As mentioned above, images can slow down your website because of their size. This means that you must ensure that your site loads as quickly and smoothly as possible. This is even more relevant if you run an e-commerce website because your income is at stake.
By compressing your images and optimizing them for fast loading, you can speed up your website, and improve user experience.
In addition to making your site run faster, optimized images are also more useful and relevant for your website visitors.
Optimized images usually have proper title and alt text, which is used by both search engines and screen readers in order to understand what your image is about. Correctly formatted and descriptive alt text on your images doesn’t appear on the page, but it is very important for visitors who have visual impairments and use screen readers.
So, how to speed up your website?
These are just a few reasons why image optimization is important for your website and should not be ignored. But, of course, if your site is not performing, image optimization alone won’t solve your problems.
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