Load Time Has Slowed

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  1. Arachnea profile image74
    Arachneaposted 4 years ago

    I've noticed a significant change in the speed at which HP pages are loading. It's changed noticeably since last Saturday, the 15th. I'm using Chrome (the most recent version). I'm not having this problem with any other site or page I visit. I'm also using Win7.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's fine here smile

      Chrome win 8?

    2. RachaelOhalloran profile image83
      RachaelOhalloranposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Clear cache, run a PC cleanup app and you should be ok. Remember HubPages is in California and had an earthquake at 3:30AM Saturday night/Sunday morning, so who knows is that has had any effect on the site.

      1. Arachnea profile image74
        Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you. I had done that. But, I'll wait a few days to see if anything changes. I have C-Cleaner installed.

        1. RachaelOhalloran profile image83
          RachaelOhalloranposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I thought of this after I posted, but we have a lot more traffic here on this site than we used to with all the new accounts. So that might be a factor.  Also if you have a lot of ads on a page, the page will load very very very very slowly. lol

          I use Adblock Plus to block the ads, and I think it is a much faster HubPages without the ads.

          1. Arachnea profile image74
            Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Interesting. I'd not installed AdBlock previously because it seemed to be a problem for some lensmasters when on the Squidoo pages. I may have to revisit that option. The sudden increase in traffic due to the migration of Squidoo folks is something I had thought of. I ruled it out because I figured the tekkie team here would have planned for it.

            Thanks again.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    The HubPages servers are not in San Franciso with their office.

    However, a major site redesign and content expansion is about to happen.

  3. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 4 years ago

    Hi Mathew,
    I found the following "Must Fix" warnings as shown in the attached 2 screenshots on Web Master Tools for Pagespeed insights.
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9205823_f248.jpg
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9205826_f248.jpg
    How can we make images in forums bigger so they are actually visible?

  4. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 4 years ago

    Pages appear to be loading normal.  As per the tool @Sue Adams used to show some potential issues, we've dug into these and the display ads are by far the biggest thing slowing down the site.

    We were in the middle of working on them when the Squidoo opportunity arose.  We hope to get back to it shortly.

    The page speed times without ads is now quite good after we made some changes earlier this year to the social buttons.

    1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
      Paul Edmondsonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It was pointed out that Sue pointed to a profile page.  We are focusing on tuning Hubs for performance since that is the vast majority of views.  We will take a look at profile pages a bit more down the road.

    2. Sue Adams profile image94
      Sue Adamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Paul, I appreciate you being really busy right now.

 
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