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Is my website slow?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by expseor, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. expseor

    expseor Newbie

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    My website seems to be a sloath. I'm not sure if its just me or if my host is just really awful. Check out my site and tell me what you think.
    parkcitytechgroup

    You'll need to google it as I can't post links yet :(

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dumper

    Dumper Supreme Member

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    Any idea why your not allowed to post links yet? :tool:
     
  3. expseor

    expseor Newbie

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    This is why:

    You are NOT allowed to post URLs, email addresses and images, until after you have been a member of BHW for a little longer. We did this is to cut down on spam. Thank you for understanding! If you would like to remove this limit faster please consider donating HERE

    I'm not sure how long "a little longer" is, but I guess I've have to wait longer or make 15 posts are something a long those lines.
     
  4. facebookcpa

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    man, you're website is not slow, loading good for me :)
     
  5. iiaok

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    Nice try to get eyes on your site ;)

    Nice clean design, though.

    EDIT: How do you like Themia? Was it pretty straightforward to use?
     
  6. kvmcable

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    It looks like there's a sloth on this thread but it isn't the website.
     
  7. expseor

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    I do like Themia. It's my favorite theme so far so I used it on my own website. Very straightforward. You can set up most of the theme just through the theme options page they put in for you. There you can change the slider images, favicon, Header, Testimonials, Video, and others.

    So just so conclude, no one has found my website slow?
     
  8. gooma2

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    makes you realize how long you've been doing this when you can see this newbie stunt attempt from miles and miles away! next they'll be doing the "I just came into $400K inheritance and I don't know what to do with it"...

     
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  9. peerless2acme

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    I don't think so. Your site works fine and design also seems good. Btw you got a great idea to indirectly promote your website and services. :D
     
  10. Sophomoric

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    I'm surprised the site name hasn't been removed. "I know I can't advertise my site on here.. so instead I thought I'd advertise my site on here" ;)
     
  11. expseor

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    Ok just to clarify. I'm not advertising my website on here. I legitimately wanted to know if my website was slow. I posted here because everyone seems to know websites in and out and I have been having trouble with my website performance.

    I know it may seem like I'm trying to advertise my website but to be honest I'm not trying to do business with any one on this forum. If you even looked at my website you can see I'm targeting customers in my own city Its a good place to start for me as it's a relatively small town and my SEO is still pretty beginner level. This is a great place for me to try keywords in an underdeveloped city, SEO wise.

    I'm sorry if I broke the rules, I didn't know you weren't allowed to post your own website. Won't happen again.
     
  12. Nigel Farage

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    Yes your site is slow. Who is doing the hosting? AOL?

    Beyond that, your Free Estimate link is horrible. Reminds me off those fat chicks on craigslist "women seeking men" that give you a long questionaire to fill out. Her fantasy is that there are hoards of men that will find her so attractive that they will all "fill out that form" so she can then pick & choose which stud to allow into her muffin.

    Her fantasy is more likely to come true than yours. Based just on that, I'd never consider you for doing any web design for me, not even for free. It sends the message that you have an overinflated belief in the value of your time, and absolutely no clue as to the value of your customer's.
     
  13. expseor

    expseor Newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Sounds like you have some experience with these fat chicks on craigslist. Did they really fulfill your fantasies or were they a let down? How were their prices?

    Please get back to me.:18:
     
  14. BlackSEOBelt

    BlackSEOBelt Regular Member

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    Hey, buddy, I got no issues with you flashing your site here.
    Ran Page Speed (a Chrome extension) on your site. Here is the overall score:

    Page Speed Score: 74/100


    For more details, just run it at your end. Google recommended Page Speed and other speed test plugins in this post here.

    Cause I wouldn't just rely on my better judgement to determine if your site is slow or not.

    And, I like the design and layout, but Nigel is right, the Free Estimate form is way too long. I'd find a way to make it more laconic, if I were you.

    Cheers :cool:
     
  15. ben10023

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    I'm getting a cloudflare error message, might just be because I'm from the UK but you might want to look into that.
     
  16. richv100

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    Ignore people moaning about showing the site, if you had any sense you would not be advertising standard SEO Services on a Black Hat website anyway :D

    Ok, site is reasonable, not fast but then again I am in the UK. I agree with the others about changing the estimate page!
     
  17. crashdi

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    when trying to find out webpages loading speed use:

    it does says your site is bit slow: (link for your home pages performance)

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/120403_EZ_3TQGP/

    install w3-total cache or similar plung in (most probablly you already have, as i see CDN), and play with it..untill you see improvement
     
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    Ya I saw that. I'm going to install Google XML Sitemaps plugin for wordpress. That should do the trick.

    I already have w3-total cache. I'm not really sure how to work it but I'll play around with it and see if I can make it work. I also use CloudFlare. I'm not sure if that improved my performance either.

    I'm thinking about just getting rid of the free estimate form, but it might be an easy way for people to make contact with me. I'll delete some questions, thanks for the feedback everyone.
     
  20. canadainsurance

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    How do you better the speed performance of a website if you're using a CMS like wordpress. Is it just template based. I find my site to be a little slow, but I wont name drop my site.