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#277171 30-Sep-2020 08:36
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I have always worked on trying to make Geekzone faster and have done more changes in the last couple of weeks to achieve this (without people noticing, and not talking about the change people are complaining, which by itself makes almost no difference in page load times).

 

Today I have made another change. It is a big step as it is a departure from our traditional mindset in collecting website analytics by removing the Google Analytics code from our pages.

 

Please let me know if you notice anything in terms of speed - page load time mainly. Also, your comments on changing how we process analytics data is welcome.





 

 

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  #2576303 30-Sep-2020 08:45
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Page load time is fast on my end. Clicking on a thread on the main page, takes 2 seconds at most to load (click & simultaneous say; one thousand, two thousand). 
Desktop, no adblockers for GZ, Fibre 100/20. 

 

To be fair though, never took much notice before. 


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  #2576503 30-Sep-2020 13:15
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Mine open in around one cigarette!

 

All in all, very responsive. Not that I had issues before, though!


 
 
 
 


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  #2576517 30-Sep-2020 13:37
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GA code shouldn't slow down the page load time - not noticeable anyway. 

 

Were you using GTM and the latest libraries? 

 

If you remove GA, will you still be able to provide users/session data to potential advertisers? 

 

Feel free to PM me if you need help. 

 

 


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  #2576518 30-Sep-2020 13:40
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It seems fast and responsive, but then I can't say I've ever had too many worries about GZ performance


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  #2576528 30-Sep-2020 14:11
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Page load times never worried me. I’m not going to notice a few milliseconds. Always seemed quick to me.


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  #2576576 30-Sep-2020 16:16
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turtleattacks:

 

GA code shouldn't slow down the page load time - not noticeable anyway. 

 

Were you using GTM and the latest libraries? 

 

If you remove GA, will you still be able to provide users/session data to potential advertisers? 

 

Feel free to PM me if you need help. 

 

 

No, GA wasn't slowing down pages in a significant way but I am a firm believer that less is always better. 

 

Yes, always using the latest libraries. And yes, I have how to see users/session data outside GA.





 

 

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  #2576585 30-Sep-2020 16:33
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Does seem faster, on Spark

 

I also just noticed it appears the site is being served out of Sydney now as opposed to Hong Kong or Tokyo (can't remember which).

 

tracert geekzone.co.nz

 

Tracing route to geekzone.co.nz [104.26.8.251]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  router [192.168.1.1]
  2     1 ms     1 ms    <1 ms  125-236-192-9.adsl.xtra.co.nz [125.236.192.9]
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4    10 ms    10 ms    10 ms  122.56.113.4
  5    11 ms    10 ms    10 ms  ae7-2.akbr7.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.119.53]
  6    35 ms    35 ms    35 ms  et10-0-5.sgbr3.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.110]
  7    35 ms    35 ms    35 ms  ae7-10.sebr4.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.214]
  8    35 ms    36 ms    35 ms  108.162.247.6
  9    34 ms    34 ms    34 ms  104.26.8.251

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2576588 30-Sep-2020 16:37
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Spark visitors used to go to Tokyo and back. Peering, etc...




 

 

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  #2576635 30-Sep-2020 17:46
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2degrees UFB, Wellington

 

tracert geekzone.co.nz

 

Tracing route to geekzone.co.nz [172.67.71.78]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  69.7.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.7.69]
  3     1 ms    <1 ms     1 ms  198.18.10.214
  4     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  198.18.10.213
  5     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  171.10.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.10.171]
  6    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  snap1.ape.nzix.net [192.203.154.120]
  7    13 ms    12 ms    12 ms  cloudflare.ape.nzix.net [192.203.154.51]
  8    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  172.67.71.78

 

Trace complete.





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  #2576636 30-Sep-2020 17:55
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uBlock rips out GA for me anyway so I suspect I won't notice a difference, but nice work on removing it, more accurate ways of getting that data these days.


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  #2576638 30-Sep-2020 17:58
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There is another script I will remove soon. Just testing one at a time to confirm numbers.




 

 

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  #2576714 30-Sep-2020 19:32
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Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19041.508]
(c) 2020 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

C:\Windows\System32>tracert geekzone.co.nz

 

Tracing route to geekzone.co.nz [104.26.9.251]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  router.asus.com [192.168.1.1]
  2    16 ms    16 ms    16 ms  101-100-136-2.myrepublic.co.nz [101.100.136.2]
  3    17 ms    17 ms    17 ms  as13335.akl.ix.nz [43.243.21.2]
  4    16 ms    16 ms    16 ms  104.26.9.251

 

Trace complete.

 

MyRepublic Christchurch UFB

 

 


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  #2576717 30-Sep-2020 19:48
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nice and nippy for me

 

traceroute since others are posting

 

 

 

Tracing route to geekzone.co.nz [104.26.9.251]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  x.x.x.x
  2     2 ms     2 ms     2 ms  default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [60.234.8.50]
  3     2 ms     2 ms     3 ms  as9790.akl.ix.nz [43.243.21.79]
  4     4 ms     4 ms     4 ms  as13335.akl.ix.nz [43.243.21.2]
  5     2 ms     2 ms     2 ms  104.26.9.251


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  #2576733 30-Sep-2020 20:06
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You guys do know that removing a script on the site doesn’t change the underlaying network right? Traceroutes won’t change on such change.




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  #2576789 30-Sep-2020 20:40
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Yep, and I was merely pointing out for Spark that it no longer appears to be served out of Tokyo. So for me that is more noticeable than the removal of a script.


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