Discussion in 'Finance and Traffic' started by capbiker, Feb 17, 2019.
I read this, and thought that it was an interesting article.
That bit about sampling one million web sites is sort of hard to believe, my apologies to that researcher. I'd really like to first have the details on how one goes about checking one million websites in a proper period of time. Well, obviously it is done through a specially written program, but maybe a tad bit of some details to offer credibility might be a good idea at the BBC reporter end. But even using a program, that is one heck of a lot of websites for any research project.
And towards the end was this:
The "big file sizes" really does seem significant, as I know that when Google upgraded - - - so they claim - - - upgraded their Gmail product the darn things loaded so slowly; and still do. And about 6 hours ago I had to get into an older msn account and my gosh that was slow - - - so slow, too.
But I am not being friendly to Microsoft because I am still using the Win7 OS and have to use their 'much want to throw away' last IE browser that's works with Win7 and I am sure that Microsoft purposely makes things hard for us that won't jump into their 'latest OS and browser' bus. I am of the Merry Pranksters mold and don't mind staying with the older OS. Still better than my Trash80, for sure.
One million websites?
It's what we've known all along, advert scripts ruin web browsing which is why people use ad blockers. Many websites are actually unusable on some devices and on some slower connections.
The article quotes The Register, so there's a lot more info in the original piece here:
Can't check a million websites, but can use the internet to let every single person on Earth vote in a one-world government election.
Meanwhile, no kidding? Third party content from servers delivering that content to millions of sites might slow load times? Whoda thunk it, Captain Obvious. Anyone even slightly versed in webmastering knows this. Adverts SLOW DOWN LOADING.
At work, we still use IE11 and likely will be until the end of 2020. It doesn't cause me any issues tbh.
While many sites don't deliver ads asynchronously into pre-sized DIVs, many do --- so timing how long it takes the entire payload of a page to complete is a poor metric for the study to use. Then again, it wouldn't grab as many headlines and clicks if they presented it properly.
I think websites that allow video and the audio ads definitely slow down the web page from loading. I mean that's expected. Not just that anything like Infolinks and Viglinks that scans the content for the keywords before loading ads also slows down the page.