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Relevant content affects SEO more than speed. Always! Speed affects user experience. And user experience (UX) eventually reduces bounce rate, improves dwell time, and increases clickthru. Those then indicate user intent. Google likes user intent for ranking sites.
In the end, improving qualified traffic boils down to credibility. Qualified traffic are people who have a budget, have authority to buy, and a real need for what you offer. Credibility is trustworthiness, expertise, and enthusiasm.
Speed is a subliminal quality indicator that you care about your site visitors and their horrible frustration with slow loading pages. Don’t be apathetic. Be kind. Use planning (strategy) to create a fast website. Here are tons of tips about speed strategy. Get speed.
Technobabble sounds like sophisticated language. But it's incomprehensible techno-jargon. It conveys a false impression of meaningful scientific content. It’s deceptive,
"I was thinking of using a theme like GeneratePress - or Astra. They seem to be the fastest but, now
This is a heads up.
We have no vendetta, grudge, or beef with WP Buffs.
They seem like nice people.
But, WP Buffs
A site is in serious trouble. Seventeen of 33 plugins have package sizes above 100k compressed (gzip). The site's pages
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Google edicts! We're sick of them. The HTTPS speed penalty is incredible. To us, it’s horrible and appalling. There is
You'll weep when you read Google’s 200 Ranking Factors: The Complete List (2018). Because it's so sad? No. Because it's so overwhelming.
We're talking violation of trust or confidence - low ethical business and technological shoddiness. Even two-faced, double-standards.
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There's no WordPress dipstick to check SEO levels.
If you've seen a reduction in page rank, the estimated time for Google
Incsub, LLC (aka WPMU DEV) have the art of producing customer fear down to a science. For example, you can
"CloudFlare has released a new privacy-focused DNS service that runs on IP 18.104.22.168. They supposedly rotate logs every 24 hours
Our suggestions for radical site surgery:
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Use a theme that's fast loading. And we don't mean "mediocre" fast. We mean faster
There are several themes proven to work great with Elementor. But it's not the theme's fault if your site is
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LiteSpeed claims advantages over common Apache servers.
We recently evaluated a London-based site's home page for speed opportunities. Load times on Pingdom were: 2.05 seconds, 1.95s, 1.85s
Some sites we evaluate for speed testing are using free Cloudflare CDN services. A CDN (content distribution network) is a
Remove third-party services like Hubspot, Jivo chat and Optinmonster. They are much more significant than font removal for speed improvement.
While we're not selling jewels, the Shopify aesthetic at Awe grabbed our attention. The UX and speed leave a lot
Online speed test scores are especially useless. These include lame tests like Google PageSpeed Insights. Many test-result recommendations don’t make
Something we see bogging down homepages is the faddish inclusion of a huge Google Maps dynamic graphic. Often the trendy
WordPress version 5.0.3 core is 20 milliseconds faster that 4.9.8.
Is that significant?
So Gutenberg isn't slowing anything down? Nope. Not
SiteGround isn't always kind to their customers. We probably only get whiners coming to PagePipe searching for change. Speed anxiety
We mean no offense to Hristo Pandjarov.
He's the author of SiteGround's free ebook. "SPEED MATTERS: 21 Expert Tips to an
The LTI SEO plugin is the lightest SEO (search engine optimization) plugin built. It's installed and still works on various
Just did a quick test. HotJar adds 500 milliseconds to your page load time - globally. THAT move blows 25
Normally, we write about releases of default themes - and we torture test it for speed. Not so in the
PHP 7 is twice as fast as PHP 5.x and requires one fraction of the server memory.
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We evaluated 35 theme candidates. All are available as free downloads from the WordPress theme repository. They came to our
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Changing a site for mere redecoration is absurd. Aesthetic design alterations rarely make
"I’m using GeneratePress (or Astra or whatever) and I’ve heard that the Hello theme is a lot faster, do you
Google updated their Think-With-Google testmysite tool. We thought we'd check it out and see if it gave us any valid
In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is a virgin goddess of architecture.
Tiny Hestia is a free child-theme that strips down the
If you search the phrase “Essential WordPress Plugins,” you’ll get about 7.4 million results. They all tend to regurgitate suggestions
Aggregator websites collect and post syndicated material from around the Web, including news, specialized publishing, or the latest bargains and
"If you do decide to go for cheap WordPress hosting, you should expect your site to go down from time
PagePipe ComboPack includes:
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issue #2 - Fly.Me - Hummingbird plugin
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." We couldn't agree more. But we know, the WordPress world breaks on a
Very heavy plugins usually consume database and RAM resources on the server host. With these specs, we're not interested in
Speed affects Search Engine Optimization (SEO) indirectly. That's right. Not DIRECTLY - indirectly!
Speed is a component of User Experience (UX).
Certain falsehoods about web speed are repeated over and over on blogs that should know better. They drive us crazy.
Because you like Elementor pagebuilder, does that mean you're a speed fool? No. Lots of people like Elementor (3,000,000+). But
You've done everything to make your site fast. You don't want to start over and ruin your investment. You could
Are Progressive Web Apps a remarkable phenomenon? Or another fad touted as rescuing mobile experiences?
Should you convert to Progressive Web Apps?
PLUGIN SURGERY FOR SALE
PagePipe speed services uncover real speed problems fast. And we discover unrealized speed potential, too. Many web
Some people complain the WordPress Twenty-sixteen theme is old-fashioned or plain. We think it's fine for certain jobs. If the
If we authored a WordPress dream theme, what specifications would we use for extreme mobile speed optimization?
Here what we've prayed
From experience, speed deal killers include Activecampaign, Facebook Ads, and Google Ads. You have no control over what's served nor
You have many, many choices when it comes to adding an email sign-up form to your WordPress website. There are
Popular premium WordPress themes have a big commonality: They claim they do anything. In fact, the Divi theme's motto is
The point of diminishing speed returns is when you damage profitability. Then you're into the realm of fanaticism. We've been
We turn conventional speed wisdom on its head. Sixty-four active plugins - on our site - load in under a
The WP Speed Guru promise: Pay $69 and learn how to make your site lightning fast. Baloney.
So we decided to
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