Let me shoot out a question before I start with the topic. Will you stay on a webpage if it loads more than a minute? I am sure most of you will close the page and move to another rather than waiting for it to get loaded. This type of visitor loss can affect the blog in many ways.
Google has announced that the Page Rank for a particular webpage depends on the loading speed as well. So you need to optimize your blog.
Here are 5 simple ways to do that,
Use slash at the end of your URL:
This is the most important thing you must do. Add a backslash at the end of all your URLs. The trailing slash will inform the server that the URL is already in the directory and no need to load the page separately.
Use cache plug-ins:
If you are using a WordPress platform then few cache plug-ins can help you to optimize the loading speed of the blog.
Always have the habit to optimize an image when you upload it on the server as it can help a lot in increasing the loading speed of the blog. There are many free online image optimizer which can do the job.
Cascading Style Sheets can also affect your Blog. Few online CSS optimizers help you to optimize the CSS used.
These are the 5 simple ways that can help you to decrease your bounce rate as well.