Blogun load-times-very useful tool to see how long it takes to load your site Inspection Resources is Google Chrome. When you open your site in Chrome click and choose “Inspect Element”.
This will open the information window and you can select the tab “Resources” to see how long it takes to load your site and more. Now you will have an accurate picture of all the things that are loading on your site – do not be surprised, be much more than you thought.
Of course, the load times can vary greatly during periods of high traffic and low, check for both periods and get an idea of how long it takes the burden of your blog on average.
These are the main reasons why a blog can be slow:
The HTML document is too large
If the document takes too long to load, there may be several reasons. Two of the most important, you can check are:
1. Quantity of content: If the page being inspected have much content this will clearly have a high load time. Especially the rate of blogs can be very heavy at times. Check how many articles are showing previews, make sure not too many.
2. Your server: If you have a shared hosting plan could also be the case that you are sharing the server with a lot of people and, in times of high traffic your blog shows that it takes longer to load. Ask your hosting company how many people are on the same server and if it is full, you may want to consider switching to a dedicated server.
Surely you surprised how many CSS files are loaded. Because not only includes your main file but also all the associated style files with your plugins. So imagine how is loaded and it compresses all the CSS files that are used. Do not forget to make a backup of uncompressed and then editing.
Depending on the amount of plugins on your page and other snippets you own, you also surprised the amount of scripts that are loaded (eg Google Adsense, AddThis, BuyAndSellAds, Blog Directories, etc.)..
Remove all unnecessary inclusions of scripts.
No images available
Many times we remove images that we reference in the CSS, but the browser will try to load these images by increasing the loading time of the site. So, look if you do not have images “dead” on the page and remove the code needed to improve loading speed of the site.
After each compression, removal or arrangement to do, check Chrome again how long it takes to load the page.
How quickly upload your site before implementing these tips? What now?