Monday, June 1, 2009

How Fast Does Your Blog Load?

I came across a post from Susie from Yankee Lane Primitives on how long it takes for your blog to load. I did mine and it was around 8 seconds. Sometimes I can't believe how long it takes some blogs to load. These people might be losing viewers who don't want to wait for the whole thing to load. So check out your blog here at Stopwatch

Some things that Google recommends you look at for a faster loading page: The number or size of your pictures. The number of posts showing on one pageWidgets and other java scripts. I know a few weeks ago I took the music off my blog and noticed a big difference on how fast it loads. I think I need to cut down on the number of posts per page too.


Sue said...

Oh, that's interesting. Thanks for sharing that with us. I think maybe I could take the music off of my page too and work on some things:/

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi there! You're right about people not wanting to wait around for certain blogs to load. There are a few of them out there that I have to think twice about visiting because they bog down my system so much! The music player thing alot of them have is the worst! Then alot just have waaaaay too many posts on one page. Your's seems fine to me! Janet

rockriverstitches said...

Janet, Thanks for letting me know that my blog loads ok. I have often wondered about that. There are a few blogs I like to visit too that take forever to load. Sometimes after they have loaded, I have to completely close out that window and start all over again because my computer starts running really slow.



Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

Because of my remote location I have the slow dial up internet. If I go to a blogsite with a music player I end up quitting out of it because the music slows my computer way down. The song plays in spurts with pauses inbetween. The sites that have the movie slides are the same, it take so long my browser gives up and the entire page never does load. They are very nice features to have on your page tho for those who can download pages quickly. I usually go do something while the pages are loading then come back to check things out cause if I sat here waiting and waiting, I would be wearing cobwebs! Deb:)