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Slow Loading Websites

I got a problem with my website. I was having some problems with SEO and did some analyses with Google, Woorank and hired an SEO company. I had two major problems.

 

1) the website didn't have a declared language. I am able to take care of that, but you would think that with a website builder, that should have a built in 1 click option for that.

 

2) This is the big one, the opne that will likely cause me to abandon Weebly. My website is loading to slowly. I have a business plan, so I am a paying customer, and my website is loading slowly, to the point that not pnly is it affecting my SEO rank, but even my google adowrds is penalizing me with a bad "landing page experience"

 

There are a few things that can be causing this, some of it, is the way that the themes were built. The other problem is that it is likely that Weebly is overloading their servers.

 

With a woprdpress theme, there are programs you can run to optimize the speed. With Weebly those tools aren't available, and some of the code can even be modified (that is what my wife tells me, she is a computer programmer).

 

This wasn't always a problem, I ran a test on my site abouyt a year ago and all was good. Since then I have upgraded to one of the newer themes, althoug I suspect that the new theme alone is nbot the culprit, and slow overloaded servers are a factor.

 

Anone else here havong this problem, and any ideas short of switching hosted providers?

28 REPLIES
Mayor

Re: Slow Loading Websites

@MidwestJoe

 

Website url?

Community Manager

Re: Slow Loading Websites

On my home wifi connection your homepage loaded in 2.33 seconds for me, @MidwestJoe. The two parts of the homepage that took the longest to load are the background image (no surprise there, although we're only talking about .3 seconds), and this image:

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That looks to be part of the McAfee app, which has other resources it's loading; all of these are loading from an external provider. This might be making it load a little slower for you if it's taking longer get download those for you.

- Adam
Community Manager
Explorer

Re: Slow Loading Websites

My problem isn't that I think customers won't have patience, it is that I am being severely penalized by google because of the slow load time. I can do without the McCafee APP. But I like the design of my website, it is pretty typical to have a full page image right now.

 

My wife is a programmer, she told me she has tools to optimize on wordpress, buut not for Weebly. If I can't reslove this, I am going to have to leave Weebly, Google rankings is extremely important for my business.

Community Manager

Re: Slow Loading Websites

I seem to recall someone else who had the McAfee app having some trouble with slowness, and removing it made a big difference. I'm sure if you remove that it'll greatly improve things for you.

- Adam
Community Manager
Explorer

Re: Slow Loading Websites

We also met same problem, our 2 website are loading slow, almost 20 secs.

 

http://www.hk-cleanmaster.com

http://winglamgarden.com

 

I think this issue is come from the custom theme, due to I tried to remove a that coding -

 

@import url(http://baamboo-update.weebly.com/files/theme/serene.css);

 

the speed is return back normal speed. but the layout have big change.

 

And also, all the custom theme supplier, those websites are all closed.

 

Please fix this issue, I think many client have same problem.

Community Manager

Re: Slow Loading Websites

I don't think @baamboostudio has closed, and I'm sure they'd be happy to help out with a theme they created.

- Adam
Community Manager
Inventor

Re: Slow Loading Websites

@kevintam  

The file http://baamboo-update.weebly.com/files/theme/serene.css is placed on Weebly server and it contains only css code so there is no reason it can slow down your site.  

 

I see you're using a statcounter custom script. 

It can't be loaded and takes a lot of time to load. 

You can try to remove it to see if the site speed is improved or not.  

 

I also ran a test and saw that all of your site content and the code of the theme needs only 6.49s to load in full but it takes 18.89s to load your full site. 

YouTube video and Google map are two of the main reasons that slow down your site speed. 

You can try to remove them to see if the site speed is improved or not.

 

 

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Explorer

Re: Slow Loading Websites

Fortunately, all issues have been fixed, and all tablet, desktop and moible able to use after posted this message.

 

Thanks for someone attented this issue, due to we checked this issue is fixed and go back to normal speed. 

 

And checked theme of baamboostudio.com and other supplier are also back to normal speed and accessable. 

 

Anyway, thanks for your comments and fixed.

 

 

Scholar

Re: Slow Loading Websites

My website also loads slowly according to Google's Pagerank.  See Nigelyn guest Cottage  The website opens quickly.  The apps load slowly or not at all. e.g. The Sharing app.