Website Speed Matters

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Search engines care about how quickly your website loads. It impacts how long users stay on your site and how helpful you are being to the interweb.

Here are a couple tools to make a quick improvement on your site speed YMMV.

Smush Image Optimization

This WordPress plugin optimizes images on a website.

  • Locates images that slow down the site
  • compresses, resizes and optimizes without affecting image quality
  • Free to use
  • Completely automated, install and enjoy

Autoptimize

Another great tool is Autoptimize. This WordPress plugin optimizes scripts and HTML code.

  • compresses scripts and styles
  • minifies HTML code
  • moves styles to the page head
  • moves scripts to the footer
  • Makes a page much more lightweight
  • Free to use
  • Completely automated, install and enjoy