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My Wordpress sites are taking forever to load recently..Need Help?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dantob, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. dantob

    dantob Power Member

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    I had a few sites dropped from their top 3 rankings and all the way back to page 15. So when I did a site:domainname in Google for one of them and then clicked on the search result I noticed that my site is taking like 20 seconds to load now compared to before where it was almost instant.

    I noticed in the lower left hand corner of the browser that instead of showing "Connecting to http://domainname" like it should normally do it is shows a quick half a second "Transferring to http:domainname" but then shows "Connecting to track3.mybloglog.com..." with a gray screen while it's connecting for like 20 seconds before my site finally comes up and it shows a quick "Transferring to http:domainname...". Before it would just point point automatically to the site in 1-2 seconds with no lag like this before and I would not see that other connecting to site information.

    I just have one Adsense block on this site like my other sites, but this one and checking the others that took a big dive in the SERPs they behave the same way.

    Does anyone know what this "track3.mybloglog.com" site is that I'm connecting to now and that was not there before? Is there some script present on my site or on my server that is triggering this? I have other sites on the same hosting, but uses a different WP theme and those connect just fine and it seems those did not get a big hit compared to these sites.

    I looked at the source code on my homepage and I see this:
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    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://track3.mybloglog.com/js/jsserv.php?mb1ID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'></script>
    <div id="wrap">
    <div id="header">
    <div id="logo">
    
    I don't where that script is coming from? Any feedback?
     
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  2. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    It's tracking clicks on Adsense, something to do with Yahoo.
     
  3. dantob

    dantob Power Member

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    But why is affecting the load time of my sites? I have adsense on other sites and it does not affect those sites at all?
     
  4. volund

    volund Senior Member

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    Download your flies to a folder on your comptuer and then do a search to find out which file it is in.

    Do you have a backup of all your files. If so first choice would be to delete all the ones on the server and then upload your backups.
     
  5. Nookie Monster

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    What theme are you using on those sites? Is it a nulled premium theme perhaps? Find the common demoninator for those sites and look there.
     
  6. dantob

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    I logged to my site and went to the Appearance/Editor and it looks like the code is in the header.php section. Here is the what the code looks like within the <BODY> tag:

    Code:
    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://track3.mybloglog.com/js/jsserv.php?mblID=<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/id-mybloglog.php'); ?>'></script>
    <div id="wrap">
    <div id="header">
    <div id="logo">
    
    I removed that code and site loads immediately, but it is now stretched out and not the way the theme should be.
     
  7. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    No idea, there's an old plugin called my mybloglog, read more here:

    Code:
    http://imknight.net/web-apps/fix-mybloglog-wordpress-plugin/
     
  8. LinkBacon

    LinkBacon Newbie

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    Do you have any other plugins?
    I had that happen to my site before, one of the plugins messed everything up.
     
  9. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    You only need to remove the <script> tag. By removing the opening <div> tags you have messed up your template - you can put those back in.
     
  10. volund

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    There seem to be quite a few sites with info on this.

    Either you added a plugin with it or it may be part of the theme you are using. Basically they are reporting on your ad clicks.

    Easiest thing to do is find out which plugin, template or widget is causing the problem and delete it.
     
  11. flexnds

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    Though loading can depend greatly on your hosting, there are some things you can do.

    Some speed tips

    1.) Remove the mybloglog garbage from your site. (probably in the header.php)

    2.) Place any style sheets directly under your HEAD tag. (Main theme style sheet should be first.)

    3.) Install the wp plugin called "javascript to footer". Double check the plugin does not break anything. Sometimes it does.

    4.) There is a plugin called wp header cleaner or something like that. This plugin shows you all scripts, style sheets and anything that is hooked into your wp_head and to wp_footer. The plugin allows you to move scripts scripts accordingly. For example, if you had a style sheet or script loading in wp_head, you could deselect it from your wp_head and hook it into your footer without any scripting knowledge. This is a good plugin for large sites that need to load a lot of plugins and scripts.

    5.) There are some great CSS optimizer sites out there for free. These can shrink down you css files significantly.

    HTML:
    http://www.cleancss.com/
    Try that one. It works great for me. Be sure to keep a backup of the original and make sure it does not break anything after you've placed the new css file in there.

    6.) Quick cache is a great plugin if you just want a quick fix caching plugin.

    7.) Double check any images that are part of the theme and make sure they are not too large. You can easily shrink the size of the files by downloading them and putting them into a program like gimp, and then reducing the quality a little bit. This goes for all images and logos you use on your site.

    8.) Where possible, you can also replace php with static html. A lot of times you can replace a good amount of php and still keep the benefits of the CMS. Example, your footer probably has php for blog name. The same goes for you header too. Also your main css file will never change, so you could give the full path to that in text rather than having the php call for you blog URL. A lot of times people's header menus also do not change much, you could replace that with static html too, rather than having wordpress call for categories or pages or whatever you have listed in there.

    9.) Delete the comments and white space in your php and css files too.

    There are lots of other things you can do as well like using CDN's, sprites (if you css skillare good). Depending on your level of tech, you should be able to get it to load pretty quick. This should be priority when building a website as big g has said multiple times they will be factoring page load into its algo. Not only that, but people will click the back button increasing your bounce rate if your site loads slow as hell.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Check you page load time with

    HTML:
    http://tools.pingdom.com/
    That will give yo all of the elements that are loading and how long they take to load so you can tackle each problem individually.
     
  12. bosmolskate

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    Can anyone please help me with my website bosmol [dot] com

    It is very slow and it is due to. If anyone can help I am willing to pay!
    static.fbshare.me
     
  13. flexnds

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    I though yahoo dicontinued mybloglog anyhow.. I'm pretty sure I got an email not long ago stating that. And I was forwarded to yahoo.com when i tried to go to the site. So I see no reason to have those scripts in your site.
     
  14. dantob

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    Thanks. Just removed that script line and now sites are loading as usual and not delay. I wonder if that had anything to do with these losing rankings recently with the super slow load time.
     
  15. dantob

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    Is total loading time of 3.3 seconds good for a site? That is what I got for one of my sites when I ran it at pingdom.
     
  16. flexnds

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    ya 3.3 is pretty good.