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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,
"If you do decide to go for cheap WordPress hosting, you should expect your site to go down from time
No plugin trickery required for this Time To First Byte measurement magic.
Find out what your server's TTFB really is.
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When it comes to fonts, there are many web myths and unsaid facts. Especially concerning mobile speed.
The Google Fonts API
If you search the phrase “Essential WordPress Plugins,” you’ll get about 7.4 million results. They all tend to regurgitate suggestions
We evaluated 35 theme candidates. All are available as free downloads from the WordPress theme repository. They came to our
Google hedges about speed policy like Core Web Vitals. Not every criteria Google preaches about speed makes a difference in
We're testing the free Ajax Load More plugin. We're not happy with the styling yet. But we'll get that figured
Remove third-party services like Hubspot, Jivo chat and Optinmonster. They are much more significant than font removal for speed improvement.
Can you fix 377 poor URLs - and get me some good green speed scores?
The majority of my blog visitors
"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 22.214.171.124. 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
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
“Statistics” and bloviations from SEO gurus say more searches are from mobile devices. Some sources say the growth in mobile
Some sites we evaluate for speed testing are using free Cloudflare CDN services. A CDN (content distribution network) is a
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
We mean no offense to Hristo Pandjarov.
He's the author of SiteGround's free ebook. "SPEED MATTERS: 21 Expert Tips to an
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
The LTI SEO plugin is the lightest SEO (search engine optimization) plugin built. It's installed and still works on various
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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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
Aggregator websites collect and post syndicated material from around the Web, including news, specialized publishing, or the latest bargains and
I got 100/100 in GTMetrix. Is my site now good enough?
Scores represent principles that make little speed difference for most
"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
Certain falsehoods about web speed are repeated over and over on blogs that should know better. They drive us crazy.
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?
Because you like Elementor pagebuilder, does that mean you're a speed fool? No. Lots of people like Elementor (3,000,000+). But
From experience, speed deal killers include Activecampaign, Facebook Ads, and Google Ads. You have no control over what's served nor
Some people complain the WordPress Twenty-sixteen theme is old-fashioned or plain. We think it's fine for certain jobs. If the
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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