What is lazy loading?
Lazy loading (also called on-demand loading) is a technique designed to preserve bandwidth and improve loading speed.
Instead of bulk loading (loading all of the page’s content at once), it signals the browser to load only the necessary content that is on display, delaying the remaining sections until scrolled into view.
Benefits of Lazy loading
Improve initial loading time
The biggest benefit of Lazy loading is improved page loading time and user experience.
By lazy load images and videos, you will reduce the initial page load time, initial page weight, and system resource usage, all of which have positive impacts on performance.
Boost Search Engines Optimization
Lazy loading makes your page load faster, and as all major search engines are favoring page speed as a key factor when ranking your page, Lazy loading will definitely increase your SEO results.
Turn on Lazy Loading for your pages
Step 1: Go to the GemPages Dashboard, and select the page you want to have Lazy Loading enabled.
Step 2: In the Editor, click on the “Publish” button at the upper right corner in the top bar.
Step 3: Toggle on Lazy Loading and hit “Publish”
After publishing, check on your live page to see if Lazy Loading is working correctly. If you notice improved page loading time, and images appear to be blurry for a split second before loading fully, that means Lazy loading is doing its magic!
If you need any further assistance, please contact our GemPages Support Team at any time.