Why is your blog running so slow?
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||-|
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!
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