SEO: How to compress your images using RIOT for faster pages

Images often represent the bulk of a page in terms of data. When a page is loaded, any images on that page must be downloaded so as to be displayed.. 

By compressing the images we can make huge saving on those files when downloaded. This can reduce the page load times quite considerably vs no compression at all.

In this tutorial I will show you how I compress images using RIOT. This free tool is one of the most used programs for this job. It can produce .jpg, .png and .gif files. It can also compress multiple images at once.

The well worn phrase in SEO is that "All else being equal, the faster site will rank first". 

This is a must have addition to any would be website designers kit, who is struggling to speed up their website.

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