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Old 12th February 2008, 08:28 AM   #1
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Hello all!

I'm doing a little reading this morning from Beginner's Guide by SEOmoz.org.

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File Size - With the exception of a select few documents that search engines consider to be of exceptional importance, web pages greater than 150K in size are typically not fully cached. This is done to reduce index size, bandwidth, and load on the servers, and is important to anyone building pages with exceptionally large amounts of content. If it's important that every word and phrase be spidered and indexed, keeping file size under 150K is highly recommended.
My question is, is it the total size of everything displayed on-screen at any one time that matters, or is it the size of individual files? A couple of my pages display images that, when combined with the size of the text file, will approach or exceed the 150K mark.


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Old 12th February 2008, 09:39 AM   #2
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I believe they are talking about the total file size for the page, your images included. You should be able to get your images reduced in Photoshop without loosing too much quality.

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Old 12th February 2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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I am pretty inept when it comes to any kind of graphics, so I'm not a Photoshop user. But I did manage to get the image files reduced using Splashup, a handy little online tool I never knew existed before today. Problem solved!

Thanks for the quick reply, Nick!

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Ya I think we should keep our pages small in size. One of the benefit is SE spiders would spend longer time indexing our site every time they visit.

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No it does not matter if the size is under 5 m.b , if it increases the page will appear slow...

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