Site Performance After Hosting Upgrade

The last week of July was a very painful week for this website. Our previous hosting company was having a world of difficulty through an ongoing Denial of Service attack and, combined with a particularly alarming security breach, it was time to leave. Despite lengthy periods of outage and a slow ftp connection, I managed […]

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Improving Site Speed – Talk About The Business Benefit

For many months now, webmasters have been responding to signals from Google that page speed would soon become a ranking factor. Very recently, Google confirmed that for a limited set of queries, Google.com (US) results are influenced by page load times (around 1% of queries). Although you shouldn’t panic about this announcement, it may be […]

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Tools to Speed Up Your Site

Matt Cutts recently referred to a movement inside Google to begin using page load times as part of the organic ranking algorithm, describing the factor as one of his ‘what to expect in 2010? bullet points in a presentation at PubCon Vegas 2009. Photo by: lrargerich Most webmasters and SEO’s have seen this as a […]

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