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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Modem Friendly Blogs (Speed Test)

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After contemplating taking off some images on my blog site (as it may seem "heavy") I decided to test the "speed" or how fast the site can be viewed by slow and fast modems (slow modems will probably complain more). I compared my blog site to those such as Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Captains Quarters, etc. to see where my blog site ranked in the "scheme of things." Here is how I did:

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 124.58 seconds
28.8K 62.69 seconds
33.6K 53.85 seconds
56K 32.63 seconds
ISDN 128K 10.55 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 1.65 seconds

I also did several of the above bloggers (and many more) and found out that Yahoo's Blog was the most "modem friendly," quickly followed by the Google's Blog, Microsoft's Blog and Hugh Hewitt. After looking at several of the other bloggers I have found that my blog isn't so "heavy" after all. Here are their results.


Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 170.57 seconds
28.8K 85.79 seconds
33.6K 73.67 seconds
56K 44.60 seconds
ISDN 128K 14.35 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 2.16 seconds

Power Line

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 424.35 seconds
28.8K 212.38 seconds
33.6K 182.09 seconds
56K 109.42 seconds
ISDN 128K 33.79 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 3.30 seconds

Captains Quarters

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 314.13 seconds
28.8K 157.37 seconds
33.6K 134.97 seconds
56K 81.22 seconds
ISDN 128K 25.29 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 2.74 seconds

Google Community (forum)

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 45.59 seconds
28.8K 22.90 seconds
33.6K 19.65 seconds
56K 11.87 seconds
ISDN 128K 3.77 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 0.51 seconds

Michelle Malkin

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 192.29 seconds
28.8K 96.35 seconds
33.6K 82.64 seconds
56K 49.74 seconds
ISDN 128K 15.51 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 1.71 seconds

Hugh Hewitt

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 97.46 seconds
28.8K 49.03 seconds
33.6K 42.11 seconds
56K 25.51 seconds
ISDN 128K 8.23 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 1.26 seconds

Google Blog

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 67.82 seconds
28.8K 33.91 seconds
33.6K 29.07 seconds
56K 17.44 seconds
ISDN 128K 5.34 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 0.46 seconds

Blogger News Network

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 152.13 seconds
28.8K 76.17 seconds
33.6K 65.31 seconds
56K 39.27 seconds
ISDN 128K 12.16 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 1.24 seconds

Yahoo Search Blog

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 38.74 seconds
28.8K 19.47 seconds
33.6K 16.72 seconds
56K 10.11 seconds
ISDN 128K 3.23 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 0.46 seconds

Microsoft Search Blog

Download Times*

Connection RateDownload Time
14.4K 72.81 seconds
28.8K 36.50 seconds
33.6K 31.32 seconds
56K 18.87 seconds
ISDN 128K 5.92 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 0.70 seconds

And if you were wondering what that little asterick means, here is an explanation from the site:

*Note that these download times are based on the full connection rate for ISDN and T1 connections. Modem connections (56Kbps or less) are corrected by a packet loss factor of 0.7. All download times include delays due to round-trip latency with an average of 0.2 seconds per object. With 54 total objects for this page, that computes to a total lag time due to latency of 10.8 seconds. Note also that this download time calculation does not take into account delays due to XHTML parsing and rendering.

You can test your own blog site here. I may scale down my site in the future (in order to become more modem friendly) but until then I probably will not be adding more pictures in the near future.

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Thanks for the link. That is a very useful site/tool.

By Blogger Jeff, at 11:11 PM EDT  

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