• 13 Examples of How Site Speed Impacted Business Results

      We’ve written quite a bit about the factors that impact your website’s ability to load quickly and shared how slower speeds hurt your business. I’m honestly surprised by the number of clients we consult with that spend enormous amounts of time and energy on content marketing and promotion strategies – all while loading them on a substandard host with a site that’s not optimized to load quickly.

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  • 7 Things Google PageSpeed Insights Doesn’t Tell You

    Google PageSpeed Insights is a fantastic free resource for being able to understand how your website is optimised for speed. However, the biggest flaw with the tool and others like it face, they don’t take context in consideration. As an ex-front end developer myself, I can understand the rationale behind why certain decisions are made around the utilisation of HTML, CSS or Ja ...

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  • Friday Infographic: Speed up your website!

    … Speed, it’s one of the things that are highly underestimated when it comes to websites. And something many (including ourselves) struggle with. It can annoy users and affect your rankings. So let’s get to work on site speed! The start is this infographic from OnBlast. Source Post from Bas van den Beld…

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  • Tool Review: DareBoost Web Performance Analysis

    … clearer analysis and more useful recommendations. Recently a new tool came to my attention called DareBoost. Made in France, DareBoost is a new web performance analysis tool that combines a lot of the features of PageSpeed Insights and WebPagetest. I was asked to give it a try and, if I liked it, to write a review. As you’re reading my review, you can…

    Barry Adams/ State of Digitalin SEO- 28 readers -
  • Beating the Black Friday blow out

    … suffered. However, according to TrafficDefender’s live leaderboard, between midnight and 6am on Black Friday a number of online retailers had already experienced issues with availability. The web traffic management and queuing system expert watched the likes of Schuh and Pretty Little Thing experience periods of unavailability in the early, pre…

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  • 5 unknown techniques to increase website performance

    …. Dillon de Voor, from Spilgames, has built a few example scripts that you should definitely should have a play with: Non-blocking web fonts using LocalStorage Progressive JPGs Research shows that for JPGs, files bigger than 10kb should be saved as progressive instead of baseline format to increase user experience. Using a progressive JPG means…

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