Friday, October 8, 2010

How to optimize your Blog sidebar

Hai guys.. do you know how to optimize your sidebar and what are required in the sidebar?
  • Remove unnecessary information from your sidebar: Most of the themes come with Meta data information in the sidebar where you can find links like Login, XHTML Valid etc. These are not useful for your readers. You can also remove the Calender from the sidebar unless you feel that its very important for your blog.
  • Remove monthly archives from the sidebar: A separate page can be created for archives where it can be viewed based on category or month.
  • Remove unnecessary badges: Many of directories where you submit your blog requires to add the directory badge to your sidebar. These directories can only bring very little traffic to your blog and also these scripts may take time to load as well.
  • Add popular posts section in your sidebar so that older posts which were popular will get attention.
  • Do not add more than one blog community in the sidebar. It has been found that adding MyBlogLog readers to the sidebar can increase the load time. If you need to keep blog community, do not keep more than one. Further, restrict the number of readers to 5 or 10 so that the images will load faster.
  • Remove recent comments from sidebar: Recent comments are not useful to the readers as it provides only a part of the comment with the comment author name. If you need to show some link love, you can add Top Commentators to the sidebar which will also increase the comments on your blog.
Or you can also :
  • Show only 5 top commentator as it gives load on sidebar.php’s GET DATA function.
  • Use Small Image size and only 2 to 3 columns in a MyBlogLog widget for faster loading.
  • For affiliates, use self hosted images for faster load of image.
  • Remove special category posts listing from Sidebar.

If you have any more suggestion or if you disagree to any of the points, please share your thoughts.

1 comment:

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