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Why Websites Take So Long To Load [Infographic]

Webpages don’t take nearly as long to load as they did 10 years ago but its all relative right?

There are three main components to loading a webpage: The web-server, the network and the browser (client computer).

In the last 10 years, we’ve seen network speed increase, sever processing power evolve, and a slew of new internet browers.

According to a study based on 1 billion webpages conducted by by New Relic, the average webpage takes 6 seconds to load.

Page load time is a very important statistic for web marketers because a user can do a lot of things in 6 seconds and, many times, a user will decide to leave a page before it is fully loaded because the site appears to lag.

So where are those 6 seconds being lost? According to the study by New Relic, the majority of page load time is caused by the browser. That means that all of those internet browser updates we’ve seen recently are still not bringing browsers to the point that we need them to be.

Don’t believe me? Check out this infographic originally posted on CNET News.

Page Load Time Infographic

Anson Alexander

About Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a graduate from the University of Tampa with a degree in International Business and Information Systems.A previous IT Administrator for a medium size publication company, Anson has recently decided to work full time on his own business by publishing on, publishing technology tutorials on YouTube and offering SEO, IT training and digital marketing services.His main interests include technology, social media, infographics, economics, marketing and web design.Connect with Anson on Google+.

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