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Date: 14 Feb 2015   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Blogging and Websites    Category: Blogger Blogging Platform   

I recently measured the performance of my blog (hosted on blogger) i.e. www.mechanicalduniya.com by use of Alexa.com
The report says, my website has very long loading time. I want to decrease it with some tips that is needed for it.
Please let me know step by step information to decrease the loading time for my blog.


Check what to do to reduce loading time of website. Here are the details to make your website load faster.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    14 Feb 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 10  (Rs 10)    Voting Score: 0

Loading time for a website or a blog plays an important role in getting better ranking. Longer loading time is definitely a NO NO in SEO. Here are a few tips on reducing the load time -

Remove additional plug ins

Though the plugins are helpful in automating many things in an website, they can also place more load on the servers and as a result, page loads slower. Disable some of the unwanted plugins. Instead of using multiple plugins for different tasks, switch to a single plug in capable of multi functioning.

Use a better host

Though some of the hosts appear cheaper, they offer poor or no support. Many of them are also too chappy. Choose a host that offers better speed a day is capable of occasional hitches in a better way.

Optimise images

Don't use the images as they are. No doubt, images improve the look and readability of your blog - but they also make the page load slower. Compress the the images using the tools which are easily available. There are some plugins which load the images as the user so rolls down rather than loading all the images in the beginning itself.

Avoid using flash files

Flash files which once ruled the websites are now quite obsolete. They are too heavy on resources and increase the loading time.

Get your codes minified

Some of the HTML codes take longer to load. Use the latest codes to replace the older ones. Remove the unwanted elements from your codes.

Use a better theme

It would be better not to go for free themes. Majority of the free themes are poorly coded and can also ring with them some malicious files. Some paid themes may also be poorly coded. Go for a well designed, SEO optimised and fast loading themes.

Don't use many posts on homepage

Restrict the number of posts on the homepage under 10. Some themes give an option to limit the number of posts on your homepage.

Don't use java scripts at the top

Java scripts normally take a bit longer to load. Instead of using them at the top, add them as the footer.

Limit the number of ads

Yes, ads help us in monetizing the blog- using too many ads may turn the blog slower. Use lesser number of banners.

Speed up most viewed pages

Some pages on your blog get more more visits than the rest of them. Make them load faster by removing unnecessary ads, optimising the images and using such optimisation techniques.

Reduce server clutter

Some of the plugins you used before might have gone obsolete. You might have added some need based codes before which may not be needed now. Remove them.


Author: Aman    16 Feb 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

Waiting is always vexing everyone. And as per my opinion if your blog starts taking much time to load then it might become a reason to lose the visitors from the blog. You must have a great hosting server plan to surmount this vexing problem and apart from it their are some ways you must follow to reduce the loading time of your blog and they are mentioned below. Go through the details given below to know more.

HTML Code Optimization


Make sure that your blog doesn't have any broken links and unnecessary tags. They always slow down the loading of your blog.

Focus on Content Area


Its a fact that If your website has larger content area for the text then it takes less time to load so make sure to follow this. It will not just improve the loading time it will also improve the quality of the blog.

Optimize Images


Whenever you edit any image for your blog then while saving the image use "save as web" option. As when you optimize the images in web format, it reduces the size of image and the pages load much faster then the normal speed.

Keep Design and Interface Simple


When you give give unnecessary look to your blog rather then a simpler design then it takes much time to load so give a simple look to your website so as it can load much faster.

Use a Backslash at the end of the link


You must add a backslash at the end of your website's link as it reduces the server's website identification and location time and also it till help the server to locate the target immediately.

You must check your website daily and remove all the errors from it. The given above were the steps which can help you to reduce the loading time of your website.


Author: soujanya    20 Feb 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hello friend,

Taking more time to load your page may decrease the number of viewers or subscribers.

1. Use small images,
2. If you are using adsense, do not use more number of ads on your page,
3. Remove unnecessary plugins,
4. Check out the html links properly,
5. Reduce the number of posts on homepage,
6. Use a simple blog theme,
7. Keep only necessary pop ups.


Author: Bhakti Savla    20 Feb 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Most website optimization tips have already been suggested by experts above. I would just add 2-3 more tips that helped me improve the loading speed of my websites:

  • Make use of CSS sprite images that would involve combining all images for a page of your website into 1 sprite image. This is a great way of improving the website performance and speed.

  • Try and get your hosting plan connected using CloudFare.

  • As your website starts drawing more traffic, it is advisable to upgrade to a better hosting plan (may be VPS hosting plan instead of shared hosting plan where several websites are hosted together).



Author: Anshul Mathur    13 Apr 2015      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

First of all, learn what are the reasons behind the slow loading speed of your blog.
Here is an infographic which explains it.
Link - http://www.techyshacky.com/2015/03/what-makes-website-blog-load-faster.html


I found this article very helpful in this matter. Do check it out.
http://www.bloggertipstricks.com/reduce-blog-load-time.html

And don't take Alexa seriously, to test your blog's loading time visit this site:
tools.pingdom.com/fpt





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