Advanced Lazy Loading, Automatic Resizing & 5MB Free Compression – The Queen of Image Optimization, Smush, Gets an Update

Smush is already the Coca-Cola of image optimization (even her competitors call image optimization Smushing). And now there’s even more to love; more compression (5MB!) for free with better 50-image-smushing alongside a CDN upgrade and expanded 3rd-party support for Smush Pro users. She’s the true standard for making all the images in your WordPress media library …

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10 Best Image Optimization Plugins for Speeding Up WordPress

There are all kinds of WordPress Image optimizer plugins available in the WordPress plugin repository. They can help you compress images for the web or handle things like resizing images or lazy loading. In this post, we’re going to look at the features of the most popular image optimization plugins. Some are all-in-one image optimizers …

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Why You Should Optimize WordPress by Fixing Your Images First

In 2019, the size of the average mobile webpage is 1.6 MB. Images usually account for about half of the average webpage because they’re so resource-intensive to serve up. If you’ve never taken image optimization seriously and your WordPress site is slow, then you have the most to gain by doing it right. If your …

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Beginner’s Guide to Image SEO – Optimize Images for Search Engines

Are you looking to improve image SEO on your website? When optimized properly, image search can bring many new visitors to your website. To benefit from image SEO, you need to help search engines find your images and index them for the right keywords. In this beginner’s guide, we will show you how to optimize …

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Smush Now Has Lazy Loading… and it’s Free!

WP Smush, Queen of image optimization, just added image lazy loading to her bag of tricks… And it’s free! If you thought Smush couldn’t get any better after 3.0, think again. Our CDN upgrade unlocked the future of site speed and WordPress performance – instantaneously delivering next-gen images at the right size for every container …

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Best Image Formats for Websites Compared! PNG, JPG, GIF, and WebP

Image Optimization begins with choosing the best file format for your needs. This goes beyond PNG vs. JPEG. There is not one file format to rule them all. Everyone’s image needs are different, even the different images within a single site have different requirements. But no worries, we got you covered. In this post, I’m …

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The Most Common Onsite WordPress SEO Mistakes

WordPress is pretty well optimized for search engines out of the box, but it isn’t perfect. There are many onsite WordPress SEO mistakes that users make. More specifically, WordPress needs a helping hand in two areas: Additional functionality in the form of an advanced SEO plugin such as Yoast SEO. The effective application of onsite …

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Say Hello To The Future Of Image Optimization – Smush 3.0 Is Here!!!

Smush 3.0 is here and she comes bearing futuristic image optimization superpowers for WordPress! Your favorite image optimization tool now powers a Global Image Delivery Network – 40 Tbps, 45 points of presence, WebP compression and AUTOMATIC IMAGE SCALING. Sounds pretty awesome…but what does it all mean? With +13.5 million downloads, Smush has proven itself …

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