Do not load images that are not in the picture yet

A website with lots of images may load slower. You will then face Load images that are not in view yet. What is Load images that are not in view yet and how do you solve this? We explain it to you on this page.

What is Load images that are not in view yet?

Do not load images that are not in view yet is when you have multiple images on a page, but only one of these images comes into view immediately when the page loads. You won’t see the page until all the other images are loaded as well.

Images load faster with lazy loading

There is a handy solution for Don’t load images that are not in view yet: the principle lazy loading. In this process, an image does not load until it is almost in view. Therefore, the first rendering is much faster. This lazy loading is already on by default with Wix and WordPress, among others.

You get the recommendation on image loading with the use of Google pageSpeed Insights.

The impact of Load images that are not in view yet on SEO

Do not load images that are not in view yet in a sense does impact the SEO of a website or page. Not loading images takes a lot of time; this is not pleasant for a website visitor. In addition, this also impacts search engine optimization, as it increasingly includes the user experience on a Web site and the speed of a Web site in its evaluation. As such, it also affects the ranking in search results.

My advice

We recommend finding a solution to the problem Do not load images that are not in view yet. One way to do this is with lazy loading. Using Google pageSpeed Insights is additionally a smart way to gain more insight into the content of your web page. A good analysis allows you to make the necessary adjustments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does “Don’t Load Images That Aren’t Imaged Yet” mean?

“Do not load images that are not in view yet” is a recommendation you get from Google PageSpeed Insights, if you have multiple images on your web page, not all of which come into view immediately when the web page loads. The visitor will not see the full page until all the images are loaded. The lazy loading principle, where an image is not loaded until it is almost in view, avoids this problem. A CMS like WordPress, already uses this by default.

What is the impact of “Don’t Load Images That Aren’t In View Yet on SEO”?

“Don’t load images that are not in view yet” does have some impact on SEO. This is because it takes time and reduces the user experience. This can cause a lower ranking in search results.

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This article was originally published on 22 March 2024. The last update of this article was on 22 March 2024. The content of this page was written and approved by Ralf van Veen. Learn more about the creation of my articles in my editorial guidelines.