Page Speed: Leverage browser caching gtmetrix

What is browser caching? Every time a browser loads a webpage it has to download all the web files to properly display the page. This includes all the HTML, CSS, javascript and images. Some pages pages might only consist of a few files and be small in size – maybe a couple of kilobytes. For […]
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How to add google page rank checker function to your wordpress website

How to add google page rank checker function to your wordpress website PageRank is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. PageRank was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. PageRank is a way of measuring the importance of website pages. According to Google: PageRank […]
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Enable Gzip Compression for gtmetrix page speed

Enable gzip compression Reduce the size of files sent from your server to increase the speed to which they are transferred to the browser. Reduce sizes of pages by up to 70% Increase page speed Cost-benefit ratio: high Access needed to the .htaccess files or server administration files The code below should be added to […]
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GTmetrix Tools: A Good Way to Improve Your Website SEO

Speed matters.

Studies show that users leave a site if it hasn’t loaded in 4 seconds; keep your users happy and engaged by providing a fast performing website!

GTmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site’s performance and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues.

As if you didn’t need more incentive, Google has announced that they are using page speed in their ranking algorithm.


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Using The Pingdom Full Page Test Tool

Are your web pages loading too slowly? One of the coolest web tools I’ve played with is the Pingdom Full Page Test tool. If you head on over to their webpage, you can input in your url, and the tool will simulate how your page is loaded in a web browswer. It will load all your HTML, CSS, Javascript, RSS, and Flash and give you the size and load times for each.

The tool gives you a nice graphical display of the various elements on your page. On the left hand side is a timeline which shows the load time of each object. On the right is the size of a particular element. Results can be sorted by a variety of factors, including load order and load time.

 

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