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Site speed is a concern

  1. promisem profile image98
    promisemposted 9 months ago

    It just took 31 seconds to load my top-performing Hub despite my efforts to keep the images lean.

    An analysis of the page using GTmetrix.com shows that the page is 2.5 MB with 194 files, which is huge on both counts. Some of the individual files also are huge including base.js at 400 KB, assets.hubstatic.com at 300 KB and a half dozen more javascripts at more than 100 KB.

    I understand the need for advanced scripting to produce a highly interactive site. But at the same time Google has been very clear on site speed as a ranking factor.

    Any thoughts?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Ouch, that is a worry.

  2. Jason mackenzie profile image47
    Jason mackenzieposted 9 months ago

    Definitely a concern...however, when I checked my hubs after having read this, it did not take more than a couple of seconds to upload. It remains to be seen whether this slow uploading speed is just a one-off phenomenon or a regular feature.

    1. promisem profile image98
      promisemposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      For the record, I understand that site speed varies from one moment to the next based on how much traffic the site is getting and a person's Internet access.

      I just ran the process again. It took 14 seconds this time. But my understanding is that Google recommends 3 seconds.

  3. makingamark profile image49
    makingamarkposted 9 months ago

    If you want to check site speed, you need to do so on a browser which has not been used by you recently to access your hubs/niche sites you use and where the cache has been cleared so there is no "storage" online of the basics of that site.

    In other words you need to test site load times as if you were a person who came to the site fresh having never ever seen it before.