A image or picture is very useful for a blog post, because it not only maintain keyword density but also drive new visitors to your blog. It is important to optimize your images for search engines and for that you can use a very handy plugin SEO Friendly Images. Which will optimize images of your blog posts and rank them on images search engines to bring you traffic.
Excess of very thing is bad.
Yes if you are uploading lots of images in your blog posts then you will have to keep the image size in mind. The greater the image size the slower the page will open and you know Google is now giving more importance to those pages which loads faster.
WP Smush.it is a free wordpress plugin which will automatically optimize all images already uploaded Or new images. It converts GIFs files to indexed JPGs, it strips unused space from the indexed images and make the images loading faster by reducing its size.
You need nothing to do, but just install the plugin and Smush.it will run behind the scene and scan all the images. Every time you upload a image to post or page Smush.it automatically scan it and optimize it.
How to Automatically Reduce Image Sizes in Your Blog?
2. The plugin will now start work and reduce size of all the uploaded images. However if you want to do it manually then Go to Dashboard>Media> and you will find a “Re-Smush” and “Smush it now” button. You can manually smush images from there.
3. You will see the image size after the WP Smush.it plugin smash it. As you can see in the above screen shot that the image “blog long term success” has been reduced by 17.2% and the size is now 2.3 KB.
This is great plugin and it will save a lot of your precious time. You don’t need to reduce the image sizes, because WP Smush.it will automatically do it every time you upload the image.
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