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Knowledge-base sharing speed strategy.
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.
The WP Speed Guru promise: Pay $69 and learn how to make your site lightning fast. Baloney.
So we decided to
“Statistics” and bloviations from SEO gurus say more searches are from mobile devices. Some sources say the growth in mobile
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LiteSpeed claims advantages over common Apache servers.
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
Remove third-party services like Hubspot, Jivo chat and Optinmonster. They are much more significant than font removal for speed improvement.
The point of diminishing speed returns is when you damage profitability. Then you're into the realm of fanaticism. We've been
Some sites we evaluate for speed testing are using free Cloudflare CDN services. A CDN (content distribution network) is a
PHP 7 is twice as fast as PHP 5.x and requires one fraction of the server memory.
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Popular premium WordPress themes have a big commonality: They claim they do anything. In fact, the Divi theme's motto is
Because you like Elementor pagebuilder, does that mean you're a speed fool? No. Lots of people like Elementor (3,000,000+). But
"I was thinking of using a theme like GeneratePress - or Astra. They seem to be the fastest but, now
Certain falsehoods about web speed are repeated over and over on blogs that should know better. They drive us crazy.
Just did a quick test. HotJar adds 500 milliseconds to your page load time - globally. THAT move blows 25
The LTI SEO plugin is the lightest SEO (search engine optimization) plugin built. It's installed and still works on various
Some people complain the WordPress Twenty-sixteen theme is old-fashioned or plain. We think it's fine for certain jobs. If the
PLUGIN SURGERY FOR SALE
PagePipe speed services uncover real speed problems fast. And we discover unrealized speed potential, too. Many web
Something we see bogging down Home pages is the faddish inclusion of a huge Google Maps dynamic graphic. Often the
SiteGround isn't always kind to their customers. We probably only get whiners coming to PagePipe searching for change. Speed anxiety
Normally, we write about releases of default themes - and we torture test it for speed. Not so in the
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." We couldn't agree more. But we know, the WordPress world breaks on a
In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is a virgin goddess of architecture.
Tiny Hestia is a free child-theme that strips down the
Aggregator websites collect and post syndicated material from around the Web, including news, specialized publishing, or the latest bargains and
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
Are Progressive Web Apps a remarkable phenomenon? Or another fad touted as rescuing mobile experiences?
Should you convert to Progressive Web Apps?
Speed affects Search Engine Optimization (SEO) indirectly. That's right. Not DIRECTLY - indirectly!
Speed is a component of User Experience (UX).
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 184.108.40.206. They supposedly rotate logs every 24 hours
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
If you search the phrase “Essential WordPress Plugins,” you’ll get about 7.4 million results. They all tend to regurgitate suggestions
"I’m using GeneratePress (or Astra or whatever) and I’ve heard that the Hello theme is a lot faster, do you
Very heavy plugins usually consume database and RAM resources on the server host. With these specs, we're not interested in
We evaluated 35 theme candidates. All are available as free downloads from the WordPress theme repository. They came to our
Everyone wants to hear the truth about speed
- until Steve Teare opens his mouth.
Speed Truth Hurts - Sometimes
Your theme and
You've done everything to make your site fast. You don't want to start over and ruin your investment. You could
PagePipe ComboPack includes:
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issue #2 - Fly.Me - Hummingbird plugin
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Changing a site for mere redecoration is absurd. Aesthetic design alterations rarely make
"If you do decide to go for cheap WordPress hosting, you should expect your site to go down from time
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 mean no offense to Hristo Pandjarov.
He's the author of SiteGround's free ebook. "SPEED MATTERS: 21 Expert Tips to an
Google updated their Think-With-Google testmysite tool. We thought we'd check it out and see if it gave us any valid
Google edicts! We're sick of them. The HTTPS speed penalty is incredible. To us, it’s horrible and appalling. There is
We turn conventional speed wisdom on its head. Sixty-four active plugins - on our site - load in under a
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