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December 14, 2018 at 6:51 am #756629Karsten
Could you please take a look and give me some suggestions that would help to increase the score?
Thank you very much for any suggestions.
KarstenDecember 14, 2018 at 7:53 am #756699DavidStaffCustomer Support
so first off avoid using Google Pagespeed – its really hit and miss. Instead use GTMetrix. I have run a report here (note if you sign up for a free account you can change the server location for testing this one is from a London server):
1> Pagespeed > Serve scaled images – you will see several images that are being rescaled. And are accounting for 3mb of your page size…. they provide the details for the image sizes you should be using.They even provide links to resized images but i usually resize them myself.
2> YSlow > Make fewer HTTP requests. You can reduce these by using the Autoptimize plugin and use the settings we provide here:December 23, 2018 at 3:55 am #764084Karsten
thank you for your response. Yes, I know gtmetrics and I will check my website there and avoid using Google Pagespeed.
Regarding the use of images in general I need some advise.
I have many blog posts like this where I use images in size of 1920 x 1000 px or even bigger.
Is it ok to use full size in the image details? Or should I use here a smaller size?
Also I am wondering if I should use a tool like https://ewww.io/ in order to reduze the image size and compress my images?
So, to make long story short.
Which work flow would you suggest for me to improve pagespeed when using in general big pictures for blog posts?
Thank you for your help!December 23, 2018 at 6:20 am #764122DavidStaffCustomer Support
Generally i add the images to the page using the most appropriate size, in your case those images are being displayed at 291px- so the Medium size should be appropriate. But the biggest saving would be to add them as JPEG where the compression is much better.
I rarely use any image compression plugins, unless i have a huge site with loads of images that need compressing. For just a handful of images like in this case, better off saving them in your photo editor with some compression. If you don’t have that then this service does a pretty good job.December 24, 2018 at 6:13 am #764641Karsten
Ok, thank you very much!December 24, 2018 at 6:37 am #764654DavidStaffCustomer Support
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