Web Design

How to Optimize Your Web Site Blog

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Web Design | Comments Off

How to Optimize Your Web Site Blog

Blogging is a great way to meet other people and make a few dollars. However, if you have been blogging for any length of time you may find that your blog has accumulated a lot of digital clutter. Here are a few things you can do to optimize your web site to maximize visitor enjoyment and interaction.

On the majority of blogs, it is the sidebar that gets the most cluttered. Many bloggers give into the temptation to fill the space with loads of gadgets, buttons and badges. However, this can cause your site to load slowly especially for those visitors who are stuck with dial up internet service. Spring clean your blog by emptying your sidebar and only put back those things that are essential. Move everything else to a separate page and put a link to it in the sidebar.

Another way to optimize your website is to install the most current version of your blog’s software. Developers often add more functionality to newer versions that negate the need for some of the plugins you may be using. You will also protect your website from hackers as most of them prey on blogs that are using outdated software. Delete any plugins or addons that you are no longer using or which have become obsolete.