Site Speed

    • What is HTTP/2 and how does it benefit SEO?

      The HTTP/2 protocol was published in 2015 with the aim of creating a faster, more secure Internet. Adoption has been gradual and is ongoing, but there are clear benefits for marketers who make the upgrade. So what exactly is HTTP/2 and how does it affect SEO? The variety and quantities of information transferred on the Internet have changed dramatically in the past decade.

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    • Create a website with SEO in mind: Technical pointers

      After a lot of its and buts, you have finally decided to create a website. A personal website for yourself, or that long overdue website for your business. You know you have to think about design and should supply well-written texts. You’ve already been inquiring about that thing called hosting. You may even have called someone that can build your website for you.

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    • Where SEO and UX meet on your site

      At Yoast, we think SEO only works when you use a holistic approach. Just optimizing your page titles isn’t enough. It’s also about site speed and user experience (UX), and great content is obviously a huge part of it. In a holistic approach, SEO has a lot of “teammates” that have to work together. In this post, we’ll go into a number of areas where SEO and UX meet.

      Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 15 readers -
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  • What may be slowing your site down (and how to fix it)

    … A slow site is a slow death for a brand. Whether you have a blog, an online storefront or anything else, your viewers need to able to form a positive impression fast. You have to be able to load a page quickly to pull that off. Back in 2012, there was a study that found it takes under 3 seconds for people to decide whether or not your site…

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  • Why site speed is as important as ever on the visual web

    … In 2017 there has been a lot of focus around the impending mobile-first index and serving content through HTTPS. But there have also been two other important unfashionable topics lingering in the shadows: cybersecurity and site speed. Since 2010, Google have publicly acknowledged that they take into account page load speed and site speed…

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  • Ask Yoast Case study: SEO for architects

    … In our Ask Yoast case studies we give SEO advice for websites in a specific market or industry. This time: the website of Slemish Design Studio Architects, the business site of an architect duo. The architects told us that they get great responses from their clients, but is their website optimized for search engines as well? We’ll dive…

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  • How to scale web design to improve page loading speed

    … milliseconds improvement to their website speed while Walmart, also found that every 1-second increase in page speed resulted in a 2% increase in conversions. Source The speed of your website additionally impacts your organic search rankings because Google, since 2010, has included site speed as a signal in its ranking algorithm. Basically, your web…

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

    It’s official: Google announced that page speed will be a ranking factor in its mobile-first index. But what does that mean? There’s no beating around the bush anymore: you should work on making your site as fast and accessible as possible. Don’t wait, do it now. I mean it. For years, we’ve been bombarded by one message: mobile is going to take over the world.

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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- 16 readers -
  • All you need to master your site speed without getting overwhelmed

    … have been talking about the necessity to speed up your page load for ages. Not only does poor page load time hurt your site usability, but it also hinders your rankings (by screwing your page engagement metrics), conversions, social media marketing campaign performance and so on. Fixing the page load time issue is not that easy though. It does take…

    Ann Smarty/ Search Engine Watch- 31 readers -
  • Performance optimization in an HTTP/2 world

    …. If a simple HTTP/2 test shows you that a site is capable of using HTTP/2, quite a few of the site speed suggestions are moot. Their documentation speaks of “networking round trips” that simply, in an HTTP/2 environment, don’t happen. There are people at Google that understand this, of course. This presentation by Ilya Gregorik in 2015 already shows all of that. Read more: ‘Site speed: tools and suggestions’ » …

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  • 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

    … Having a website, online shop or blog that’s fast is a must nowadays. A fast website doesn’t only give your visitors a much better experience, but it also helps your website to rank. Sending fewer HTTP requests to the server can improve the loading times of your website. But why is that? What are HTTP requests? HTTP requests are requests that get…

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

    … As if you haven’t experienced enough turbulence in the last few months, what with the release of Penguin 4.0 and the proliferation of AMP through organic SERPs, Google has announced that it will soon be splitting its index between mobile and desktop. Speaking at Pubcon last week, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst Gary Illyes stated that Google…

    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- 27 readers -
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