Site Speed

    • How to scale web design to improve page loading speed

      You might be thinking, what’s the fuss about website speed? What is important about the average page loading speed? According to Aberdeen Group, a 1-second delay in page load time yields: 11% fewer page views A 16% decrease in customer satisfaction A 7% loss in conversions Amazon reported an increased revenue of 1% for every 100 milliseconds improvement to their website speed while Wa.

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  • Page speed as a ranking factor: what you need to know

    … want to compete with the big boys, get a solid ranking for your mobile site and make some money from it, you need to take care of a few things. One of the most important ones is page speed. Become a technical SEO expert with our Technical SEO 1 training! » $ 199€ 199 - Buy now » Info The verdict is in Let’s look at some recent research: according…

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  • Metadata and SEO part 2: link rel metadata

    …, or (elements from) a page you link to. If implemented right, DNS prefetching will make sure a browser knows the IP address of the site linked and is ready to show the requested page. An example: Please note that if the website you are prefetching has performance issues, the speed gains might be little, or none. This could even depend on the time…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 12 readers -
  • All you need to master your site speed without getting overwhelmed

    … Poor website performance is one of the most widespread problems for business websites, yet it’s the most essential one hurting your business on many levels, from lost customers to bad reputation. These easy-to-use tools will help you solve the problem. Despite what some people may think, site speed is not a purely technical issue. Marketers…

    Ann Smarty/ Search Engine Watch- 26 readers -
  • Performance optimization in an HTTP/2 world

    … A revolution is currently going on in the underpinnings of the web. HTTP, the protocol your browser uses to connect to your site, has a new version: HTTP/2. This is not something that should concern the average user, but for web developers, it changes how we do performance optimization entirely. In this short article, I want to explain what…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 18 readers -
  • How speed affects your site’s performance [infographic]

    … Site speed is an important factor for SEO and conversion, but do we really understand its impact? There is increased online competition and a decreased attention span that makes it hard for a site to convert visits into sales, or even to increase traffic. Site speed can significantly affect a user’s decision on whether a visit to a page should…

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  • How to reduce HTTP requests to speed up your WordPress site

    …, the biggest improvement you can make is reducing the amount HTTP requests you send to the server. Additionally, making the files smaller through minification can also help speed things up. So, go forth and optimize your CSS and JavaScript! Lower those HTTP requests! Your visitors and servers will thank you for it. Read more: ‘Site speed: tools and suggestions’ » …

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  • How to get Google to crawl your site faster

    … A question that often pops up for sites that are chasing “hot topics” is: how to get Google to crawl our site faster? This could be either because you have a big site and want to see changes faster or because you’re optimizing a news site. There are a few things you can do to improve your crawl speed. We’ll cover them in this post. There…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Google How To's- 20 readers -
  • Google Index set to go ‘mobile-first’ within months

    …-friendly content. Although Google promised that non-mobile optimised content can still rank highly if it’s the best match for a query, having a mobile-only index may mean certain websites are excised from mobile SERPs all together. According to Gary Illyes, we may not be waiting long for the answers to these questions. We’ll keep you updated when we learn more. …

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin Google- 39 readers -
  • Three technologies you absolutely must have for better SEO

    …, mobile users performed more internet searches than desktop users. Google knew it had to do something. Enter Mobilegeddon, the algorithm change that Google rolled out on April 22, 2015. It was considered the apocalypse of the internet. Mobilegeddon promoted listings of mobile-friendly websites in the search results. Non-mobile-friendly sites were…

    Matt Morgan/ Search Engine Watch- 23 readers -
  • Google AMP update: who benefits the most?

    … Google continues to shake up mobile search in its goal to perfect user experience. Earlier this month, they announced that they will extend the reach of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to all mobile search engine results. Whereas the original rollout limited AMP results to the “Top Stories” carousel, this update will allow all types of publishers…

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  • 10 tips to get your website to the top of Google search

    …. It’s not great for evergreen appeal, but if you can be hot off the presses with good quality news stories than it can also be great for other sites linking to you as a source. Top Stories is the mobile equivalent of the desktop In the News section, and right now this section is filling up with Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). AMP is Google’s…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 30 readers -
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