OptinMonster and FB Plugins slowing me down...

Site is Drupal 7 and hosted on Pantheon

I’ve been doing a lot of work optimizing my site recently. Compressing and combining images to reduce http requests, turning off unused modules, and setting up AdvAgg.

I’ve managed to speed my site up considerably, with 95/96 scores on PageSpeedInsights and good times on WebPageTest. However, I have some remaining issues. Here’s my test:


Things that still bother me are:

[]The seriously slow Optin Monster load times.
]The Slow Facebook load times.
[*]I don’t even know what https://a.mstrlytcs.com is or why it is loading.

As I said above, I used the AdvAgg module to optimize CSS, JS, etc. I used an optimization guide I found on Drupal.org as well as one that came with the newest version of AdvAgg. The only thing in those guides that I skipped was the AdvAgg Bundler which, ironically enough, increased the amount of blocking css and js files reported under PageSpeedInsights.

Any advice appreciated.

Any third party content will reduce your speed. Test it out by removing all third party content & run a test, compare it to a test with your third party content enabled. Localize as much third party content as you possibly can in order to preserve fast speeds.

Also use this in your htaccess instead of relying on that tool. This automatically compresses js/css files.

[code]#Deny attempts to view the Htaccess file.
<Files .htaccess>
Order allow,deny
Deny from all

BEGIN W3TC Browser Cache

AddType text/css .css AddType application/javascript .js AddType application/x-javascript .js AddType text/html .html .htm AddType text/richtext .rtf .rtx AddType image/svg+xml .svg .svgz AddType text/plain .txt AddType text/xsd .xsd AddType text/xsl .xsl AddType text/xml .xml AddType video/asf .asf .asx .wax .wmv .wmx AddType video/avi .avi AddType image/bmp .bmp AddType application/java .class AddType video/divx .divx AddType application/msword .doc .docx AddType application/x-msdownload .exe AddType image/gif .gif AddType application/x-gzip .gz .gzip AddType image/x-icon .ico AddType image/jpeg .jpg .jpeg .jpe AddType application/vnd.ms-access .mdb AddType audio/midi .mid .midi AddType video/quicktime .mov .qt AddType audio/mpeg .mp3 .m4a AddType video/mp4 .mp4 .m4v AddType video/mpeg .mpeg .mpg .mpe AddType application/vnd.ms-project .mpp AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database .odb AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart .odc AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula .odf AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics .odg AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation .odp AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet .ods AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text .odt AddType audio/ogg .ogg AddType application/pdf .pdf AddType image/png .png AddType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .pot .pps .ppt .pptx AddType audio/x-realaudio .ra .ram AddType application/x-shockwave-flash .swf AddType application/x-tar .tar AddType image/tiff .tif .tiff AddType audio/wav .wav AddType audio/wma .wma AddType application/vnd.ms-write .wri AddType application/vnd.ms-excel .xla .xls .xlsx .xlt .xlw AddType application/zip .zip ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType text/css A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-javascript A31536000 ExpiresByType text/html A3600 ExpiresByType text/richtext A3600 ExpiresByType image/svg+xml A3600 ExpiresByType text/plain A3600 ExpiresByType text/xsd A3600 ExpiresByType text/xsl A3600 ExpiresByType text/xml A3600 ExpiresByType video/asf A31536000 ExpiresByType video/avi A31536000 ExpiresByType image/bmp A31536000 ExpiresByType application/java A31536000 ExpiresByType video/divx A31536000 ExpiresByType application/msword A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-msdownload A31536000 ExpiresByType image/gif A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-gzip A31536000 ExpiresByType image/x-icon A31536000 ExpiresByType image/jpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-access A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/midi A31536000 ExpiresByType video/quicktime A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/mpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType video/mp4 A31536000 ExpiresByType video/mpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-project A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/ogg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/pdf A31536000 ExpiresByType image/png A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/x-realaudio A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-tar A31536000 ExpiresByType image/tiff A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/wav A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/wma A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-write A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-excel A31536000 ExpiresByType application/zip A31536000

BEGIN Compress text files

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/xml text/css text/plain AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml application/xhtml+xml application/xml AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rdf+xml application/rss+xml application/atom+xml AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript application/json AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf application/x-font-otf AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/truetype font/opentype

BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html

END Compress text files

BEGIN Cache-Control Headers

Header set Cache-Control "public" Header set Cache-Control "public" Header set Cache-Control "private" Header set Cache-Control "private, must-revalidate" # END Cache-Control Headers

BEGIN Turn ETags Off

FileETag None

END Turn ETags Off


You can also compress them here but if you do, you should upload them one at a time to make sure the compressor didn’t break any functionality.

Compressing with htaccess will ensure that you don’t break any functionality.

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, using NGINX servers, htaccess is ignored and that is not an option for us.

I did some quick searching and I am obviously too noobish to understand what exactly it is I’m even looking for.

How might I go about localizing the Facebook code for example?