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Website is slow - Written down the stats

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MrGr33n, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    I'm getting good traffic on my website but it is really slow which is p*ssing me off. These are the details. I would post screens from the tests but I haven't got enough posts.

    I am with a reputable web hosting service (shared)
    Using wordpress with w3 total cache
    Cloudflare.

    I ran a test on pingdom and the load time is consistently between 6-10 seconds and my page size is 2.21mb.
    Size per Content Type

    Image 1.4 MB
    HTML 223.4 kB
    Other 156.2 kB
    Script 124.6 kB
    CSS 45.2 kB
    Gt metrix tells me the same thing and the priorities are remove query strings and specify image dimensions.

    I have read that my page size is far too big. All I have on there is posts and affiliate links. I think my problem is the images. I always link them via url in the posts. Is this how you guys do it? Should I be doing it differently? Any help would be appreciated as I have spent all day researching for an answer. Thanks.
     
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  2. Repulsor

    Repulsor Power Member

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    If you hotlink them and those sites take a while to load, tht would affect your total page load time.

    Try compressing the images or use images in the correct dimensions instead of dimensioning by html in the template if you know what I mean.
     
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  3. CeceXXZ

    CeceXXZ Junior Member

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    I'd suggest:

    1. Reducing the amount of images on the page
    2. Uploading them on your website
    3. Compressing them with Wp-Smush (a free WP plugin)
     
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  4. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    I hotlinked to imgur mostly. Do I compress them and adjust dimensions and then upload them to wp myself?



    My posts are like articles so there is always a post below the headline. Ah so I should upload them myself to wp. Is there a way I can somehow change the url linked images to uploads without having to do it manually?
     
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  5. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    So when you guys set up websites quickly with copy pasted content you always upload the images yourself?
     
  6. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    You could also try EWWWW Image Optimizer
     
  7. SinfulPromotions

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    I second the image optimizer... I was able to increase my speed on my website for my offline business dramatically...

    It might help to clear your cache on your website as well!

    These are the plugins I use, and I hope they help you out.
    -- EWWW Image Optimizer
    -- W3 Total Cache