How to Speed Up Site | Reduce Blog Loading Time

Having a fast blog loading speed is the desire of all blog owners. Therefore, the speed of loading a blog affects the On-Page SEO and visitor experience.

So, the faster the blog is loading, the better the blog ranking on SERP [ Search Engine Results Page ].
How to Speed Up Site | Reduce Blog Loading Time
Especially lately, one of the giant search engines named Google, in its latest algorithm says that the speed of loading blogs and visitor experience is one of the important factors and is increasingly being considered by Google.

In addition, according to a case study, most visitors will leave a blog page that requires a loading time of 10 seconds, meaning that the blog's loading speed also affects the high bounce rate.

So, do you still think blog loading speed isn't important?

Tips on How to Easily Speed ​​Up Blog Loading

1. Install Lazy Load 

The first thing you should do if you want to speed up loading a blog is to install Lazy Load, which is a technique that delays loading of unnecessary resources when loading pages.

Lazyload has proven to be effective for speeding up blog loading and almost all blogs have installed lazy loads, including myself. There are several kinds of lazy load options that you can install, including lazy load images and videos, lazyload AdSense.

2. Install DNS Prefetch 

DNS Prefetch [Domain Name System Prefetching] is one way to speed up the loading of certain domains. Although the bandwidth has a small effect, latency is quite large.

Although DNS prefetch is not as effective as lazy load, it can reduce latency even up to 1 second.

3. Minify HTML and CSS 

Minify is a technique of removing characters that are not needed in the code to be processed. The characters in question are spaces, new lines, comments, and delimiter.

Although it helps speed up blog loading, the drawback of minifying HTML and CSS is that HTML and CSS code will be difficult to understand, actually, it's not very difficult. But if you have finished editing the blog template, it is better to minify.
In addition, doing minify is also useful to reduce template cloning because it will be difficult to understand.

Actually, not only HTML and CSS can be minified, but JavaScript can also, but to minify JavaScript is somewhat difficult and complicated. Therefore, the next tips can be a solution instead of having to minify JavaScript.

4. Turning JavaScript Into Inline

For those of you who don't understand, the point is to change the self-hosted JavaScript into external HTML editing.

External JavaScript, for example

<script src = " https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.3/jquery.min.js "> </script> in blue color.

Then open the url in the browser, then copy the code and place the code as follows:

<script>
//<![CDATA[
The code is Here...
//]]>
</script>
Now the JavaScript has become inline.

5. Delete the Widgets that are Not Used

Apart from removing JavaScript, don't forget to delete the redundant widget especially if there is no benefit at all. Widgets that are too much will only burden your blog loading, even though it's good for decorating the blog.

I myself like a blog that is simple and simple but attractive appearance. The point is don't install too many widgets.

6. Reducing the Image Size

The last thing you should do if you want to speed up loading a blog is to reduce the size of the image [compress]. The latter way is quite effective to speed up blog loading because it works by reducing the size of an image, but the image quality is still good.

A little information, the first and last tips are very good when combined, to find out how effective, try to implement it yourself.

That's a few tips to speed-up loading my blog, hopefully, the tips above help speed up your blog loading.

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