RE: Site slow?
If you don't have software to block banner ads, then you should! In addition to some free software that is available, I recommend Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite. It includes the afore-mentioned ad blocker, plus anti-virus, anti-spy ware, and anti IM protection.
It is very user-friendly, and can be bought at Office Depot for ~$50. By comparison, the popular McAfee and Norton Internet Security Suites include less and cost about $20. more. Also Consumer Reports rates Zone Alarm as superior to those 2 popular, better-known packages. Get Zone Alarm and your pages will load very quickly--especially if you have a high-speed connection.
And, no--I am not a paid endorser. I am merely a very satisfied customer.