Don’t use too many pictures on your site – Zemanta warning

Whoa! I just took a look on my blog-mainpage and needed to wait VERY long. Okay, I think my blog is pretty much cluttered with wordpress-plugins and some JS and flash-stuff, but I never waited THAT long. After all, I must realize that the pictures that I link through zemanta have this slowdown effect … its not even zemanta’s fault, but loding so many different pictures from different sources just cuts the speed. So I need some posts without too many outbound pictures within, and this one is the first.

Don’t get me wrong: Zemanta is a wonderful firefox-plugin that helps writing blogposts in many ways, and you wouldn’t see this problem when you only look at one post, but the mainpage is dragged down a lot. Perhaps Zemanta should warn its users, that it may be easy to get fitting pics for their posts, but that they shouldn’t use that too extensively.

, Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 under Projekte.


  1. Lots of external pictures do slow down the blog a bit and we’re also working on a solution for that. Our next version of WordPress plugin will allow you to automatically download images to your server, so they’re going to load from your domain, making it potentially faster and more reliable. We’ll of course offer this for other platforms too over time.

    Let me know if you’d like to beta test the plugin.

    Jure Cuhalev, Zemanta

  2. Thanks for your answer … that sounds like good news! Unfortunately I won’t find the time to testdrive your beta (working on my thesis atm). But if anyone’s interested, use that email adress above and ask :-)

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