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Explaining site load time improvements - timwarren13 - 05-16-2019 12:01 AM

Hi,

Can you help explain why my site loads much better?

Last week the site took nearly 100 seconds to load from China.
https://www.webpagetest.org/result/190508_H3_dc698b707d0403d68b3287b2040d3ecd/

I advised our website designers that the Google CDN was blocked and recommended using the CloudFlare CDNJS for the jquery.min.js call. They implement this and I observed 50 seconds off of the load time. Looking better!
https://www.webpagetest.org/result/190514_QP_1f80ed7daf64a28a864d2f432fa4065c/

I have run tests this afternoon and the load time is now done to 6 seconds which is great!!
https://www.webpagetest.org/result/190514_FC_4f7b47ab686b128276a0a1835cc801a1/

I am now trying to understand if any changes to the site were made between the last two runs that would explain the improvement. I can see some items like the fav icon png loading after the font files but is that due to a change in the site or can that simply occur sometimes?

Regards
Tim