jbayabas - 4:21 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
It is also VERY important to test the speed and load time of all the plugins that you use as some of them add additional load to your server thus slowing down your site. For example, the plugin "Most Popular Post" generates a lot of data processing and analyzing that increases your cpu load thus affecting the load time of your site. Adsense has little to do with it.
The best way to test your plugins is to deactivate them one by one and test your page so you can narrow down which plugins are causing slowness on your site. Or install the plugin "P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)" to see which plugins are slowing down your site. This plugin also creates a performance report for your site.