On one side you have your reader community, who constantly shares and bookmarks your articles. On the other, you have Google who has an inclination towards quick loading websites. As a webmaster, you’re a sandwich!
Google on the other hand loves quick websites. Dailybloggr is a 91 on Page Speed, which is good, but when you compare it with other websites, webmasters tool suggests that its 21% less than the industry average. The moment I install a social bookmarking plugin (having tried almost all the popular ones which has updated since 2008), the page speed goes minimum 5 points down.
Irony: Google’s own Plus One Button is sluggish
Now, either I am obsessed with Page Speed, or the developers are not paying attention to page load times.
For those of us who needs the popular ones like Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon etc, there is still no silver bullet solution. If the buttons are fancy looking, there is bloated code, if the code is slick, then the UI sucks, if UI is great then there are no configuration options.
So, what are the options we have? Something that can balance page load time, and user friendliness. Anyone?