As a user, you will always want the loading speed of whichever blog or website you are opening, that is, that blog will open quickly. You do not have to wait 10 sec, 15 sec to read the information given on it.
Today, users have no patience for websites with poor load speeds or performance. If your blog takes more time to load then people will go to another blog by pressing the back button from your blog.
Along with visitors, Search Engine also likes that blog whose loading time is less, so in today’s post I am going to tell you. How to increase the loading speed of BlogSpot blog.
Importance of Website Load Time
Since 2010, Google has included page load speed in its ranking algorithm. The faster your website loads, the higher will be its user experience. In 2010, Google stated that only 1% of search engine results were affected by the page speed ranking signal.
Google Webmaster Central Blog: July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches.
In this, Google has also made it clear, if your content is the best, then slow load time will not affect your ranking so much.
Note: The intent of the search query is still a very strong signal, so a slow page may still rank highly if it has great, relevant content.
Page speed is of great importance not only in search engine ranking but also in user experience.
A study has shown, 40% of web users will not go back to that website if that site takes more than 4 seconds to load. More than 47% of internet users expect a web page to load within 2 seconds.
Keeping this in mind, you have to optimize your blog in such a way that its load time is less.
Website Speed Kaise Check Kare
So far we have come to know that the loading speed of our blog has to be reduced, but first of all how to check the speed of our site or how to find out what is the loading speed of our site?
There are many such tools online, such as GTmetrix, PageSpeed Insights, Pingdom Tools, Web PageTest etc. With the help of which you can check the speed of your blog and gives us complete information about why the site load time is high.
Google’s Pagespeed Insights tool is the most popular tool to check the speed of your blog. Most bloggers must have known or used this tool.
This tool analyzes the URL of your blog, tells you how percent optimized your blog speed is for both desktop and mobile and also gives us some suggestions below to improve your page speed.
Pagespeed Insights also has a Chrome extension that you can install in your browser to check the speed of the blog.
Here, if your blog’s mobile and desktop optimization score is more than 85 (out of 100), then your blog speed is optimized well, you do not need to do much.
Pingdom is another popular website that checks your page loading time and gives you an overview about the overall performance of your site.
Here you can see the page load time of OyePandeyji blog which is 3.54 second, it’s not so special. It tells which elements take more time to load in your page and also will give you the idea of external script which takes maximum time to load.
How to Increase the Loading Speed of BlogSpot Blog
There are many pugins in WordPress blog which make our work easy but Blogger is a service of Google on which we do not have fill access and it has limited features. To improve the loading speed of your BlogSpot blog, you have to follow all the tips given below thoroughly.
1: Use Fast Loading Template
The speed of your blog depends to a great extent, which Theme / Template you have used. You will find many free and paid templates on the Internet, but before using the template, you must read its review whether it is SEO friendly, fast loading, mobile friendly or not.
While creating a blog, choose a good template and use the same template for a long time, because changing the template again and again has an effect on the search engine ranking and it has many other risks.
2: Remove Unwanted Widgets
Whenever you upload a template in your Blogger blog, by default you will see many widgets like search box, archive, visitors count, tags, featured post etc in sidebar and footer. The more widgets you use, it will also affect your loading speed.
Therefore, you should use only those widgets which are more important such as recent post, popular post, social media follow button and category. I also use some such selected widgets in the sidebar in my blog, apart from this I do not use any widgets in the footer too.
3: Minimum Post on Homepage
The speed of the home page and content of the blog varies, to reduce the speed of the home page, you should keep the number of posts low. I to you 5-6 post show Would recommend to do.
To change the number of posts showing on the blogger homepage, you blogger Setting going into Post, comment and sharing Click on Post in section show at most Inside the box of you no. Assign of post.
4: Compress Images
Images take a lot of bandwidth to load, due to which the loading speed of your blog decreases. You can increase the speed of the blog by 50% just by properly optimizing or compressing the images.
Must Read: Complete Guide to Image Optimization
You will find many tools online for image compression such as CompressJPEG, ImageOptimizer, compressor.io but i personally TinyPNG I use the tool. Using these tools, you can compress images up to 70-80%, but this will not affect the quality of your images.
How much should be the size (KB or MB) of the main image in the blog post?
Ideally, the lower the size of the image is good for your blog speed, but inside the blog post you can maximize the image size. 50kb Try to keep up. I put the image in my blog 25kb From 35kb I keep till
5: Avoid Too Many Ads
6: Use Minimum CSS and JS
By default there are some JS and CSS files on Blogspot which you can remove if you want. If you check the speed of your blog on Google PageSpeed tool, then you will get these 4 files in render-blocking elements.
You cannot remove these codes directly. If you do not know about it properly, then you can search about it on Google.
7: Compress codes
You HTML Compressor You can compress the code of your blog using the tool. Once the code is compressed, this site will show you how much size you have saved. This site will notify you if any changes are required in your code. To restore your compress code again, you can Code Beautifier tool can be used.
If you do not know the basic code, then do not follow the last 2 step (6 & 7).
Note: I would recommend you to increase your page load time under 3 seconds Try to keep it, but you do not need to worry much about blog speed.
Our Blog loading speed To increase it, you must follow the tips given above. Along with improving your blog speed, you will also be able to increase the bounce rate, search traffic and earning.
Hopefully after reading this post you will be able to improve blog speed. If you have any question right now then you can ask in the comment below.
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