An image is worth a thousand words.
But, for a site owner, the same image becomes the worst part if it decreases the web page load time.
According to recent WordPress reports, over 87 million posts were published in May 2018.
Needless to say, maximum of them must be containing one or more images.
Fortunately, website load time can be decreased if those images can be compressed (in size). In the rest of the post, by term ‘website’, we mean a portal designed on WordPress CMS (content management system).
Real struggle lies in selecting the right image compression tool.
And, in today’s guide on AllTechBuzz, we’ll let you know about the best and one of the most used image compression plugin – WPCompress.
As officially defined, WP Compress optimises your images to slash website load time, boost SEO ranks, and increase conversions – all without you having to lift a finger past setup.
But, at first, let’s learn, why to use WPCompress?
Obviously because of higher search rankings.
Now, what more important is to learn – Why search engines care about your site speed?
Everyone and their mom know that uncompressed and big size images are bound to increase the web page load time.
And, last, to last year, Google itself claimed that a web page load time is a Google ranking factor now. Faster it loads, better the rankings.
Thus, no doubt you can conclude that “increased image loading times affect your site’s rankings in online searches.”
Moreover, Google’s most crucial AI (Artificial Intelligence) based algorithm, Rankbrain is designed to scrutinize user behaviour on the website.
When large-sized & uncompressed images don’t load properly, it irritates users and can make them click the “back” button in their browser, which notifies Google that this page doesn’t provide user satisfaction.
Thus, directly or indirectly, your website’s rankings in Google or any other search engine can be hurt, even if you think twice before compressing your image.
WPCompress can be used by anybody having his/ her web portal installed on WordPress CMS. Whether it be Advertising companies, Graphic design companies, DIY and Craft Blogs, E-commerce websites, Photography studios or bloggers.
While the Management portal features include Chat support, Auto Pilot, Thumbnails included free, Over-compression prevention, Unlimited cloud backups and 70% average savings.
Besides, all services and highly-experienced support team, what most beloved part of WPcompress is flexible pricing. You can choose the plan that’s best for you. All plans can be stacked with existing memberships and shared across an unlimited number of websites.
Authorised reports suggest that “If readers can’t see your fully-loaded pages in eight seconds or less, they may become impatient and navigate away from your site.” And, WP Compress guarantees a measurable decline in your website’s load time. Thus, curtailing consignment of server’s input-output processing.
Another formidable feature is you can go premium with WP compress in two simple ways. Either you can purchase the Credit Packs or you can go for Membership.
Autopilot mode is another cherished feature of WP Compress. That means WPcompress is designed in a fully loaded manner, following which, image optimisation is completed automatically.
A few special features of WP compress includes – Backups of original images, resize for web, thumbnails included free, autopilot image optimisation, monthly quotas for clients, over-compression prevention, live chat support, detailed report, cloud image optimisation etc.
WPcompress is convenient at large range from small bloggers to vast brands. One can go for pricing of “Upto 5 sites plan” or “5 to 25 sites plan” or “25+ sites plan.”
Pricing of WPCompress is mainly divided into two portions i.e. plan that is ideal for up to 25 websites and plans that is ideal for more than 25 websites.
The plan that is ideal for up to 25 websites: In all three pricing divisions, one can use for Unlimited Websites (Sub-Accounts).
- If billed annually, in $29 plan, at the rate of $1 per 241 full-sized images, the buyer gets 1,000 starter credits and 500 credits recurring every month. This plan can be used to compress approx. 6,000 images with thumbnails with all thumbnails included for free.
- If billed annually, in $49 plan, at the rate of $1 per 295 full-sized images, the buyer gets 2,500 starter credits and 1000 credits recurring every month. This plan can be used to compress approx.12,000 images with thumbnails with all thumbnails included for free.
- If billed annually, in $99 plan, at the rate of $1 per 353 full-sized images, the buyer gets 5,000 starter credits and 2,500 credits recurring every month. This plan can be used to compress approx. 30,000 images with thumbnails with all thumbnails included for free.
Similarly, for 25+ websites, plans can be viewed on the pricing page of WPcompress.com.
At the first time, you won’t believe, but credit packs do not expire. I repeat, Credits never expire. The most beneficial part of the credit pack is that it is used for bulk optimisation of your existing images.
With a one time payment option, there is a total of three credit packs plans. In a $10 plan, with an effective rate of $1 per 100 images, you get 1,000 Image Pack i.e. approximately 12,000 credits with thumbnails. In a $25 plan, with an effective rate of $1 per 200 images, you get 5,000 Image Pack i.e. approximately 60,000 credits with thumbnails. In a $100 plan, with an effective rate of $1 per 250 images, you get 25,000 Image Pack i.e. approximately 300,000 credits with thumbnails.
Answers of all the FAQs (frequently asked questions) about the plans such as – Membership vs. Credit Packs? What plan is the best value? How many images do I need? Do I need a Membership? Are thumbnails really free? What is image credit? And, answers of all the FAQs (frequently asked questions) about the software such as What if I deactivate the plugin? How does autopilot work? How do monthly quotas work? What happens to the originals? How many websites can I link and How does the plugin work? are answered here on the linked page.