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Whats Your Average Site Load Time?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Given, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Given

    Given Regular Member

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    So I was snooping around google analytics and saw that one of my sites has an average load time of 13 secs. It's a blog with a quite a few images and videos so I'm not sure if this is to high, so just to compare, what are some of your load times?
     
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    ravi2288 Registered Member

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    report of my site
    Page load time: 1.99s
    Total page size: 669KB
    Total number of requests: 70
     
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    13 seconds is very long, try and reupload the images into smaller res (saved for web on photoshop). Google and visitors don't like slow websites.
     
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    Are you hosting the blog yourself? Usually home-hosted blogs take longer to load because your competing with everyone else on their system that's using the free blog hosting. I know when you find a host there's usually an option to cache your site, this helps speed up your load times.

    What you can also do is, use a smaller static page that users land on, and then let them navigate through the site instead of having your blogroll load up as the "home" page.
     
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    thats too long. I used to get my site loaded in 4 seconds and it used to feel a lot to me.
     
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    I would aim for a sub 3 second load time if I were you. I think my average is 1.95s. I had a blog loading at around 9 and when I reduced it to 5 I saw over double the amount of income from it.
     
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    Try compressing the images a lot more, my main blog average is 3 sec.
     
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  9. Given

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    Alright thanks for the suggestions guys, I'm gonna look into what I can do
     
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    What is your site link? is it your hosting that is lagging or your image that's too high resolution and not compressed enough? Maybe you try to use external hosting for images and those that requires higher load time.
     
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    Amazon put out a stat saying that for every 100ms that their site took longer to load, they would lose 1% in sales.
     
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    Holy cow, 13 seconds? Yeah that's not going to work at all. If your site needs all those images, make sure to optimize them, and consider using a lazy load feature so the images load as the user actually gets close to seeing them.

    I use a static homepage that has an image slider and a couple small images toward the bottom. Loads in around 1 second.
     
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    .9 seconds 2.1 mb page around 60 http request.

    tips

    ewww image optimizer plugin
    w3 total cache
    apache tweaks - installing modules
    s3 bucket
    cloudfront

    thats it.
     
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    1.03 second
     
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    Page load time: 1.35s
    Total page size: 409KB
    Total number of requests: 30

    Checked using the site edgematch suggested.
     
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    I have no idea how to decrease it, though.

    I've recently read a ststistics report that most of the visitors leave a page if it takws more than 10 s to load, so I think 13 is too much.
     
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  18. Given

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    Interesting, while google analytics is saying 13secs, this site says:

    Page load time: 2.82s
    Total page size: 3.01MB
    Total number of requests: 79
     
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    Install WP-Smush plugin. Go to Media (on wordpress dashboard) click on "SMUSH IT"..
    This plugin compresses all images without affecting the quality of images.
    Also install Jetpack plugin and then Go to its settings, activate the "photon" feature. This loads the images with Wordpress CDN,makes images load faster than normal!
     
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  20. MarthaJos

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    there are a number of wp plugins that can help you with this, try WP total cache and your blog will be served from static cache html instead of trying to generate pages from your MySQL database everytime.

    search for some .htaccess web tips that can make your website load even more faster.
    PM me if you found yourself in doubt.
     
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