Site Speed - Page 2

  • 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- 24 readers -
  • 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- 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- 28 readers -
  • 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…

    Search Engine Watch- 20 readers -
  • 10 tips to get your website to the top of Google search

    … concentrating on the more recent developments. 1) Optimise for RankBrain RankBrain is Google’s machine-learning AI system, which has been revealed by Google to one of the top three ranking signals in its vast array of contributing factors. Google uses RankBrain to handle ambiguous or unique questions that have never been asked before. Brand new queries make…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 33 readers -
  • 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…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 29 readers -
  • As Google AMP enters the mobile SERPs, some see lower CTRs

    … pages load faster is obvious: slow, clunky pages that don’t provide a good user experience threaten Google’s mobile ad business. AMP, which is an open standard that consists of slimmed-down HTML and JavaScript, aims to make it possible for publishers to more easily create performant mobile experiences. But for all of AMP’s virtues, websites…

    Search Engine Watchin Google- 15 readers -
  • 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…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Watch- 33 readers -
  • Google AMP is coming to organic search results

    … Google reiterated today that AMP is not a ranking signal. “To clarify, this is not a ranking change for sites.” Google AMP is specifically designed to improve the mobile user experience offering stripped down versions of web pages that load instantly, have minimal navigation, are uncluttered with ads (for now) and require very little network…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 24 readers -
  • 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…

    Search Engine Watch- 19 readers -
  • Nine SEO techniques that take less than 15 minutes

    … I know. It’s the 21st century equivalent of ‘8 minute abs’. But bear with me on this… Search engine optimisation should be an ongoing process, mixing technical on-page techniques with quality content, good old fashioned marketing, plenty of research, tonnes of planning, masses of testing and all the while taking into account searcher intent…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 36 readers -
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