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Description of the Short Pixel pluginWhat makes Internet users, but especially mobile users, spend less time on certain websites is quite naturally its loading speed. The latter is partly responsible for your ranking in the SERPs. So, if you see that your site is not ranking well on the SERPs, you can only blame yourself. Besides, we all know that optimized content requires good quality images. But very often, said images weigh enough, which negatively acts on the loading speed of the pages of your website. It is therefore necessary to find good tools that can compress your images without affecting their quality as the case of the Short Pixel plugin. Used by more than half a million SEO players, I invite you to discover its installation, its configuration and the different settings to know for a first experiment. Good reading.
Introducing Short PixelShort Pixel is an image optimizer that helps improve the speed of your website as well as its ranking in the SERPs of search engines. Concretely, it is a WordPress plugin that installs directly in the dashboard of your WordPress site. Thus, it accompanies you in your various image optimization operations in order to improve the performance of the website. Indeed, to improve said performance, Short Pixel resizes, compresses and serves CDN images. A CDN actually allows the rapid transfer of resources needed to load web content such as images and videos. Anyway, the images optimized by the Short Pixel plugin are visually smaller, but remain completely similar to the original images. This seems to represent the reason why the plugin is involved in boosting your website’s page speed. The tool generally supports the following image formats: Avif, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG and WebP. Thus, whatever the type of images, this tool will accompany you in its compression. In principle, the different images that you include in your content to illustrate your texts to Internet users have a direct impact on the loading time of your web pages. However, if the loading time is long, you will quickly lose visitors. So you agree with me that the best way to avoid losing visitors is to properly optimize your images. This process requires quite a lot of time that is why Short Pixel tool like some other image optimizers is often used to speed up the process. In particular, Short Pixel through its API allows automatic processing of all images that are integrated into your content. Whether these images are old or new, the plugin is an effective remedy to save extra time. Moreover, its automatic processing only takes a few seconds. Thus, you don’t have to worry anymore if you want to do batch compression of images. As for the saving of Short Pixel compressed images, it is quite prompt and reduced. In other words, the backup does not take long at all. What makes the tool even more interesting is the fact that all files processed through its algorithm have a guarantee of confidentiality. Anyway, this plugin allows you to refine the images, ideally helping to reduce the loading time of your website. A simple way to improve your ranking in the SERPs. But how does it work?
How does the Short Pixel plugin work?The Short Pixel tool helps you effectively reduce the weight of images to be integrated into your content. In this regard, you should know that the size of an image depends mainly on three factors: its size, its resolution and its format. Here is how to install and configure the Short Pixel plugin. Short Pixel: installation and configuration To install the Short Pixel extension, go to its website. All you have to do is register for free by typing your email address and checking the terms and conditions box of the tool.
Installation of Short PixelAfter your registration, you will receive an email from the team who will guide you through the configuration. It is a code of about twenty characters made up of letters and numbers. This is the API key that will soon allow your site to communicate with Short Pixel for the optimization of your images. Then, in your WordPress dashboard, go to the Extensions > Add menu and search for ”Short Pixel Image Optimizer” and install the plugin. After installation, you will only have to activate it and thus access the various settings. To do this, go to Settings > Short Pixel. You remember the API key received through an email, copy and paste it into the box dedicated to this purpose, the API Key box. Then click Validate. You have just installed and activated Short Pixel. For its configuration, I give you some details below.
Configuring Short PixelOnly after installation and activation can you configure Short Pixel. To do this, you must choose the type of compression to apply to the images in your content. It is indeed a tool that does not require a lot of adjustments and that is what makes it pleasant to use. To configure Short Pixel, you have three compression options. These allow you to define the general parameters to be used with Short Pixel. These are:
- Lossless compression;
- Glossy compression;
- Lossy compression.
General parameters of Short PixelTo define the general parameters of Short Pixel, it is necessary to consider 4 settings which are: the types of compression, the image saving, the removal of the EXIF tag from the image and the resizing of the images more large. Here is an overview of these.
Types of compression
Removing the EXIF tag from your images
Resizing Large Images
Advanced settings of Short PixelIn addition to its general settings, the tool has advanced settings that allow you to modify its configuration according to the needs of your SEO strategy. This allows you to better manage the image optimization process and make good decisions. Short Pixel’s advanced settings are all under the advanced tab of its menu. These are the following 09 points:
- Additional multimedia files;
- Automatic conversion of PNG images to JPEG images;
- CMYK to RGB conversion;
- WebP image generation;
- Optimization of retinal images;
- Optimization of other thumbs;
- PDF optimization;
- Exclusion of models;
- Excluding thumbnail sizes.
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