One of the most important factors search engines consider when ranking your site is load speed. We have covered that before. But, today we want to go into the topic of serving images on your website.
You probably know by now that images on your website should be an optimized size so that they do not slow the page load speed when the site is visited. But, you should also make sure not to serve images from a server outside of the server from which your website is currently being stored.
Having images on your site that are being served from a different server can slow the load process tremendously. Also, search engines actually look for this and hold it against your ranking. Continue reading