Olark Live Chat & speed

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Olark Live Chat

We’ve never seen a chat plugin that doesn’t slow down pages big time usually 1-second addition to pages. This is our first encounter with Olark. It’s on our list but we’ve never tested it. We do have data from others who have (see link below). Some site owners confess they only put chat on the site to appear cool and trendy. They then dump it when they find out the speed cost. If you’re making money with it, fine. Keep it.

REFERENCE: http://pagepipe.com/dumping-livechat-for-speed/


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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