22 Jun 12 1:53 am
Optimizing Affilotheme load speed to avoid Google Penalty??
I been testing a fresh install of wordpress; to evaluate the page load speed of my website before I add content, themes, plugins etc... I use pingdom tools to test page load speed.http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
Right now as expected my stock wordpress site loads very quick (in less than 2 seconds) and scores very high on all the page speed test I have done. With speeds under 2 seconds there is definitely no reason to fear a Google slow page load penalty!
But as soon as I activate Affilotheme / Super Massive and check again with pingdom tools, my site goes from loading in 1-2 seconds to around 5 seconds. I haven't even added content to it yet, so it might even go up a bit more :(
I'm on Bluehost, but I don't think host gator will be any faster and I don't see how any shared hosting
can be much faster either????
I love all the features Allilotheme has to offer, but I'm trying to build all my sites free of Google penalties, so I can get all the traffic possible.
I think a thread is in order to try to help everyone get their Affilotheme to load in under 4 seconds max.
Also some clarification about the max speed in which our pages should load, as I recall a thread where either Matt Cutts or someone on his blog mentioned over 2 seconds was in penalty territory????
Is a worpdress super cache plugin really the answer?
If so which one works best with affilotheme?
I have attached an article that talks about server side Mod_Page speed and how we can speed things up 50%, which would really help and if these cache plugins don't do it for me, so I'll be looking into this as well.http://fivesparrows.com/blog/2010/11/12 ... d-penalty/
I suggest everyone test their site with pingdom tools to see if their Affilotheme sites are taking longer than 4 seconds to load and please report back here.
I will be running some test and let you guys know what I come up with.
Any other ideas of feedback on how to speed things up?