Recently, I noticed that the download rate slows down waiting for YahooBuzz and SezWho. A visitor comes to our blog to read and not to wait for all those less productive plugins to show up. I have removed both plugins (SezWho and Yahoo Buzz) and noticed that the download rate is much than usual. Of course, speed is another important key for a blog’s success. Nobody wants to wait 1 minute or more for a blog to show up it’s contents. I would rather close the site and go on to other sites.
If you notice your site is slow in loading, check the status message at the bottom of your Firefox browser. Anything that drags down its loading process, you must evaluate for its existence in our blog. For me, these two plugin really drags down the loading time for the whole page to appear. So, I got no choice but to remove those plugins to better support my visitors. I’m sure most of Entrecard users install SezWho and Yahoo Buzz plugin. Now, it is time to re-evaluate on both applications importance to our blog.
Load time is very important for a blog’s success. It is better to have 10 good plugins that helps your blog to load faster and give credits to your visitors rather than having 100 useless plugins that will just drag our blog’s load time way down.
Are you facing similar problems? What was your action?