Someone told me that my blog takes forever to load. So, being somewhat concerned that this could be the case for more than just one person, I decided to read up on the topic.
I am not a savvy person when it comes to IT but Google makes it easy for people like me. So, why is a fast loading speed important?
|Why do people want to go everywhere in a hurry? |
Take it slow. Take in the sights.
Google says "The speed at which your blog loads is critical to attracting more readers to your blog. If your blog takes a long time to load, many readers may leave your blog before they have the chance to read it." This makes sense. We humans are an impatient lot. We want instant gratification!
Next, I used PageSpeed to do a health check for ASSI. Here is the link: PageSpeed.
Click on "Analyse your site online" and enter the blog's URL. Easy.
The analysis will give the blog a score. A higher score indicates little room for improvement. ASSI scored 93 out of 100. Yeah!
However, the PageSpeed Score does not measure the time it takes for a page to load. Oh...
OK, you will love this website I found that will tell you exactly how long it takes for a webpage to load. Here is the link: Stopwatch!
ASSI today took 6.8 seconds to load. That is not too bad, I feel, especially when we take into consideration that I embedded two videos today. Without the videos, the loading speed should be faster.
I think I shall suggest to the complainant to get a faster internet connection. (wink)
(I dug out this really old blog post dated 9 January 2010. I was so fresh to blogosphere then.)