One of the major reasons visitors to your web sites do not stay,
or click past, is because your images take too long to load. Hence, image-laden pages take too long too load.
The key is 'optimization.' I won't go into the whole issue of html page optimization here (later) but here is one big tip:
OPTIMIZE YOUR IMAGES!
USE THIS FREE TOOL FOUND HERE:
You will be able to set the size and optimization levels. For the most part, you will be able to keep your images the same size and take up drastically reduced size. Web servers and surfers will love you.
More to come.