A site’s performance is based on the amount of time it needs to load on a person’s browser and am glad to say that I chucked of 5 seconds of load time by doing away with the most time consuming widgets on my site.
The two which I removed was Mybloglog and Technorati latest blog reactions, after I removed this my site loaded 5 seconds more faster than earlier.
Why does this happen?
Both Mybloglog and Technorati are used by a heavy number of users and their servers are unable to sustain such heavy loads and respond slowly to them. After they are not Google or Microsoft to have a array of servers to adhere to user requests.
In those circumstances I am doing away with those widgets and also with a few other tracking systems which though I rarely use but make my site load slower, I would rather go with a single traffic tracking program and chuck off the rest.
The rest assured I will make the site load under 10 seconds with the optimizations.