Acceptable Page Sizes for SEO

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  1. -Z-

    -Z- Newbie

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    Hi there,
    I was thinking whether there's an acceptable page size for SEO. In my case it's huge images but I'm wondering if there's an average page size I should go for?
     
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    Well you want page speed to be fast as possible so you don't want dozens of huge images. Make sure you optimize them. I use optimizilla.com, usually compresses them about 80%. I try to keep my pages around 1MB, preferably lower.
     
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    Competitive parity changes from niche to niche but here is a little sample data:

    Average Factor Measures for Page 1 Results on Google


    SEARCH: Fleece Jackets

    # of matches in HTML source: 1100 matches
    # of KB of BODY tag contents: 299 KB of content
    # of images: 112 images
    # of words: 1725 words

    SEARCH: SEO tips 2016

    # of matches in HTML source: 429 matches
    # of KB of BODY tag contents: 102 KB of content
    # of images: 51 images
    # of words: 3470 words

    SEARCH: Used Cars

    # of matches in HTML source: 631 matches
    # of KB of BODY tag contents: 82 KB of content
    # of images: 23 images
    # of words: 811 words

    SEARCH: Casino

    # of matches in HTML source: 211 matches
    # of KB of BODY tag contents: 67 KB of content
    # of images: 28 images
    # of words: 956 words

    So this data would suggest:

    211-1100 matches in HTML source
    67-299 KB of BODY tag content
    811-3470 Words per page
    23-112 images

    but I suggest you measure your competition for your keywords.
     
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  4. imavegan

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    Will videos also slow it down? Like embedding youtube?
     
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    Thank you that'll help a lot! When I saw the page sizes I thought straight away "screw loading that on mobile data" lol Then it got me thinking about SEO.
     
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    I don't think so, that's not really affecting load time. Someone else could probably confirm.