With recent Chrome update (March 2015), you might experience slow page loading when opening Youtube.
After some google searching, I found out that it was caused by AdBlock chrome extension.
Well, we still need AdBlock to block ads within the YouTube video, but we don’t want the AdBlock to slow down the loading of YouTube page.
My solution is as follow. You need to configure the your AdBlock filters with the following steps :
1. In Chrome, right click on your AdBlock icon and select “Options”
2. In AdBlock options page, go to “Customize” tab
3. In “Manually edit your filters” sections, add the following filters :
The idea of the filters above is to disable AdBlock for the main YouTube page and YouTube channel or user page only. For the watch page (where the video plays), the slowness of page loading doesn’t occur, so we don’t need to filter it out.
The above solutions should be able to keep your AdBlock blocking the in-video ads while preventing the slowness of loading of YouTube pages.