How to Speed Up Blogger

May 05, 2017



Everyone hates waiting. We are living in a busy world and we don’t have time to waste.Since most of us spend time online, it’s necessary that our websites load up quickly.

But, most of us (blogger) don't have good skills in coding and programming. So do I. Therefore, there are only some things we can do to speed up our blogger blog.

But before that, you should check your web page speed score before and after implementing these suggestions. Thus, you can know whether each suggestion is worth considering.

Here are some link that I use to test my site speed;

1. https://www.pingdom.com/
2. https://website.grader.com/
3. https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/


Here are 7 tips that I could share with you guys on how to speed up our blogger site.  

1. Compress codes

An uncompressed code may be good for your eyes because it is very well arranged and full of colors but not for the user. You can use HTML compressor to compress your HTML, Javascript, CSS, etc. Once compressed, you will know how much size you have saved and believed me, you won't understand any word of your HTML unless you are a programmer.

Unfortunately, I can't find the right site that can compress my HTML better and I don't prefer this step. All sites that I have been just giving me disappointments but you can still read about this on https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/MinifyResources

2. Limit number of posts on homepage

Changing the number post on blogger homepage can have a significant effect on the site’s load time. For my blog, I only put 2 posts per page instead of 4 posts. This could be the best step for a blogger that love to use images in their posts like me. You can go to the Layout tab and click the edit button next to “Blog Posts” section. You will see an option to change the number of posts there.

3. Use line breaks 

Use line break even if you are using auto read more. The line break feature on blogger posts ensures that only the content before the line break gets loaded. Thus, a post summary can be displayed on the home page. While auto read more function loads the entire post and then displays its post summary which doesn’t help you reduce page load time. Therefore always add a line break. 

4. Remove background images

Background images but they take up a ton of bandwidth. Try changing the background images of your site, widgets, etc. to solid colors or to repeating patterns. This can reduce the loading time.

5. Compress images

Other that background images, images in our posts also take up a lot of bandwidth to load. Therefore, it’s important to compress your images before uploading them to your site. I personally prefer photoshop to compress any images to significantly reduced sizes.

Here aI give you 2 links to reduce the image size that I always use before:

1.  https://tinypng.com/
2.  http://compressjpeg.com/

6. Minimize the number of widgets on the home page

You should make sure that only the most important widgets stay because some widgets take up a lot of bandwidth to load. Some widgets may be locked and can’t be deleted, learn how to delete the locked blogger widgets. There is a lot tutorial on youtube on how to unlock widget in out layout. This number of widget also associated with our HTML length that will make it longer and longer. This is not good. Our page will take a longer time to load too.

7. Avoid too many ads

Too many ads could slow down your site, therefore, reduce the number of ads on each page. Because when you put too much link in your blog, there will also load the link/URL that has been embedded with the ads. Thus, our readers will also indirectly load the link when they visiting our site. This is not good.

NOTE: Blogger has a size limit of 1 Mb on the homepage. Try your best to not exceed that limit :) 

I also had encountered this problem last week. A lot of my readers complained about my page loading. It was too slow that make the readers feel bored and stop reading on my blog. I hope that this benefits you. 

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30 comments

  1. yg no 7 tu mmg setuju. tringat dulu ms memula blogger. bla bw susah nak loading adehhh finally sy tggl kn je

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    1. HAhaha.. betulah tu.. Amer pon stop gak apa2 iklan kat blog nih. Kecuali iklan Amerzing je ..

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  2. agreed on no 7 too..but a patient reader like me would lost patience too when come to slow loading hehe

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    1. Hahaha kalau jenis penyabar, alhamdulillah.. tapi kalau Amer.. bye bye jelah hahaha

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  3. hopefully my blog doesn't took a long time to load...
    rasanya kalau dah lama sangat tu, bukan masalah blog kot...masalah line ciput...hahahahhaha
    ^_^!

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    1. Your blog is okay.. Cuma minggu lepas ada beberapa orang komen kata blog Amer lambat.. sbb tu try hard nak lajukan haha

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    2. So far blog amer sangatlah okay. Xde masalah walau guna data sendiri.
      Kipidap bro!

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  4. Compress images penting kan. Siqah baru tahu juga kewujudan website compress images tu. Hihi.

    Blog Siqah cepat loading tak? 😊 Blog Amer cepat je loading sekarang. Dulu pun bagi siqah okay je loading. Takde lembap sangat sampai boleh Siqah klik x. Hii

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    1. Compress gambar step paling mudah... Senang.. Amer pon baru tahu baru2 nih je

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  5. agreed!
    thankssss for the tips :)
    harap blog BV cepat loading, walaupun kekadang rasa lambat je XD

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    1. Welcome. blog BV okay lah.. laju je.. template pon lawa :3

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  6. missobsesi.blogspot.my laju ke lembab? Hahaha, tak tau nak kurang kat mana lagi dah. Kalau optimize gambar mai selalu guna website http://optimizilla.com/.

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    1. Blog Mayyjie tak lambat pon.. laju je.. Amer slalu jugak compare kelajuan dengan blog Mayy hahaha.. Dulu slalu kalah.. T^T

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  7. Wow.. Nice tipss.. Boleh cuba nanti πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Thanks Amer for the tips

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  8. Saya lebih suka menggunakan googlespeeds.
    Membaca artikel ini terasa tersendir, blog saya terasa berat sekali, Sebenarnya sudah otak-atik, pilah-pilih widget yang dirasa perlu.
    Faktor beratnya karena image yang berlebihan. Tapi ada rasa sayang untuk menghapusnya atau enggan untuk mengompress.

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    1. Bagi saya, compress image paling penting dan paling mudah dilakukan. :)

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  9. Whooaa even belajar programming pun takda pulak tips macam ni. hahahhaha. thanks for the tips. btw, blog jieha loading okay tak? hahahaa. terima kasih =D

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    1. Hahaha amer pon blajar IT tpi kalau nk bagi tips guna coding macam tak sesuai, so amer bg tips yang semua orang boleh guna :)

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  10. Okay, reading this made me wonder, my blog laju ke lambat? hahaha

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  11. This post really helps. Sebelum ni laptop miming lag and bila nak tengok satu post pun makan masa dia nak load. And dua tiga hari lepas baru beli laptop baru and benda pertama yang saya check is my blog loading speed. Alhamdulillah for me tak lembab but idk about you guys kalau buck my blog berat or not. Because I downloaded the imageoptim app until reduce size tape gambar still in good quality. Take try lagi but maybe soon :)

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    1. Haah... kes lag setiap post tu ynag buat readers bosan then pergi ke site lain. Cara paling senang compress gmbr lah. Okk.. all the best :)

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  12. Setuju semua orang tidak suka menunggu lama sesangat kalau sikit-sikit tu ok lagi.
    Mrs. A pun nak test jugaklah guna website yang Amer share tu

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    1. Boleh je Mrs. A.. amer tiap hari test speed sbb nak jaga hati pembaca hahah

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  13. Nice tips Amer . Dlu masyaallah nadia punya blog mmg lembab gila sampai nadia boleh tahu yang viewers or readers mesti tekan tanda X sbb mmg slow . Dari no viewers nadia pun nadia dah tahu sbb utama org tak dtg sbb lembab.

    Then since tahu psl compressjpeg tue any pictures nak share nadia compress gmbr . Baru skrang blog Nadia dah ok loading.

    Amer visit blog nadia rasa lembab ke ok ke cepat ? Hihi

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    1. Betul... saya pun dah mula amalkan compress image sejak2 tahu nih.. Btw, blog nadia laju je :)

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  14. Thanks Amer...
    Learn new things from this Amerzing blog!
    Cheers.

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