Site Speed

    • 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 be prolonged (or repeated) and t ...

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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.

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  • Google Index set to go ‘mobile-first’ within months

    … behaviour. You’re already aware that more than half of all searches happen on mobile, but also if a page takes more than a few seconds to load, a user will abandon and visit somewhere else. Google has been working to make the user experience for mobile better, by introducing Accelerated Mobile Pages, making site speed a ranking factor and perhaps…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin Google- 25 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…

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  • Google AMP update: who benefits the most?

    … the framework, and Google estimates that there are 4 million new pages being indexed every week. With this latest change, we can expect to see adoption increase precipitously. Who will benefit from implementing AMP? Of course, this raises the question of which sites will benefit the most from AMP. According to Google’s Washington Post case study…

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

    … of your site. You’re welcome. 9) Speed up your website As I mentioned earlier, AMP is certainly helping to speed up the mobile web. Although it is controversial in nature, and isn’t necessarily the best solution to improving the speed of websites in general as it just feels like a ‘quick fix’. You do still need to prioritise the speed of your…

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  • Five absolutely vital elements for mobile SEO success

    … decision you can make regarding your mobile site. Responsive site: Responsive Web Design is a technique that allows you to show the exact same website, with the same website code, but the site conforms (or morphs), depending on the size of the screen. Sites like Starbucks, The Next Web, Mashable, Boston Globe, Drive Me Safely, and Hot Jobs Myanmar use…

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  • As Google AMP enters the mobile SERPs, some see lower CTRs

    … Last week, Google announced that Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are making their way into the organic mobile SERPs. While AMP is not a ranking signal, at least not yet, this announcement is a milestone for the initiative that Google launched earlier this year in an effort to speed up the mobile web. The search giant’s desire to make mobile web…

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  • Preparing for SEO in 2017: yes it’s that time already

    …, which is why a one second delay results in a 7% reduction in conversions. With AMP, Google can amplify the importance of speed. AMP was initially created for news sites. The format strips away all the extras of a website, helping it load faster. According to Google, using AMP can improve loading speeds by 15 to 85%. Mobile has also seen a growing…

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  • Google AMP is coming to organic search results

    … Six months ago, Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative was only available in the ‘Top Stories’ carousel of it search results. Now Google has announced that AMP support will be rolled out across the entire organic search results page. In a blog post published just a couple of hours ago, Google is previewing exactly how this new layout…

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  • Images: three optimisation tips to help speed up your site

    … People like fast websites and so does Google. In fact, your website’s speed is a ranking factor in Google search engine results. If your site loads quickly, it’s more likely to appear when people search for your brand. This along with the knowledge that a fast site provides a better user experience (UX), means that a faster website can lead…

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