Size of a Website Homepage

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Real Estate Agent with West USA Realty

During the last several months I have been working on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and have had some success'.  One issue I hear about from time to time is that the major search engines like Google, Yahoo and others will not rank a website highly if the homepage is too large.  I have never heard what number is too large but I would love to hear others thoughts on the subject.  Currently, my homepage is 118k which I am told is large.  Anyone that would like to take a look at my website please feel free and provide any and all advice.  The URL is listed below.  Thanks in advance.  Don

www.donrichhomes.com 

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Greg Cremia
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Don,

Yahoo cahes a little higher than 200kb and google a little higher than 500kb. A good article can be found at http://www.sitepoint.com/article/indexing-limits-where-bots-stop

Your main concern should be how fast your page loads for the majority of sloooowwwwww looooaaading computers out there. 50% of the people will start looking for a new site after 8-10 seconds and that includes read and load time. Try cutting down on the graphics. Hope this helps

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Don Rich
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Hi Greg and thanks for the great info.  After reading that article about three times to fully comprehend it as long as your under the limits you should be ok.  I also agree with you that the graphics can cause a slow computer to completely bog down and we must be careful there.  Thanks so much for your input.
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