Extremely slow average page load time
Recently, I found out via Google Webmaster Tools that my photoblog is taking an extremely long time to load (average page load is up to 18 secs!). Personally, I don’t find it THAT slow but one thing I did notice is the site remains blank for a few seconds and then everything (including images) appears all at once.
My site is pretty much href tags calling in images from Flickr, which can be slow in itself. I also want to display the images large (at least 950px wide) so I understand that this could be causing the slowness, but does anyone else have any tips — or does WordPress have an official “how to speed up your site” documentations I can use to speed up my site? Is there a cache plugin that works best for GoDaddy servers?
At this point, I am being penalized for SEO for having such a low-performing site and am willing to try anything to fix it.
Thanks for your time.
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