So after the post on Friday, I decided to do a little research on the load times of some of the popular blogs out there. I even decided to compare results from one of my past posts about speed called “Are you fast enough?” and here are the results below.

I used the iWebTool software and I had to test some of them a few times just because the times for some were unusually high. The problem is that iWebTool now limits how many times you can use the tool but ofcourse, I waited and tried again. Well, for starters, lets take a look at the results from the research from this time along with a column that compares time from the last post from over a year ago.

#  Domain name  Size  Load Time  Previous Time % Change
1 stephenfung.net 34.79 KB 0.29 seconds 1.17 seconds 403.45%
2 ryanshamus.com 108.75 KB 0.67 seconds 0.74 seconds 110.45%
3 ianfernando.com 48.18 KB 0.68 seconds 1.12 seconds 164.71%
4 johnchow.com 48.71 KB 0.78 seconds 4.6 seconds 589.74%
5 marketleveragetv.com 11.02 KB 0.87 seconds no previous data -
6 slyvisions.com 66.64 KB 0.92 seconds no previous data -
7 balkhis.com 46.96 KB 0.95 seconds 1.24 seconds 130.53%
8 tylercruz.com 56.9 KB 0.96 seconds 1.6 seconds 166.67%
9 freddietaylor.com 60.87 KB 1 seconds no previous data -
10 dailyblogtips.com 24.45 KB 1.02 seconds 0.59 seconds 172.88%
11 imwithjoe.com 30.85 KB 1.05 seconds no previous data -
12 zacjohnson.com 76.71 KB 1.05 seconds 0.46 seconds 228.26%
13 thenetfool.com 71.61 KB 1.15 seconds 0.76 seconds 151.32%
14 jonathanvolk.com 65.34 KB 1.19 seconds 1.54 seconds 129.41%
15 betshopboy.net 39.43 KB 1.4 seconds 1.15 seconds 121.74%
16 dereksemmler.com 78.72 KB 1.48 seconds 1.25 seconds 118.40%
17 ninetynineways.net 59.89 KB 1.52 seconds no previous data -
18 enkayblog.com 44.09 KB 1.54 seconds 1.05 seconds 146.67%
19 melvinblog.com 50.29 KB 1.63 seconds no previous data -
20 standoutblogger.com 41.37 KB 1.66 seconds 0.84 seconds 197.62%
21 franklinbishop.com 25.55 KB 1.97 seconds no previous data -
22 theuniversitykid.com 92.4 KB 2.03 seconds 0.6 seconds 338.33%
23 datmoney.com 42.45 KB 2.05 seconds 1.63 seconds 125.77%
24 msdanielle.com 68.05 KB 2.12 seconds 1.25 seconds 169.60%
25 webtrafficroi.com 105.66 KB 4.33 seconds no previous data -

 

The Conclusion
As you can see, I didn’t have the information for quite a few of the blogs but for the most part, it seems that most of us have seen a decline in change. What that means is that over a year ago, our blogs would load faster than they do today. I am one of those who saw this decline whereas several others, the best of whom, is JohnChow who improved the performance by over 500%. StephenFung was not far behind with a little bit over 400% in improving his load time.

Out of the performers that did worse than last time were TheUniversityKid and ZacJohnson. This could possibly be a result of different advertisements, maybe an increase in ads or even a new design that is more graphic heavy. It could also be an issue with the servers at the time. In the previous post I mentioned several ways to improve upon a slower running blog and I hope to do the same for my blog and hope to document that for others as well.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. How do you compare to the rest of us? The tool can be accessed at iWebTool by clicking here. Have a great Monday and a great start to the week everyone! Stay tuned for my next post!