Running this Google Tool
highlights consistent page rendering delay problems that could be fixed. Could HP please fix these problems.
Your page has 3 blocking script resources and 1 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.
http:// ajax.googleapis. com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js
http:// z.hubimg. com/s/ss130626684.js
http:// z.hubimg. com/s/ms37056728.js
Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
http:// z.hubimg. com/s/hp-resp77631624.css
I ran this once and wondered about the results. I sent them to staff but never heard anything. What does it mean, and is it important?
Good tool, didn't know about it. It let me know my own sites are not doing so well in terms of speed. Not sure I'm capable of fixing, lots of solutions involving code and all that.
Slow loading time was brought up 20 months ago via the same alarming source as mentioned here. There is very little we can do individually. The problem is too many ads. You can see a not very helpful reply from Mathew in this post:
I have moved all my photos down, allowing a brief introduction at the beginning of hub per Camden815's suggestion and ensured they are large. That does not help ads above fold but may assist to some extent.
I often try to get on this site and do something else while I wait for it to load. The issue doesn't happen on other sites, so this site does have a problem. I'm sure it is hurting all of us.
I know I've waited upwards of twenty minutes for the page to finish loading after I've changed some text in my hubs. I don't have this problem on any other site, only HubPages.
Edit: this comment took eight minutes to post from the time I pressed "Save" to when it posted.
Could anyone who has photos at beginning of hub run the test and report back on the results of that test?. It would be nice to know if it affects the page loading with photos above the fold. Thanks.
I checked it out with a large photo above fold, and it apparently did not affect page loading. Does anyone else remember an issue?
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