I have added few Google Adsense ads to my blog and my page speed dropped from 70ish to 47 :(

Do you have any advice on what to do to improve my site speed?

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.

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lesabre Premium
Hi Vesna, I added Google AdSense and yes there was a drop in my speeds. I also found their ads quite distracting. I dropped them after a month.

I think Phil offers you a great suggestion.

Hope things work out.

Best wishes,

Michael
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vvidmar Premium
thank you. I am testing for now with the manual insert. I didn't go for their Auto version, because it gives me no control over where the ads will show.
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lesabre Premium
Great idea Vesna. You got to try all things available and then make the decision.

All the best,

Michael
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HarryNio Premium
What slows down websites that run AdSense (or any other ad provider) is the injection of render-blocking Javascript.

Traditional speed optimization plugins (WPRocket, LiteSpeed, W3 Total Cache, WP Fastest Cache, etc, etc) will definitely NOT solve your problem. I've personally tried them ALL to no avail.

The only plugin that claims to have a function that could lazy-load entire ads (not just images) is FlyingPress. But I'm pretty sure that it can't be used by people who don't have coding knowledge.

Your only option is to ask yourself what you'd rather - a faster website or the money your ads generate?

If it's the former, just remove Adsense... If it's the latter, you'll just have to accept that your website will be loading a tad slower.

I personally picked the latter.

I hope this helps,

Harry
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vvidmar Premium
thank you. I have 2 pages slow. one has no AdSense on it - so I will start working with that one first.
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feigner Premium
what does pagespeed insights say or try webpagetest
both of these will give you feedback on what is slowing down your site....
do you need to be in the 90's nope...
you only need that if you want a boost in rankings ...you willstill rank for good quality content....
but remember google will put faster sites above slower ones...
without knowing what the probelms are then it is very difficult to diagnose...
images are most peoples problem area t ostart with ...so a good image compressor or even better reduce the size yourself before uploading.....
and a lazy load to delay off screen content...
and if you can put any ads below the fold so they don't need to load up first...
if you need ot defer java then autoptimize is a useful plugin to start with....and free
but wprocket (paid ) is an out of the box speed increase....
i gope you get it sorted
phil
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vvidmar Premium
thank you. I will work on this today.
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philmedia Premium Plus
I would also try out a different image optimizer if you are using kraken I switched to optimole and it made a big difference. Hope u sort it Phil
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philmedia Premium Plus
Sorry the only other thing suggest is do an overview of your monetization strategy speed verses revenue- is it a should or a want ? I'm a big fan of the long term brand strategy and income plan ... if its really ad sense then you can begin to focus your effect on doing everything else within your speed control as suggested by other members good luck
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vvidmar Premium
thank you :)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may want to consider a premium caching plugin WP Rocket highly recommended. (no free version however a 14 day money back guarantee)

https://wp-rocket.me/
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vvidmar Premium
thank you , I will check rocket also :)
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