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[TIP] Speed up the loading time of new twitter or other websites significantly

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HoNeYBiRD, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. HoNeYBiRD

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    How to speed up the loading time of new twitter or other websites significantly?

    Idk how's new twitter loading time on your machine, but on mine it's a pain in the ass until it's loading 100% with firefox.
    So i figured if i disable google analytics, the page loads significantly faster, i mean lightning fast even in the peak hours.

    How?

    1. You can edit your hosts file adding the following lines to it:
    HTML:
    127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
    127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
    Somehow it doesn't affect my firefox, it only works with IE for me.
    The location of the hosts file is depending on your OS:
    Code:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_%28file%29#Location_in_the_file_system
    You can edit it with notepad, just pay attention not to specify any extension when you save it!

    2. Install adblock plus addon for firefox and add a new filter:
    HTML:
    google-analytics.*
    3. Install noscript firefox addon and block google analytics.


    I guess there are some other options as well, these are the most basic ones.

    Note: If you're using google analytics (as a site owner) it's not the wisest thing to edit your hosts file to block it :), then use option 2 or 3 and disable it on specific websites only.

    Even if you don't care much about your privacy, it's still a good idea disabling analytics to speed up browsing!

    Save yourself time & bandwidth, throw your :fing02: to google and hit two birds with one stone: enjoy the real speed of your net w/o letting google to collect sensitive personal information about you!
     
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  2. The Scarlet Pimp

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    it seems like every web page is loaded with slow-loading j.scripts and bloated flash animations that take several minutes to download.

    was wondering about noscript, will have to try it. :D