In today's digital world, website performance and user experience are critical factors in driving organic traffic and achieving high search engine rankings. A significant contributor to website speed is media optimization. Therefore, it's essential to deliver optimized images and videos to your website visitors to ensure an excellent user experience.
In this article, we will explain how to use TwicPics to deliver perfectly optimized media directly from Akeneo PIM to your websites. We will guide you through the process, from connecting your Akeneo PIM to the TwicPics app to understanding your setting (workspace, domain, and path), and integrating TwicPics with your front-end development team.
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Why connect TwicPics with Akeneo PIM?
By using TwicPics to optimize your media, you can improve your website's SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Search engines like Google favor fast-loading websites, and media optimization is a crucial factor in achieving a fast loading time. By delivering optimized images and videos, TwicPics can help improve your website's speed, which can, in turn, improve your website's visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs), driving more organic traffic to your site.
You can define your PIM as the source of your assets in no time using the TwicPics App. With TwicPics, you only need the original image or video from your PIM, and the end-users will never see it: instead, our service delivers real-time optimized, perfectly sized, and device-adapted media from a location close to them through a worldwide CDN.
With TwicPics App, you can seamlessly optimize images and videos directly from your PIM to the web thanks to the URLs created on the fly by TwicPics, resulting in seamless media workflow, enhanced website performance, and an exceptional user experience.
Using TwicPics App for media delivery and optimization
Connect your Akeneo PIM with the TwicPics App
- From your Akeneo PIM interface, click on Connect page.
- Click on App Store.
- Search for TwicPics in the APPS section.
- Click on Connect button: you will be redirected to TwicPics Sign Up page, after going through the Akeneo authorization process.
- Create your TwicPics account.
That's it. Your TwicPics account is now set up and ready to use.
Understand TwicPics back-office and set up: workspace, domain & path
Your PIM is now connected to TwicPics and the configuration has been generated automatically for you! But let’s dig in.
Your first Akeneo workspace has been added to your favorites list. Click to open it.
Here is your workspace ready to use. It contains a first domain that we have also added to your favorites list. Click to open it and discover your first Akeneo path.
Your first path is now functional, and if desired, you have the option to modify its functionality by selecting the 3-dot icon button and adding features such as watermarks or default transformations.
Once complete, you can begin to distribute your visual assets through your newly established domain
https://my-company-akeneo.twic.pics, with my.company.cloud.akeneo.com serving as your PIM's designation.
If you wish, you can rename the automatically created workspace and domain to your liking.
Create TwicPics Akeneo domains
In your My Company Akeneo workspace, in addition to the classic TwicPics domains, you can create Akeneo domains which will be automatically associated with your PIM. They are identified by the Akeneo logo.
All TwicPics paths you create in an Akeneo domain are automatically configured with your Akeneo PIM domain as the Source URL and are ready to use.
From now on, you can begin integrating and optimizing your Akeneo PIM images to your websites and apps with TwicPics. You can also quickly access all the solution’s features for images and videos optimization.
Integrate TwicPics in collaboration with your front-end developer team
You can now display your images and videos on the web thanks to the URLs created on-the-fly by TwicPics. But this is not all of it, the solution has way more to offer!
Your front-end team might be surprised... Share with them our Quick Start Guide and learn how to deliver perfectly optimized media on your websites according to your users' context.
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