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Wordpress site size

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by paperchazer, May 29, 2013.

  1. paperchazer

    paperchazer Newbie

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    happy to know there are experience people on this site.
    I am a newbie to websites and blogging....something worries me alot which is my wordpress site size, as i continue to post contents my site size continues to increase, i looked up my site and it more than 2MB now while a site like mashable is only about 1MB...just wondering if i will have to be deleting very old posts.
     
  2. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    The size should only matter if it slows down the load speeds. Also, are you looking at the size of the files on your server, the size of the WordPress database or both?
     
  3. LongBanana

    LongBanana Regular Member

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    Depending on what is taking up that size, you can optimize it. There are ways to compress your files so you are not loading as much and it can greatly increase your speed. If you give more details, we can help you out more.
     
  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    If the site speed is optimized, the overall site size shouldn't matter as long as the hosting plan isn't your concern.

    Compressing with gzip would be one idea, as would optimizing your images for scaling, etc.

    You can load your site through gtmetrix.com to see how you can optimize your loading time and as well as bandwidth. I think that would be a good point to start.
     
  5. sadshow

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    It depends on the hosting plan you have but most hosting will hold a lot of content as long is the post don't have videos or big picture galleries or something.