UX: The impact of page load speed on users is likely much greater than its impact on Google rankings. Multiple studies have consistently documented the impact of page load speed on user experience – slow load times lead to user abandonment and decreased conversion rates. Scale does matter when discussing this benefit, though. An incremental improvement in conversion rate (which is huge for large e-retailers) may translate to a very small monetary benefit for websites with small traffic numbers. … [Read more...] about Web Hosting for Optimized Page Load Speed
Google web hosting wordpress
Which Site is Best for Your Business? If you’re just starting out with a blog and don’t really have long-term plans, I think you can go with either Google Blogger or WordPress.com. Both sites are free and offer plenty of options for the blogging newbie, however I lean towards WordPress, because (at least in my opinion) their chances of existing in the long-term are better than that of Google Blogger. … [Read more...] about Google Blogger vs. WordPress Search Engine Journal
Although Google provides adequate documentation, the only way to really test a plugin is to install it on a live site, which we did via WordPress' quick and efficient auto-installer. Rather than take you through every little detail, suffice it to say that everything is relatively quick and painless. The plugin would appear to do all the things it says it will do. … [Read more...] about New Google Publisher for WordPress: Simple SEO and Adsense or Another Pointless Plugin?
1. BlueHost Hosting over a million WordPress sites, BlueHost is one of the largest web hosting services online. It is one of the oldest hosts as well, having started in 1996. This web hosting service is rated #1 for small businesses. WordPress officially recommends this hosting provider to its clients. BlueHost offers free domain and site builder with templates. Its web hosting is especially useful during times of high traffic, since it never lets the site speed slow down. … [Read more...] about Episode 4: Best WordPress Hosts for Your Blog
Part 2: Filter Analytics Traffic Wisely When you’re just getting started, you should be fully aware of what is being taken out of your data set. To understand that, you have to compare. What I recommend to clients is that you create a separate view in Analytics and name it something like “bot traffic filtered”. To do this, click on “Admin”. Then in the right column under “View”, click on the drop down menu. Select “Create new view”. On the next screen, be sure you set your time zone to what’s appropriate; Google defaults to Pacific Time. If you forget this step, you won’t be comparing apples to apples in your new view. … [Read more...] about Ask an SEO: Filtering Referral Spam in Google Analytics