Speeding up TropicalPenpals.com blogs load time and improving Google speed rankings

Humvee with cart wheels

Every now and again I have to stop and look at what is going on in the back of TropicalPenpals as often the rules change in SEO and something that was “OK” or trending before suddenly isn’t popular and may damaging rankings. At the same time it also allows me to trade off some slower or older concepts with new ones to improve the blog. As well as find mistakes that I haven’t noticed before. TropicalPenpals has been a learning curve as its developed from originally being done on Dreamweaver to what it is now.

You should have noticed a big increase in load time as I have been running YSlow which is a plugin for Firefox (via Firebug) which helped find some of the problems which also included a huge avatar that was coming in from a plugin displaying Twitter users.

On top of the SEO stuff I have intergrated a “FREE” classifieds advertisement section that you can find on the pages bar at the top. As well as a photo gallery page option that will soon be operational that will allow users to add their photos into the galleries as well.

So all in all its a busy start to a new month but hopefully the wheels of progress will keep turning. If your wondering what the photo is about its like having the best website in the world but if you don’t sort out its wheels it won’t go anywhere…

2 comments for “Speeding up TropicalPenpals.com blogs load time and improving Google speed rankings

  1. TropicalPenpals
    July 31, 2010 at 9:04 am

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