How a blogger can speed up their internet connection with these free simple steps

BroadbandThe internet options available in areas can vary greatly, but you can optimize what’s available to you. You may want to find a tech savvy friend to help you with some of these steps. So when you think to yourself what are the internet options in my area? you should contact your internet provider to find out what internet options are available in your area. You may have dial-up (a very slow connection), DSL (Digital Subscriber Line – a bit faster than dial-up), satellite (slow upload, faster batch download) or a cable modem connection (also known as broadband, the fastest option available). After installing your best option, you can improve the speed of your internet experience with a few free steps.
Conduct a speed test to see if your upload and download speeds is comparable to what you’re supposed to get for your connection. Speedtest.net has free tests you conduct through your web browser.

Eliminate needless programs and web browser plug-ins to speed up both your computer and your web browser. There are a lot of programs loading every time your computer starts up. These almost always result in an icon in the lower left hand toolbar of your computer screen. You can click on some of them and adjust the settings to not load every time you start your computer. Other programs you may just have to exit; the auto load function can be a little harder to adjust without uninstalling the program altogether. There may be some programs you don’t use anymore, so uninstall them and you can greatly improve your computer speed.
In your web browser, disable any plug-ins/add-ins that you aren’t using; they suck up your connection bandwidth. This applies to tool bar add-ins as well, and you may need to actually remove the programs from your computer entirely using the Control Panel to get rid of them.

Increase your browser’s cache; this is the memory that the browser uses to store files for web pages you frequently visit. By increasing the memory of this temporary cache, you cause the pages you visit frequently to simply reload from memory instead of downloading the entire page from the internet again.
Turn off automatic subscriptions to things like podcasts, RSS feeds and software updates while you’re browsing to increase your speed too. You can turn these back on when you’re done surfing.
Finally, timing is everything – don’t download large files during peak internet usage times, typically mid-morning to mid-afternoon.

This is a guest post by Spencer Hogg from the website Broadband Expert where you can compare high speed internet providers in your area.

24 thoughts on “How a blogger can speed up their internet connection with these free simple steps”

  1. Avatar of cheap designer handbags
    cheap designer handbags

    eliminating the useless programs really speeds up your net and browser both. another thing which also makes a good impact is, we must open minimum of tool bars. this technique also make some effect.

  2. Avatar of SEO Best Tips - Mike

    “Increase your browser’s cache” actually does help quite a bit. Also make sure to do regular maintenance for malware/spyware that may be infecting your system. Follow this up with registry cleaning and making sure to limit your background processes to only what is necessary to get the most out of your machine!

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    I would also recommend trying out the chrome browser! I’ve noticed that the overall speed when browsing the web, opening tabs and switching between them, etc is faster than firefox. It may not have as many plugins as firefox, but I basically use it 99% of the time at this point because you can’t beat the speed.

    fred

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    Business logo design

    Thank you very much for the info – will take note of some of the opinions here. I have always preferred arial…

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    WWE Wallpapers

    Agreed, if you use the internet on a regular basis you should always have a steady internet connection but for those of you who don’t, this article will help. Thanks!

  6. Avatar of india

    If you are a blogger then it is necessary that internet connection should be fast….will try these techniques…thank you very much mate!!

  7. Avatar of Web Development Ventura

    Solid post. Unless you are in Korea or Japan, you do not have to worry about your internet connection speed. Unfortunately, I’m not in either country. 🙂

    I use a lot of plug-ins for my browser and I think it’s about time I take the time to disable them when not needed. I pretty much leave them on all the time which is why I can sometimes be found screaming obscenities towards my ISP. Haha!

  8. Avatar of Sybil Delaney

    Your blog is very informative. If you are a reader of Blogs you should have speedy internet connection. If you are a blogger then it is necessary that internet connection should be fast….will try these techniques…thank you very much mate!! Follow this up with registry cleaning and making sure to limit your background processes to only what is necessary to get the most out of your machine!

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    Programs running in the background can definitely be a huge bandwidth hog, more so lately as more and more programs and apps have online extensions for keeping itself updated or fetching news, etc. I recently discovered how much data was used up by my chat and social media software alone, which was surprising as I always figured they used maybe a few MBs per hour at the most only.

    -Jean

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    Hi lawmacs.com! I use a live CD Ubuntu to avoid lags in my internet connection. I blog using a LIVE CD UBUNTU. HDD failures too are not a concern anymore. All the data and the blog post that I processed is then uploded to Google docs. I don’t have to worry about slow internet and hard disk crashes anymore.

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    Getting your computer to work faster is not that difficult. There are several simple steps you can take to increase your computer speed and improve your computer’s performance and you don’t need to be a computer wiz or technical expert to get the most out of your computer.

  12. Avatar of Internet Providers

    You can speed up your internet connection in many ways, like don’t load multiple tabs; avoid annoying-add-ons; download with care, don’t just download files from the web; and avoid sites with too many graphics.

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    Mildred Cherry

    “Increase your browser’s cache” actually does help quite a bit. Thanks so much for sharing.

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