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Better stats with site speed optimization?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Capo Dei Capi, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

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    Since I'm using a free website it takes close to 8.69 seconds for the home page of my site to open up according to pingdom tools, and 4.78 seconds for a typical post to open up. If I can reduce it to around 2 seconds for main page and 3 seconds for a typical post should I be able to get much more traffic and view rates on a new site? I'm not using any SEO at all for my free website.

    Views: 7881
    Visits : 2670
    Users: 2107
    Bounce Rate : 21.8%
    Page Depth : 3.0
    Avg time on site 3:33

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  2. Zwielicht

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    Wow, I remember I had that issue back when one of my websites was using free hosting (the site was loading in 20 seconds before I optimised it. After I optimised it, the site was loading between 1-4 seconds), although I have a couple of questions for you:

    1. When you say "free website" do you mean free domain and hosting (e.g., Wordpress.com and Blogger) or just free hosting?
    2. What content management system (CMS) are you using?
     
  3. Capo Dei Capi

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    Its free website and domain using wordpress cms, but not wordpress.com so in addition to the slow times I am not able to install any plugin to help with onpage seo. But I think its the speed that is mostly causing low page views, I think I could increase my average to 5 to 6 with a better loading time.
     
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    Wait, if you're not using wordpress.com, why *can't* you install plugins? What you need is something like W3 Total Cache or something similar to reduce loading times. Onpage SEO isn't the same thing.
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    I'm using a free blog hosting service that runs Wordpress.org 's CMS, so I can't install any plugin. I wasn't actually thinking about W3 Total Cache, I just need a more minimal theme(I'm limited to only 25 with the free service) to use as well as the plugin SORTTABLE post to reduce my loading time since for my niche it would be perfect for having that on the main page.
     
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  6. Zwielicht

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    It sounds like you're in a tough spot. Can you at least access your files? If you can, then try implementing this:
    https://wordpress.org/ideas/topic/w...ent-that-does-not-require-a-plugin-simple-fix

    By the way, when you check your website in Pingdom, which request takes the longest to load? On free hosts, you may notice that the "Wait" time is significantly longer than every other request, and if that's the case, then it's the server that is at fault.
     
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    Yeah I do think page speed matters for the traffic as well as juice flow also.
    You should definitely reduce the speed.