What really grabbed my attention was a person writing that out of a bunch of his web pages, one was being skipped over. Looking at those pages, the only difference was that this one was 7k larger than the others. He had trouble believing that this small difference could account for the lack of time people were spending, but after reducing the size, the statistics started matching the other pages. Wow.
So this weekend I have been reducing the size and quality of all my JPEGS~ 90 images. Slightly over half way through with the job, and yesterday my counts almost doubled. Coincidence? I doubt it. I can only barely remember what it was like when I had a dial-up connection ~ the long wait for an image to appear. I guess I was really giving people a headache with my large images. Sorry. Live and learn.