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January 16, 2015

Is your blog fast enough?

Happy Friday everyone,
As you can guess, today I'm going to talk about a blogs' loading time,which is a very important part of effective blogging.
Source  __ Pinterest
  The other day, I visited some blog that was so slow, that it took about 10 seconds to open. That made me think about my blog's loading time. I started collecting some information about how to check my blog's loading time and fix whatever I could fix to make it faster.

 Let's agree, that nobody loves to visit a blog that takes more than 5 seconds to load, that really tests blog visitors' nerves. I'm afraid, not many of us will be patient enough to wait until visited blog will finally appear on the screen.  Believe it or not, loading time can even affect your blog's ranking, in search results.
 So, in order to ensure that your blog's loading time is fast enough to keep you visitors happy, you should try to do few things:

1.  Make sure, your blogposts are not heavy in photos. Usually,  too many, high-resolution photos
     make pages too large that affect their loading time.
     Having the photos on whole pages also makes blog  slower.

2.  Reduce Java scripts/ plug-ins on your blog. There are so many different kind of interesting
     plugins out there that you may want to try more plug-ins to improve your blog or you are just  
     curious (like me) to check them out. But , it's better, if you use only a few basic plug-ins.
   
      I used to have Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+  plug-ins on the blog that obviously was not
     helping blog's loading time, so I replaced them with social media icons.
     Now, you may not be able to see my tweets or Pinterest boards, directly on my blog, but you can
     definitely see them by clicking on each of my social media icons, on the left sidebar of this blog.
   
      Another plugin I always wanted to have is the one, that shows your blog's visitors path in real
      time but than I realized that it would just make my blog little slower so I never used it.

3.  Reduce redirects:This is something I'm trying to take in consideration, but I still use one ("read
     more")  redirect in each post.

    I know, right now, while reading this post, you are wondering if your blog is fast enough. Well, I,
    personally use "Google Insights" , time to time,  to check out my blog's loading time.
    The best thing  about it is that you can fix your blog's loading  problems not only on desktop
    version but on mobile version too.

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights

What else would you add to these  tips? Have you checked your blog's loading time? Tell me about your experience about it, in the comments below.


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64 comments

  1. This is so great, we totally agree. We try not to post too many photos and stuff because waiting for things to load is annoying.

    We nomed you for an award:
    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/2015/01/the-versatile-blogger-award.html
    PS, it is ok if you don't wanna do it :)

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    1. You are doing right thing that you're trying to avoid to many photos. xx

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  2. Great post Nina :) I think photo size is one of the most important things when it comes to blog loading speeds!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  3. Great tips! Happy Friday

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  4. Good tips, some of them are quite useful ;)

    http://butterfly9999.blogspot.ro/

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  5. I agree to overload takes forever to come up I also notice wordpress is very slow to open in bloglovin insane the time frame in waiting. Thank for this detail information. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you sweetie, you too, have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Very interesting, I've never considered this stuff! I think mine is quite ok.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice dear
    www.dimplekhadi.blogspot.com

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  8. I think mine might be a little bit slow. Don't really know how to reduce photo's sizes :)
    www.daisyperson.blogspot.com

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    1. You can go to any online photo editing site, upload your photos, change the sizes and save on your computer.
      Try this site: www.picmonkey.com
      on this site, choose "Edit" on the top menu and upload the photo . After your photo is on the site, you can see the menu on the left sidebar of the site. Choose "resize" . I hope, this will be helpful for you.

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  9. Thanks for the tips! I just ran a report that said my pages were loading slow. I will try out these tips.

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  10. I use "read more" tabs on my Blog because it helps to keep a track of what posts are more popular as before people could view the whole of my Blog without clicking on it therefore my stats were all wrong. Does that make sense? lol

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  11. Amazing tips! Love your (super fast) blog! :)

    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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    1. Thank you Chelsea, I don't really have 100 % fast blog, but I'm trying to improve it.

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  12. These are great tips!! I think my blog is running pretty quickly right now, but it's good to check that out often! :)

    lovejoanna.com

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  13. Great tips as always, Nina! I have encountered some blogs that took forever to load too and in the end I just give up on it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. That's what happens, when a blog runs slow, Shireen. And your reaction is absolutely normal.

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  14. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!!
    Would you like to visit my blog? Also If you would like to follow eachother notify me on my blog :)
    www.senkasfashion.com
    Lots of love,
    Senka

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  15. Wuaoooo I love your blog I hope you will like mine 

    http://instagram.com/ladyfur?ref=badge

    http://www.welovefur.com

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  16. These are such great tips, I'm definitely going to go and check my blogs loading time now!!

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

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  17. Totally agree, thanks for your tips!!!
    Keep smiling!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    My Facebook

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  18. Great post, Nina. Will check mine and see. :)
    Lovely weekend!!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This was a very helpful post!
    Thank you for sharing :)

    Salha | Abuhayar

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  20. Great post,love it, helpful tips! :D ^^

    http://girlinfashionland.blogspot.com/

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  21. I checked mine! My blog is about to go through a redesign, so I will definitely let the lady know when she begins working on it.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  22. Great advice, thanks!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  23. I love this post. I used to have a problem with this before so I compressed the size of me photos and uploaded it on external image hosting site. My site still takes a few seconds to load and I think it's because of my hosting provider. I might change to another hosting provider this year.

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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  24. great tips
    would you follow eachother ?
    http://unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it/

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  25. Nice photos :)
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin ?
    Just let me know :)
    www.blog017.blogspot.com
    Love from Poland ♥

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  26. This is great advice! I hate it when there are loads of the same photos that take ages to load in a post. You really don't need more than 5 photos of the same outfit :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  27. Really great tips!
    Thanks for sharing :-)
    Have a nice weekend,
    xo from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo
    http://www.trenchcollection.com/

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  28. Blogs which load too slowly are a big put off for me! ^ ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  29. Good tips! kisses! Have a great weekend!!!

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  30. Gee thanks! I need to know this.

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  31. I also don't use too much photos, dear :)

    http://lavinajampit.blogspot.com/

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  32. This is helpful, thank you!

    xx

    vanityflows.blogspot.com

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  33. This is a great post and very helpful.
    I need to check on this right away
    Kisses

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  34. Great post!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  35. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! Great blogging tips! Thanks for sharing :)

    Jasmin xx

    http://www.whatdefinesus.com

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  36. Thanks for sharing this tips with us dear!
    Have a nice day! :)

    Lucia Gallego Blog
    Lucia Gallego Blog Facebook

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  37. You Inspire me! thanks for the tips!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  38. Great tips, really helpful :)

    www.paseandoamissreichel.com

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  39. Thank you so much for these tips, I go to check the loading time of my blog!

    My last post: Matter of lines

    Shopping Girls

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  40. Love these tips! thank you. I try to downsize my images if I post 'em in one blog, just to make sure they load faster, so far so good I think :)

    xo naomi
    www.naomiinwonderland.com

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  41. Have an amazing start of week! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  42. Great post! Since nowadays everything is based online, we have to be sure to adapt to consumer needs, and what better way to improve through speed and efficiency!

    www.avogueintention.com

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