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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 3, 2009
10 years ago4,130 views

<<We've just launched Site Performance, an experimental feature in Webmaster Tools that shows you information about the speed of your site and suggestions for making it faster.>>

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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

My site is slow. Why? Because of Google Analytics and Google AdSense. Yeah!

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Slow? What is the avarage load time then? I use Analytics, AdSense to and webmaster tools says "On average, pages in your site take 1.7 seconds to load (updated on Nov 30, 2009). This is faster than 73% of sites."

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Give the new async Analytics script a try :-)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]JohnMu: the times reported by Google Webmaster Tools are just for the HTML to be downloaded by Google's crawler. JavaScript calls to Analytics and AdSense aren't executed.

Grega M [PersonRank 2]

10 years ago #

Very good suggestion...

Enable gzip compression
Compressing the following resources with gzip could reduce their transfer size by 13.6 KB:

   * Go to URL google-analytics.com/ga.js (13.6 KB)

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Roger, the crawl stats in Webmaster Tools are just for the downloading of the content, but the new Site Performance feature shows what users are actually seeing overall (time until the page is ready in the browser).

Grega, for these details we fetch the URLs with Googlebot, so if a server does not use gzip for Googlebot, we'll show that here. Apparently we don't serve gzipped JS-files to Googlebot. Some browsers – eg IE6 – can't handle gzipped embedded content (JS/CSS, etc) so it's good for servers to use gzip selectively.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Thanks JohnMu.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]JohnMu A webmaster tools related question. Why does Google keep showing the homepage of a website under the 'Duplicate title tags'. For example Webmaster tools says this for "/" and "/index.html".

Not always it comes up but regularly it returns.

Above 10 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

WebSonic, could it be that both URLs are getting indexed? Do you have a redirect set up for that? or perhaps use the rel=canonical? In general, while we're really good at recognizing those duplicates, it can sometimes happen that we index both versions (even if we don't show both of them to users in search results).

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Thanks for replying! No I don't have a redirect set up for that. I know that it is possible but to avoid errors, loops etc. I don't have it. When searching I don't find both pages in Google but maybe the canonical would be a solution. On the other hand, can it do any harm like this?

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

There's no problem leaving it like this, it might show an unnecessary entry in Webmaster Tools from time to time, but it's generally not going to affect your site's crawling, indexing or ranking, no worries :-)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Thanks JohnMu!

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