As an SEO, one of the most challenging things in the field as of late has to do with page speed and performance. Knowing that Google is paying more and more attention to performance aspects of a website like site speed, image optimization and file minification for SEO, it’s important for me to comment on the WordPress plugins available for improving these areas.
In the article on Template Monster, I highlight my top 3 plugins for improving speed on WordPress sites:
In the off-chance that Breeze isn’t compatible with a particular website theme, my next go-to optimization plugin is Autoptimize. Similar to Breeze, this handy plugin allows webmasters and SEOs to use file minification, browser caching, image optimizations and lazy loading of images.
Finally, for additional image optimizations, I turn to Smush. This plugin goes beyond what most optimization plugins do to compress images and even allows users to compress entire image directories within the WordPress library. While it is a paid plugin, it’s definitely worth it.
Check out the post and feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If your website doesn’t score well on PageSpeed Insights or GTMetrix, let’s chat!