and the audits which your website has passed.
Moreover it shows all the audits which your website has failed. So you can work on them to make your blogger fast.
It also provides suggestions on how you can fix those failed audits. That’s great.
2. GTmetrix. Another great tool is GTMetrix. It can analyze your pages speed performance.
GTmetrix generates report in the basis of page speed score and YSlow score.
By this tool you can test your blogger from different test location. Means you can get to know how your site is performing on different region in the world.
3. Pingdom tool. Another good tool is PingDom. You can also use this.
2. MAKE YOUR BLOGGER MOBILE FRIENDLY
As you know a large number of internet users are on the mobile device. According to statista.com, from the total global online traffic there is 51.98% mobile internet traffic.
we know that mobile internet users don’t wait on a website which take a lot of time to load fully.
Make your blogger mobile friendly so it can perform better on any mobile device.
Check your website here whether it is mobile friendly or not.
You can use your google search console account to check your website whether it is mobile friendly or not.
The steps are as follows:
1. Open you google search console account and go to your domain property.
2.Now analyze your website in the search box on the upper side.
3.after analyzing you will see that whether your website is mobile friendly or not.
Here are some tips to make your blogger mobile friendly.
● Choose Responsive Template (Theme).
A very first step you need to take to make your blogger mobile friendly is to choose a responsive template.
What is responsive template?
A responsive design website contains all the information on every device but it changes the style on every device. So it can fit better on any size display.
This is the best way to make your blogger mobile friendly because you are not limiting the information for mobile visitors.
Responsive design is also good for SEO.
● Keep Button Size Large
Ensure make your clickable button’s size large enough. As small buttons can be easy to click by mouse on desktop but difficult to click on mobile.
Don’t make your visitors frustrated by keeping buttons size small.
● Keep Font Size Large
Use suitable font size so your mobile visitors can also read your content easily.
Tiny font size is not good for your mobile visitors.
● Perform Regular Mobile Testing
If you want your website remain mobile friendly and continue to give good experience to your mobile visitors. Check your website regularly on your mobile phone.
Spend some time by browsing your website on mobile phone to see if there is any problem for your mobile visitors.
3. SHOW LESS NUMBER OF POST ON HOMEPAGE
Another reason for your blogger slow loading speed can may be that you are showing too many post on your homepage.
Put less number of post on homepage to make your blogger fast.
I recommend to feature only 7 post on homepage.
4. OPTIMIZE IMAGES FOR SPEED
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Image takes more bandwidth to load fully then content. Large image files can take even more bandwidth to load fully which can slow your blogger.
Is is very necessary to optimize images for making your blogger loading speed fast.
Here are some steps you can follow to do this.
● COMPRESS IMAGES BEFORE UPLOADING THEM TO BLOGGER
Compressing your image file size can make images light weight without loosing original quality and it can reduce a little burden in your blogger bandwidth.
It is becomes necessary when you are using so many images in a single post.
You can use TinyPNG to achieve this.
You can also use QReduce:Photo reducer, if you are on mobile.
● RESIZE IMAGES BEFORE UPLOADING THEM TO BLOGGER
Uploading images in there original size is not a good a idea. Loading of an image also depends on its size. If an image size is large, then it will take more time to load fully.
Resizing of an image is not mean that you make it too small but rather to ensure that the size of an image should not be larger than the width of your content.
Resize your images before uploading them to your blogger. You can use Photoshop and pixlr to resize your images.
You can also use PicsArt if you are on mobile.
● PUT IMAGES IN THERE ORIGINAL SIZE AFTER UPLOADING THEM TO BLOGGER
After uploading an image to your blogger, don’t resize it internally. Put it on its original size.
● DON’T SHOW TOO MANY IMAGES
An image can thousand words but putting many unnecessary images in your post be like you are killing the hop of your visitors by slowing the speed of your blogger.
Minimize the number of images by putting a relevant image there only where it is necessary.
● USE EXTERNAL SERVER TO HOST YOUR IMAGES
Images are the most common couse to make your blogger slow of loading speed.
Why not to get rid of it?
Yes you can get rid of it by using an another server to host your images separately from your blogger. External server will load your images on your post externally. Now your blogger has to load only content and widgets which makes your blogger fast and light.
It is only recommended when you are using so many images on your post or making an image gallery on blogger.
Best image hosting sites for your blogger you can use.
5. OPTIMIZE WIDGETS
Widgets have there own codes. Every widget you add to your blogger increase codes in your template which results in bulky coding and decrease your loading speed.
It is very important to optimize your widgets to make your blogger fast.
Here are some tips you can apply to your widgets.
● REMOVE UNWANTED (EMPTY) WIDGETS
Some time you seen there may be so many empty widgets in your layout. These empty widgets can increase the line of codes in your template without any work.
Make sure to remove these empty widgets.
● DON’T SHOW POP-UP WIDGETS
Pop-up widgets have huge amount of codes which make your blogger slow and it also distract your visitors from your content. If you are using pop-up widgets for your email newsletter or other purpose, please don’t use.
6. AVOID TOO MANY ADS
- Put only 2-4 ads on your post.
- Avoid Native ads.
7. REMOVE BACKGROUND IMAGE
Using image in background will not drive any traffic but will make you blogger’s loading speed slow. Once I also used background image but it doesn’t gave me any benifit. Background image is not good for your blogger speed also they don’t give any good user experience.
Remove background image if you have putted in your blogger and use only white background.
8. MINIMIZE THIRD PARTY GADGETS
Too many third party gadgets can eat up your blogger’s loading speed. Minimize the load of third party gadgets in your blogger.
1.Don’t embed unnecessary Twitter and Instagram posts.
2.Don’t use too many social sharing buttons. I recommend only Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and E-mail share buttons.
3.Don’t show social sharing buttons on too many places. Put it only one place in whole webpage.
4.Don’t show shiny Facebook Page and Twitter Follow widgets.
I recommend Addthis social sharing buttons because they are well optimized for speed.
9. DON’T UPLOAD AUDIO/VIDEO FILES TO BLOGGER
Audio/video files are big enough that they can eat up all bandwidth. These files can significantly decrease your blogger’s loading speed. Moreover they can crash your site. Use YouTube and SoundCloud to host these files. However embedding is a good idea than uploading.
HOW SPEED IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BLOGGER’S SEO
Google has stated that site’s loading is a major factor for search engine ranking. Google try to give a good and fast user experience to its users. In this case Google give priority to a fast loading website.
These are some tips you can apply to your blogger to make it fast. If you have any problem regarding any of the topic, ask me by comment box. If you have some more tips in your mind please share with us by comment box.
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