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Decrease image file size

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by peterbruce, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    I have 50+ small icons which are each individually linked to my different social networking sites on my website.

    Various tests are saying these images are making the page speed slow.

    How can I make these file sizes smaller or stop them slowing down the page speed?

    CSS Sprites?
    I can't optimize the images much more as the quality will decrease.
    I can't make all images into one as I need to link them individually.

    Any ideas? The 50 icons can be found down the right side of http://www.realpeterbruce.com/
     
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  3. randolph60

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    Which Format does they have now and how many colors are used?

    If they're JPG's, try to convert to GIF or PNG.

    You've written that it's not possible to join them, beacuse the individual links. Is it possible to use HTML Image Map. With them you can specify coordinates for individual links.


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  4. VIC SEO

    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    PNGs and GIFs have a larger image size, JPGs sound to be the best option as they have a high picture quality and still the size is kept small.
     
  5. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    No mate. Out of GIF,PNG and JPG, GIF takes the least, and then PNG and JPG is the bigger one :)
     
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    I have an idea, why don't you put the most important ones first, then when anyone clicks more it loads the rest through jQuery?
     
  8. gordongekko

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    you could host the images outside of your host i.e flickr or another photo sharing site to reduce the load time.