There will hardly be anyone who will not agree with us on the fact that an attractive image can do wonders for your blog. If you have an appealing image attached to your blog you are enhancing its chances to get a boom in user engagement.
Images are not just an accessory to add to the blog but it is an essential part of the blog as it helps the blog to get or a number of shares along with the heavy amount of traffic. It also adds a visual attraction to the writing which indeed is a must have in today’s time.
Now when we know how important the image is for enhancing the beauty of your blog we all must try to use a unique image on our blog. But, wait what about the increased loading time the blog will take if you load any image of high resolution? Will it not affect the performance of your blog? If you have any such thoughts and are planning to handle such issues by loading your blog’s image on some other site to reduce the loading time issue then let us tell you that you are going in the wrong direction.
Where to Host Blog Images for Page Speed?
Hosting your blog image on a third party site is never a good idea. There are many factors that can lead to a bad performance of your blog and then can cause the users to switch. We are sure you will definitely not want to lose your valuable customers. Here’s why you should not host blog images on third party site:
1. Users lose interest
The very first time when the users look at the blog they create a perception in their mind about the same and that is the deciding factor that counts if the user will continue or leave the page. In this go, if the users find a blog without any image and then find a clickable link to see what you have uploaded along this might make them lose their interest.
2. Site shuts down
What if the site on which you have uploaded the blog’s image shuts down where do you think the users will find the desired image and what will you be doing afterward? There will be nothing left in your hand.
Every site has its own rules and regulation and we cannot make any changes in that. We just have to adjust with them. Likewise, the site on which you are uploading the image on must be having its own rules and according to that, they can remove your account or your image whenever they want.
Hosting the images on your own blog gives a feeling of security that you will not be left in between with no scope of future. Again considering the problems that you were facing related to load time and bandwidth, let us try and find some possible solutions for the same.
4. Bandwidth and Storage
In case you want to load the image in no time on your site you must try to have enough storage space and an unlimited amount of bandwidth. If not possible then only you must switch to a hosting site that offers unlimited storage with bandwidth. You can try BlueHost and HostGator for the same.
5. Loading time
If you are facing problems with image loading time being an image heavy site then you must try your hands with free CDN service like CloudFlare to help you in such situations.
These are some of the ways that we found with which you can seek help for the image loading time that you are facing and also have security that the image will be loaded exactly like you want and whenever the users visit you.
Besides these above-mentioned tips, you can also consider “compressing” the image size before uploading it or can “re-adjust” its size so that it is compatible and yet gets load easily.
There is no problem to load blog images once in a while on a different site but making this your habit will not help you in the future. Therefore, to be on the safer side you must try and load images on your site itself without compromising the quality.
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