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#1 T.N

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:16 PM

Dears,

I would like to inquire about 2 issues:

First,

will long <head> tags harm SEO ??

Second,

I want to know a trusted website or plugin to test a website loading speed. & either there is an acceptable average for the loading time not to exceed or not.

Thanks.

#2 chrishirst

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:20 AM

Nope and what is a "long head tag" by the way??

There are a few depending on what browser you use.


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either there is an acceptable average for the loading time not to exceed or not.
Depends on whether you are talking about "load" time, which is how long the server takes to deliver the data stream to the user agent or "render" time, which is how long it takes for the page to be fully visible in the client browser

#3 T.N

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:59 AM

QUOTE(chrishirst @ Oct 27 2011, 01:20 PM) View Post
Nope and what is a "long head tag" by the way??

There are a few depending on what browser you use.
Depends on whether you are talking about "load" time, which is how long the server takes to deliver the data stream to the user agent or "render" time, which is how long it takes for the page to be fully visible in the client browser


Thanks chrishirst for reply.

I was looking at the HTML coding of some websites & i noticed that it contains some long codes between the <head> </head> tags "more than 20 lines!". I don't know exactly what it is used for but it was "striking". most of them are javascript code & I think it is for visualization.

and for the loading time, could you plz tell me the 2 cases? What is important to me is what affects on the SEO. Do both affect SEO? Or just one of them?


For your information; I tried the following tools: pingdom.com, webpagetest.org, iwebtool.com to test the speed of the website. Each of them gave me a different loading time to the website. the value varied between 2 seconds to 7 seconds!!

Please help.

Thanks too much.

Edited by T.N, 28 October 2011 - 07:08 AM.


#4 Jill

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:53 AM

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I was looking at the HTML coding of some websites & i noticed that it contains some long codes between the <head> </head> tags "more than 20 lines!". I don't know exactly what it is used for but it was "striking". most of them are javascript code & I think it is for visualization.


That shouldn't be a problem.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:32 AM

Render time is important for users, if your documents take too long to have visible content users are likely to leave. Seven to twelve seconds is the time that is usually bandied about. This does NOT mean the page has to be fully loaded in that time, but there should be at least some readable text, usable links or maybe an image of the product.




#6 T.N

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE(chrishirst @ Oct 28 2011, 05:32 PM) View Post
Render time is important for users, if your documents take too long to have visible content users are likely to leave. Seven to twelve seconds is the time that is usually bandied about. This does NOT mean the page has to be fully loaded in that time, but there should be at least some readable text, usable links or maybe an image of the product.


Thanks Jill & chrishirst..

could you provide me with a reliable tool to measure the website speed "Render"? coz as I mentioned the tools I try give different values.

Thanks.

#7 madams

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:18 AM

Google Webmaster Tools gives you the page load speed.

Once setup it can be found under...

Labs...
Site Performance

Not sure if you use this T.N. but its worth doing as there is a lot of useful info there, and its free!

#8 T.N

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE(madams @ Oct 28 2011, 06:18 PM) View Post
Google Webmaster Tools gives you the page load speed.

Once setup it can be found under...

Labs...
Site Performance

Not sure if you use this T.N. but its worth doing as there is a lot of useful info there, and its free!


Sure I use it. But I need to know it for competitors. so, I need other tools.

Thanks

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:23 AM

Hi T.N.

Have you tried either Sitereportcard or Web CEO (both .com)?

Hope this helps.




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