Nov 1, 2009

Make your blog to load faster

The speed at which your blog loads is important to attract 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. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help your blog load faster and attract more users!

  • Your blog's load time is 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 the Settings >Formatting tab. You can then select the number of posts you want to display on the main page. Displaying 10 or fewer posts on the main page is recommended.

  • For optimal blog load speed, try to reduce number of JavaScipt and links. Use blogger widgets instead of third party scripts and widgets.However, if you need to use third party JavaScipts, your blog will load much faster if you put all JavaScript at the bottom of your blog. If you have third party JavaScript and links in your sidebar, put them in at the bottom of the sidebar.
  • 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.
  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 a Picasa Web Album and link to the album in your post or sidebar.

you can use Stopwatch to see how much time it takes to load your blog!

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