How to Make Blog Load Faster

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Speed is the key. Yes, this expression is actually right, especially when we acces internet. Sometime we have limited connection speed due to unstable network. This is some tips from blogger.  The load speed of your blog is critical to attracts more visitors to your blog. If your blog takes long time to load, many visitor may leave your blog before they have the chance to read your blog content. Here are some tips and tricks that will help your blog loaded faster and attracts more visitor:

A. Article Posts

Your blog's load time can be affected by the number of posts you display on your main page. You can easily edit the number of posts displayed of the main page from Blogger Dashboard Layout Blog Post Widget. You can then select the number of posts you want to display on the main page. It's recommended displaying 10 or fewer posts on the main page.

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B. Third Party JavaScript and Links

For optimal blog load speed, its recommended using Google/Blogger widgets, JavaScipt and links. However, if you need to use third party JavaScipt and links, your blog will load much faster if you put all JavaScript at the bottom of your blog, usually right before tag. If you have third party JavaScript and links in your sidebar, put them in at the bottom of the sidebar.

C. Images and Media

The more images, videos and other multi-media you have on your blog the longer it will take to load. However, images and other multimedia are important to attracting users to your blog, so it is important to optimize the load speed of your images and media. Here are a few tips to increase the load speed of your media:
  1. Decrease the size of your images or use thumbnails that link to the full-size image. To decrease imge size, you can compress it using image compressor like tinyjpg .
  2. If you use third party images, consider uploading them to Picasa Web Albums via the Blogger post editor.
  3. If you have a large number of images to display, you can upload all your images (from a vacation or event) to Picasa Web Album link to the album in your post or sidebar.

    D. Other Suggestions

    1. Minify your CSS and Script to make your blog load faster.
    2. The most important content of your blog that catches visitor attention should load fastly.
    3. To help you identify which items are taking the longest to load you can use Pingdom Website Speed Test . To use that tool, just enter your blog URL into the text box, select server location to test and click "Start Test" button. Pingdom will then provide your blog performance result such as performance grade, page size, load time, and other performance aspect. Take note of the items that take the longest to load and modify them appropriately using above suggestions. To do page speed test, you also can use Google page speed test  and follow all post-test suggestion to improve your blog performance.

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