Category Archives: 2. Image Optimization

Cleaning WordPress head

Cleaning the WordPress head and improving performance

WordPress ships by default with some code that may not be needed in all WordPress sites. This is normal, since WordPress needs to reach to all possible types of websites.

What that means is that most of us could get rid of useless code and therefore save a few bytes from our pages. So we will be effectively improving our site speed!

Let’s first see one by one all parts that can be removed, how to remove them, and at the end of the article we will provide the method to remove everything with a simple copy-paste.

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The #1 SEO Win You Can Get Right Now

The #1 SEO Win You Can Get Right NowWhen it comes to SEO, things can get daunting pretty quickly. I mean, there is so much to it. Technical setup, on page SEO, links, anchor text, relevance, intent, LSI keywords – and that’s just the beginning.

So, if I were to appear as a guest on this blog, and try to give you one thing you can implement right now on your site, to get an immediate lasting SEO boost, what would that be?

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How to Optimise Your Site for Google’s Mobile First Changes

From 2016 onwards, mobile traffic surpassed desktop traffic for the first time in internet history. And it has only continued to do so from then onwards. For this reason, Google announced its intention to implement a new mobile-first indexing process when it comes to its search results. Doing so, they stated, would make searches much more relevant for the growing majority audience of mobile users, rather than minority desktop users.

A shocking number of sites are barely optimized for desktop, let alone mobile. Which is why, when Google’s mobile index rollout hits fully, many small businesses may be surprised to find a sharp decline in traffic and SERP positioning. However, pre-emptive optimization now could prevent this from happening and may even improve your websites standing. Especially if this is a change you are making and your competitors are failing to do so, leaving you one step ahead.

With that in mind, what is mobile first exactly and why is it so important that you optimize your WordPress website to meet these changes from Google?

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What’s the Difference Between Lossy and Lossless Image Compression?

Lossless vs lossy

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you know enough about image compression to know it’s worth researching, but not enough to answer the big question every beginner has: what’s the difference between lossy and lossless image compression? Well, to put your mind at ease, here’s the short answer:

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The Complete Guide to Image Compression: How to Reduce Image Sizes for Faster Sites

Smooth. Sleek. Efficient. It’s a great feeling to trim the fat, whether you’re outlining your work schedule or simply cleaning your home. But when it comes to your site, removing excess isn’t just for your benefit, it’s best for your visitors and customers as well. Digital image compression, and data compression in general, makes your site run faster with less data to load. That means trimming the fat is better for business.

shortpixel image optimization

We now know website speed directly affects both the site’s quality and the user experience (UX), but did you know the Google algorithm also factors in speed when ranking search page results? The significance of site speed only increases as modern users come to expect faster and faster sites, but luckily tech breakthroughs are keeping pace to meet those expectations, namely image compression.

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