The way normal scripts are executed on a Web page is as follows:
- Your Web browser sends a request to a server, then waits.
- The server on the other end processes the request and sends a response.
- Upon receipt your Web browser continues to load the page.
This is why your site can slow down if you load several scripts from different sites, especially if those sites are running slow.
How To Take Advantage Of This Woopra Update
Keep in mind that Google is now measuring page load times as a factor in their algorithm, so a faster page will bring you more search traffic. In other words - speed matters!
var ssc = document.getElementsByTagName('script');
If you use the Woopra WordPress Plugin you can simply update to the latest version as soon as we get it updated - which will be soon! We just didn't want to wait for it to make the announcement.
If you are, or know, a plugin developer for any other platform please help us with getting all of the other plugins updated so that everyone can take advantage of this performance enhancement. Here is the new Async developer's guide. Let us know if you need anything else!