Advertlets – Slowing Down Your Blogs~
Adverlets is one of the Asia’s first blog advertising network that is based in Malaysia. Do you put their ads in your blogs? If you do, you might notice that it takes up quite a lot of time to load up if you are using slow internet connection.
Every time the ads loads up, your browser needs to download some data from the Advertlets’ server. Crynobone asked me to check my site with Firebug Firefox extension to check on the load time. Both of us were surprised of the ads data load amount!
I hope this problem will be solved soon, or else Malaysian blogs will be loading slower and slower! 👿 What’s your opinion on this? 😉 By the way, please fill in my Advertlets poll… I need a few more to get my status verified I think. 😆
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Thats soo true! I just noticed that recently when I added more add, my blog become freaking slow to load up! its irritating when I have to wait, and wait, wait to get the link that I wants from the blog.
Hi Meng Hua,
Thanks for your comments. Your detailed comments are appreciated, and yes, we are aware of the loadtime, and we are looking into this.
But just so you know, there isn’t “double-loading” happening – although the file is loaded twice, the second time it is loaded from the cache and no additional resources are used.
However, we are aiming to make the code more lean and efficient, so check back in about 5 days time and let us know if its better 🙂
Thanks for the fast reply Josh. Will check next week, hopefully it will load much faster and better!~ 😉
it also happen with nuffnang. it really takes time if you use dial-up like me.
both ads network are still new… which I think they will need some time for them to solve those problems.. 😆
Among other thing, I seen some WP Plugin that use Prototype.js such Lightbox 2, WP Grin and so on and still Advertlets require internet user to download they Prototype.js again. Thus making it not optimize and slow down the user experience.
How to optimize this:
1. Instead of downloading everything, you evaluate whether Prototype.js have been loaded using Prototype.Version object.
2. Optimize the JS, strip function that are not being use.
3. Compress the JS.
Luckily i didnt put that thing in my blog…
Oops, I meant “now”, not “know”….please fix the typo for me if you can.
It’s just being JL, always serve uncooked items.
that is so truee, advertlets is slowing down my blog. Try entering my joke collection blog,
once advertlets is completely loaded, everything appears 👿