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  • Yeah, that is slow.

    In fact, your site has trouble enough that is unable to process the page sometimes.

    Those 404 errors hurt you but should be easy to fix.

    Your biggest single problem is the ‘first byte’ time– over 9 seconds. This one is hard. It indicates backend processing time, which would include PHP processing, database queries, and whatever Apache has to do to load the page, such as process your .htaccess file.

    Secondly, I can’t imaging why “Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox” needs a css file that takes 5.5 seconds to download.

    Ok, reran the test with much different results.

    And again:

    Subsequent tests show your problem to be the large number of images you are loading, mostly from FaceBook by the look of it.

    Fix the 404 and kill that popup on page load and you should be fine. But watch your load time, the server may be choking more frequently that you want.

    I know these popup things are becoming popular, but back in the early days of the web, forced popup windows very similar to these were very popular and the backlash against them nearly killed Javascript. I do like those ‘thickbox’ like windows in some circumstances, but not when they interrupt what I am trying to do, and when you force me to wait for that thing then click out of it, it is disruptive. Frankly, if a page throws up a window like that, I don’t go back to the site.

    Thank you for such detailed reply, I wish to try the methods mentioned by you. Certain things like Facebook pop etc can be fixed immediately, for the 404 I would assume I have to look into my webmasters at google and fix them or if there is an easy way please do tell me.

    They should be easy to fix. Look at the URL of those images and compare that URL to where the images actually are on the server. Then adjust whatever code is inserting the image so that the URLs are correct. Or, if the URLs are correct, check the file permissions on the images. They should be readable by the server– something like 644. Those images all look to be part of Fancybox so that should give you a start.

    Thank webpage is now loading under 5 seconds thank you so much.. I will tweak other problems also..

    I have a website. based on wordpress platform. It seems slow to me and hence I enabled wp-super cache on it. The website seems to have improvement now but when I share link of any page of my site on facebook, the thumbnail do not show up. Can you help what can be done so that thumbnails will be shown as well? (Note: When I disable caching thumbnails Work normally. ) Also what else can be done to speed up the site?

    Thanks in Advance.

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