Regarding Image Optimization

ShashiKumaar

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Hi,
Recently I came across an image compression format called webp. While I was testing for my webpagetest and noticed a great improvement in volume reduction from 860KB to 67KB without losing quality and image resolution.

So, I was asking
How we can use a webp image format for my website?
Is ".webp" is a new image format? If not why most of the website still rely on .jpg or .png

Most Important: Is it SEO friendly?
 

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Hi,
Recently I came across an image compression format called webp. While I was testing for my webpagetest and noticed a great improvement in volume reduction from 860KB to 67KB without losing quality and image resolution.

So, I was asking
How we can use a webp image format for my website?
Is ".webp" is a new image format? If not why most of the website still rely on .jpg or .png

Most Important: Is it SEO friendly?
I would advice against using WEBP, at least for now. The main reason is that it is not supported by Safari and IE. And that might be a significant part of your audience. Older versions of Chrome and Firefox do not support it either. In regard of SEO, it makes no difference, WEBP images are indexed normally just like JPG, PNG, etc. Their corresponding attributes such as 'alt' are also supported. Also, converting into WEBP may actually produce larger files in some cases, for example when converting from PNG format, so check the size before using it on your website.
 

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I would advice against using WEBP, at least for now. The main reason is that it is not supported by Safari and IE. And that might be a significant part of your audience. Older versions of Chrome and Firefox do not support it either. In regard of SEO, it makes no difference, WEBP images are indexed normally just like JPG, PNG, etc. Their corresponding attributes such as 'alt' are also supported. Also, converting into WEBP may actually produce larger files in some cases, for example when converting from PNG format, so check the size before using it on your website.
Since I am from asia. Where most of my targeted costumers are middle-class android users. Since my niche based on industrial items. So, I am really sure that most them are not apple users and also no uses IE nowdays.
 

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Since I am from asia. Where most of my targeted costumers are middle-class android users. Since my niche based on industrial items. So, I am really sure that most them are not apple users and also no uses IE nowdays.
Then give it a try. Another bonus is that from the SEO point it will be beneficial, as your pages will become less in size. BTW IE is widely used in the enterprise segment, so do not underestimate it.
 

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Then give it a try. Another bonus is that from the SEO point it will be beneficial, as your pages will become less in size. BTW IE is widely used in the enterprise segment, so do not underestimate it.
Hmmm... Thanks for your valuable suggestion anyway.
 

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For image optimization, the best way to improve page speed is by using scale images. We can get a lot of stock images but they have very high resolution/pixels.
In order to get best GTMetrix score, try to scale the images and use Cloudflare.
 

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For image optimization, the best way to improve page speed is by using scale images. We can get a lot of stock images but they have very high resolution/pixels.
In order to get best GTMetrix score, try to scale the images and use Cloudflare.
I would either go for PNG or Webp or I'd hire some graphic designer to do that for me.
 

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Hi,
Recently I came across an image compression format called webp. While I was testing for my webpagetest and noticed a great improvement in volume reduction from 860KB to 67KB without losing quality and image resolution.

So, I was asking
How we can use a webp image format for my website?
Is ".webp" is a new image format? If not why most of the website still rely on .jpg or .png

Most Important: Is it SEO friendly?

@ShashiKumaar

When it comes to saving photos as WebP, you'll need the following engines. Google Chrome (desktop) 17+, Opera 11.10+, Native Web Browser or Android 4.0+ (ICS), and Google Chrome for Android version 25+. Saving your images with this format can save additional Kilobytes, and it can divide your photo's file size by three times without compromising quality. Yes, this format is SEO-friendly. This image-type is being ranked and indexed by Google.
 
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