I’ve heard said that Google is now including the time it takes a page to load as part of its algorithm when calculating a site’s PR. Too bad I don’t give a crap about what PR Google gives me, but I am concerned about those who come to read my blogs. That being the case, I am always wary of the number of plugins I install so before adding any new ones I first have to decide which one gets the boot.
I also make sure that any images I include in headers and stuff are always optimized to save on loading time. I use several plugins to increase the speed of this blog. They include.