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Best way to speed up my sites load time.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wasted, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. wasted

    wasted Jr. Executive VIP

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    Hey Guys,

    Do you know of any ways to speed up site load time.

    I have a site that is averaging 10secs, its horrible.

    It is a wordpress site with about 120 articles, and 360 images.

    but even with that load time, I get 250 uniques per day and a 35% bounce rate
     
  2. hanuta

    hanuta Junior Member

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    how fast is your internet connection?
     
  3. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    minimize plugins...install wordpress cache
     
  4. zrobinson85

    zrobinson85 Newbie

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    That should help, along with archiving some stuff and increasing bandwidth at the provider level if you can.
     
  5. sirgold

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    1. If you need the site to be *really* fast add a geographic static cache like peer1.
    2. Put all the static content like images on a different server.
    3. Clientside install firebug and Yslow an addon for firebug to profile the speed of your pages.

    http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/

    HTH
     
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  6. shevkorn

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    this is my small advice

    install w3 cache
    - enable compression
    - put the css at the begining
    - put the js at the end of the file
    minimize css and js
    rewrite your header, index, page and any page with remote calls bloginfo (blabla bla) or something like this, use static address instead.
    you can use yslow as well, but most of the time it doens't work very well (my personal experience only so, do not kick me please. I got an A qualification with all these rules and the site was still low)

    if you have a vps or dedicated server you can use a lot of tools in order to increase the speed and install some modules in your server.

    I hope it can hel you.
     
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  7. shevkorn

    shevkorn Newbie

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    I forgot, use wp smush.it for images as well xD
     
  8. wahidpolin

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    You can use quickcache if you like . I had same issue with one of my sites. I used a optimized theme and quickcache - which resolved the problem.
     
  10. webnise

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    Guess what I did an optimization of my blogs and I went from score of 73 to 83 on Google's Page Speed.

    I enabled compression, moved the images to a different server, removed unwanted plugins, installed WP cache, moved the css first followed by JS.

    If you have Firebug installed in FF, you can see the page loading pattern which can help you to see the bottlenecks.

    Also, you can checkout YOAST articles on WP optimization.
     
  11. BHLurker

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    Here is a list of the main things you need to work on:

    • HTTP Requests are very important try lowering them.
    • Use CSS Sprites
    • Minimize your JS/CSS
    • Use a CDN (ONLY If you have a lot of traffic)
    • If you are using WP install WP Super Cache or W3 Cache
    • Gzip Components
    • Avoid Redirects
     
  12. atif089

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    Install WP Super Cache
    Gzip Components
    Optimize MySQL Tables

    * Your website may also get a couple of seconds slow if you are getting content from 3rd party APIs like Twitter Feeds and Facebook Feeds etc.
     
  13. SahL

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    install cache plugins
    • hypercache
    • database cache reloaded

    and wp-minify to minify the CSS and javascripts.

    these 3 plugins will make ur blog superfast.

    if u have CDN use wp-total cache

    + remove file linked to other Domains, the more file request http the more ur blog becomes

    + GZip everything by going to cpnel or whtver u have.

    the latest version of wp-minify is not Good

    use version 1.0.4

    enjoy :)
     
  14. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1. convert all PNG, JPG images to GIF.
    2. Keep all files on the same server use minimal external content
    3. Get hosting that offers 1 Gbps uplink

    that should do it
     
  15. Topher

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    Find a better host.
     
  16. avi1368

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    Try hosting your images somewhere else
     
  17. ScrapeBoss

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    Many useful suggestions have already been posted. Dont use heavy images, use good web hosting like hostgator, limit the use of images, use cache plugin, consider reseller, vps or dedi hosting, etc.
     
  18. mahesh10

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    Check for the flash and video used in your site.It takes more space and ultimately make the site slow.This may cause in more bounce rate.If the number is more then try to remove some. Use flash where video is most essential.
     
  19. rastan

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    if somebody has self coded php pages i recommend to add gzip handler with the code below on the first line of the page...

    Code:
    
    if (substr_count($_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING'], 'gzip')) ob_start("ob_gzhandler"); else ob_start(); 
    
    
    then you can check your page for gzip here:

    http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php


    also combine your css style and js files could help in reducing loadtime