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How fast do your websites load?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Nov 2, 2013.

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What's your avg ping time?

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  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm just wondering, what's the 'normal' website load time for the average SEO-conscious webmaster. Everyone, cast your vote. :)

    I use Pingdom if anyone is wondering how to check the average for theirs.
     
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    The choices are for real? I know my websites are probably not cutting edge optimized and everything, but under 1.5sec with atlest a few images and say 20request for the main page, thats impossible.

    My personal wordpress blog with only 2 small images got loading time 3.6sec and thats definitely from the better part of my portfolio.


    Am I fucked or what?
     
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    2.96s for a very media-heavy front page. I'm guessing the responses are going to be all over the board and have a lot to do with what type of hosting plan you're on and if you're using a CDN.
     
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    mine are ecommerce sites so they are a little heavy, about 5 seconds - but - i have a cron job setup to call my sites every 5 minutes so they hopefully stay in server memory
     
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    Aren't response times and loading times different?

    I think the response times are the amount of time it takes for the webpage to return a 200 OK response and the load time is the amount of time it takes to load the page and its content.

    I may be wrong though.
     
  7. MadStacks

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    I try to make sure all my websites load within 2 seconds since if it goes over that people may just click off.
    My eCommerce sites on the other hand load slower but eh what can you do. They still convert :)
     
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    Thanks for asking the question...got one of mine down from 5.4 to 2.36...I arranged pingdom's output by time to load and found that a stumbleupon icon on a social media plugin was taking forever to load...disabled that immediately.

    Next, I noticed that the homepage was taking a while to load, so I trimmed down the number of posts/page, etc.

    All my images are compressed, but I've got some video and usually 2 images/post, so I'm happy with less than 2.5...anyway, if it wasn't for this thread, I would've stayed slow.

    I'd been relying on my google pagespeed at 71 and thought that was about as good as it gets, but it is now at 77 after these little tweaks. :)
     
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    yes, response time and load time are two different things, exactly as you wrote it
     
  10. macdonjo3

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    My Pingdom time was 1.2 seconds FYI. I didn't mention that in my original post.
     
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    Oh an guys be aware the tests are done from ultra fast servers probably on a Gbit or even 10Gbit lines. So if you get a loading time of 3 seconds at the pingdom site, for a regular surfer it will probably be 15 or even more seconds.
     
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    With under 500KiB of data? I don't think so. Server side is the limit.
     
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    i don't think it will increase the speed to 15 seconds but most net surfers are on a slower connection than pingdom.
     
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    Not good at all, what host are you using?

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    Mine was 810ms wish it was faster
     
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    Haha, I meant the responses of people in the thread, not response times. Looks like my comment was a bit ambiguous!
     
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    Just added this to htacess, and shaved off nearly another second. I'd been using a plugin before. Anything you guys would change here for a WP site? Wondering if the 2 days should be changed in the last line?

    Code:
    ## EXPIRES CACHING ##
    <IfModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive On
    ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
    ExpiresDefault "access 2 days"
    </IfModule>
    ## EXPIRES CACHING ##
     
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    Bluehost, why is it not good?