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The Ultimate Google +1 Speed Test

What is the fastest Google +1 version?

Who are the fastest Social button aggregators – addthis, sharethis, addtoany, etc.?

We all know the Google +1 can add up to 3 seconds of load time per page, if you have millions of pages, as some of our clients do, this can add a tremendous amount of load time to their sites.

I decided to delve into this a little deeper on my own and run a general test on many versions of the new Plus one buttons as well as several aggregators (addthis, sharethis, addtoany, etc.) to see which one was the fastest.

After a grueling test of how to speed up the new Google +1 (see how the test was done below) – I came up with several great results:


Google +1 plusone – Chrome vs Firefox


Google plusone +1 tall vs plusone standard


Addthis vs. Share This Load Time



Addthis vs. Addtoany

How the test was done:

First I created several almost-identical html pages with identical content (5 paragraphs of gibberish – AKA Lorem Ipsum).

Then, I used a nifty site: whichloadsfaster.com which allows you to compare page load times side by side. This site also allows you to repeat the load times over 100 times & average out the fastest load time of each.

Plusone tests:

http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-regular.html [7]
http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-render.html [1]
http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-small.html [8]
http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-tall.html [9]
http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-header.html [9]
http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-bodytop.html [10]

Social Aggregators:

http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-addthis.html [11]
http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-sharethis.html [12]
http://worldclassmedia.com/plusone-addtoany.html [13]

Hope you liked it. Hey – do me a favor and +1, share, like & add this article! – Now that is overkill…

Look for more cool stuff to come…

About Charles Verhoeff

Charles Verhoeff+ [19] specializes in Search Engine Optimization & Architecture, at The Search Agency - 11150 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90064 as a Search Engine Architecture Specialist - Website: www.thesearchagency.com [20]

Charles is a dynamic developer and webmaster with a strong history in Web Design and User Interface, Computer Technology including Multimedia and video integration and SEO and SEM internet marketing experience. Charles worked as a Computer Security Tech and 3D Renderer for an International Construction company for over 13 Years. Then moved on to build many websites in HTML and Flash for Rigney Graphics in Pasadena, Producing major products for companies such as Speedo (Touch Screen for the Olympics) and helping to build the Gene Autry National Center Websites. Charles interest grew in SEO and SEM When he became the Director of Internet Marketing for Survival Insurance, upgrading their systems and creating a “Facebook-like” online community for motor enthusiasts. Charles was responsible for testing and expanding the Organic results across multiple keywords he became technically skilled in Email marketing & tracking, SEO, SEM (Marketing), PPC (Pay Per Click) and Lead Generation & Internet Marketing with a versatile administrative support skill set developed through experience as a webmaster / manager. Charles Excels in resolving Lead Generation, Analytics and micro site / landing page tracking with innovative solutions, systems and process improvements proven to increase efficiency, customer satisfaction and the bottom line.