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December 9th, 2009, 09:25 PM #1Google's Need For Speed
Reading "Your Site's Performance" on the Webmaster Central Blog. There's a lot there and in the post right before it.
They talk about the Site Performance Tool in WMT under Labs. There is a link to the Page Speed Add-On for Firefox which I tried and seems real handy. In a nutshell it looks like they are going to put pressure on us to have sites that load fast. That's not really a bad thing since it means a better user experience.
Looks like the first site that I checked could use some improvement, and I have some more studying to do.
December 9th, 2009, 09:37 PM #2
Hmm, will have to go read that now....umm not sure I wanna see results tho. Can't remember where I read it but there were several things discussed about their next ranking and page speed was one of the factors given more importance. Off to there now. Thanks for posting it
December 9th, 2009, 09:59 PM #3
umm Maybe I shouldn't have tried to do this now. Am fine but had some dental surgery done and umm under the influence of meds for few days. Uhh figured might not be too wise an idea to be editing my sites in my umm condition so only doin a lil of that (and writing down what I did so I can check it later lol ) Thought I'd be able to stay outa trouble just doin this kinda stuff and try to catch up on a few other things.
Sooo..umm Help I went there and downloaded the thingie you suggested but don't have a clue where it went. Am sounding like a real dummy now. Could you maybe give me a hint where it might be hiding itself from me??
December 9th, 2009, 10:11 PM #4they are going to put pressure on us to have sites that load fast
I'll be checking out the speed tool just to see where I really stand. Thanks for the link!I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.
December 9th, 2009, 10:13 PM #5
Purplebear look under tools and then add onsI disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.
December 9th, 2009, 10:18 PM #6
"Purplebear look under tools and then add ons"
Thank you My por lil brain did actually figure that out before your suggestion lol Kept thinkin it would appear up on the toolbar. It says you need Firebug?? to use it which I don't have evidently. Least don't see it anywhere. Is Firebug another add on and if so what does it do?
December 9th, 2009, 10:22 PM #7
Dont know about firebug, sorry. Guess I'll find out when I add on the speed thingy.
I wonder what causes those huge spikes in slowness shown in the chart on WMT?I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.
December 9th, 2009, 10:30 PM #8In a nutshell it looks like they are going to put pressure on us to have sites that load fast.
Maybe now they want to complain about affiliates having too much content on their sites...
December 9th, 2009, 11:36 PM #9It says you need Firebug??
December 10th, 2009, 12:03 AM #10
Thanks for posting this.
Guess I better be on this one too.
Will do the test probably in the morning.
That page "running page speed" is wayyy to long to read right now, midnight.
December 10th, 2009, 12:08 AM #11
After looking into this a bit more, the Page Speed add on is open-source code developed by Google.
I'm not trusting them much right now so I think I'll pass for now and just look at the pretty graphs in WMT. I really don't want Google worming their way into my Firefox.
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December 10th, 2009, 12:28 AM #12
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I think the Google Analytics code slows sites down to a crawl, I'd remove that
If your site loads within 4 seconds you're fine. http://www.google.com/search?q=sites...GGL_en___US341
As an example, I went to Purplebear's site via Google and I counted one thousand one and it was already loaded up. All mine are fine. Every one I checked is pretty instant, around a second I would imagine.
December 10th, 2009, 10:25 AM #13
I had a look at one of my sites and it tell me to:
Enable gzip compression, Compressing the following resources with gzip could reduce their transfer size by 46.1 KB
So how do I Enable gzip compression???
What they tell me that slowing down the pages are:
googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.jsMERCHANTS: Start showing your coupons directly on your site, that way your shoppers will stop leaving your site looking for them!! If not then remove your Coupon Box!!
December 10th, 2009, 10:33 AM #14
December 10th, 2009, 10:36 AM #15
If using a shared hosting environment, you will just need to make sure your host has some great load balancing in place. One of my hosts just recently changed their setup and everything loads really fast now.
Also note that widgets may significantly slow down load speed. But, Google loves widgets so go figure. Maybe they discount elements that are outside of your site's direct control? That would be nice.
December 10th, 2009, 10:37 AM #16Originally Posted by Trust
December 10th, 2009, 11:03 AM #17Originally Posted by sfcom
December 10th, 2009, 11:11 AM #18Originally Posted by superCool
My site does load slower now right since a month ago and am trying to figure whether it's the host or my plugins.
December 11th, 2009, 11:48 AM #19Originally Posted by kse
I'm not worried about Google. I have always wanted to make my pages load as fast as possible. That's just because as an internet user I want speed so I try to give it to my users.
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