Reduce the Page load time and Check the Speed of your Blog


In the last post, we have seen how to speed up the web using some google tools but certain basic things which should be known by every blogger before using those tools. If your website loads slow there is a very large chance that most visitors may not even see the whole first page. In the current business world, where we need to do more with less time and resources, people just don’t have the luxury of waiting around and can be sometimes annoying to the people using low bandwidth Internet connection like Dial Up users resulting in reduction in visitors So here I am going to tell you that how you can make your page load fast.

So here are few tips to reduce your website or blog page load time :

1. Reduce the number of graphics on your Blogs/Website. Generally the purpose of a webpage is to provide information. If an image doesn’t improve the information or message then avoid using it. Studies have shown that one third of users will leave a website that doesn’t load in 10 seconds or less. Donot use BMP images, because they are 10 times bigger than JPG images.

2. If your website doesn’t need Flash and Multimedia then don’t use it. If the use of flash or multimedia doesn’t greatly enhance the purpose of your website then don’t use it.

3. Remove Unwanted Sounds and Videos : I have seen many blogs putting their favourite songs that play in background.I do not understand what is the use of it ? It only creates a negative impact on the user ,nothing else.How ?? Your web page will take double time to load. So if you have any background songs in your blog,just remove it and then see the difference in the load time.Same is the case with the videos also.Instead of putting up the whole video just give the link.

4. Design using multiple tables rather than one. When you design a page based on one table then the whole page can’t load until the table loads. If you design the page with a header table, body table and footer table then each table will display in the browser as it loads.

5. Always use a simple and neat looking template. When you have a simple clean design the WebPage will load much faster. Nice simple html navigation will load faster than javascript or flash. Use text instead of graphics when possible, text loads fast.

6. Try to keep the amount of information on each page under 2 or 3 screens of information. If your WebPage is getting longer than 2 pages of scrolling you may want to consider breaking the page up into multiple pages. Then rather than one slower loading pages you have 2 quick loading pages.

7. Less Use Of Javascripts And External Scripts: Minimize the use of javascripts and external scripts.When you open any web page it first reads the source code ,complex javascripts take much time to load.So always avoid it.

8. Move all HTML code present inside < style > tags to an external CSS file. Styles embedded in webpages make them bulky while the CSS file is downloaded just once on the client computer.

9. Just say no to Blog Chats, Google Gadgets, Weather forecast widgets, etc. They don’t add value to your site and increase the page loading time.

10. Manually clean up your HTML – if you have done the blog template inside Macromedia Dreamweaver or Microsoft Frontpage, they would have add some extra HTML tags and other information which you probably don’t need in the finished version. Open the template in Notepad and delete the additional commentary mercilessly.

So follow these simple tips and test your website loading time free of cost on the web. Website Speed Test is a free online utility tool by Iwebtools. check the speed of our blog’s loading time.

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  1. mukesh says:

    i read this article and checked the links listed. It is nice.But i normally use the website where we can chk the speed test, ip address lookkup etc., from the same website.

  2. srivathsan GK says:

    @mukesh – yeah you can check too :-) welcome to steal-ideas blog :)

  3. Honey Singh says:

    The best way to optimize the http requests are:
    1.Use CSS sprites instead of separate images
    2.Use formatted CSS and java-script instead of lengthy file have use-less gaps.
    3.Use less no of CSS and JS (as per required)
    for example on wordpress their are various useless scripts and css called due to several plugins. You can avoid all this by removing the php wp_head(); from header.
    4.Avoid use of iframes
    5.Avoid flash files on the home / landing pages.

  4. multimedia software development says:

    @Honey Singh: Using CSS Sprites is a good way to reduce http request and improve page load time.

    Thanks Srivathsan GK. You have gave good points to reduce page load time. Also add this. Create div based website instead of using table. If using try to use less tables. It will also help to reduce page load time and help search engines to crawl your site fast.

  5. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Honey Singh and @multimedia software development – thanks for the TIPS :)

  6. internet marketing services says:

    thanks a lot for the great tips. these are very helpful. really great stuff. :)

  7. umashankar says:

    awe some thesis theme! ….
    .-= umashankar´s last blog ..Gmail added a new feature for detecting suspicious account activity =-.

  8. Mujahid says:

    hey thanks for the information it’s really help full.


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