A fast server response time is one of the most important factors for site load speeds. It doesn’t matter how smushed your images are, how compressed your scripts, if the server takes seconds to respond.To a certain extent, there’s only so much you can control with your server. I’ve attempted to list as many factors as I can that can help you speed up your server, which in turn helps your site load quickly and your PageSpeed ranking increase.Reduce PluginsYes, I know. One of the primary selling points of WordPress is the ability to use plugins to dramatically expand functionality of the platform. If you’ve been using WordPress for long enough, you likely have a stable of plugins you can’t live without. Feature enhancements, security plugins, all sorts of customizations; they’re the creature comforts that make WordPress worth using.Some plugins are entirely passive and only apply to certain actions your users never see. A plugin that you run once to … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Your Server Response Time with WordPress
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Website developers are not always quite as savvy as SEO practitioners when it comes to creating websites that perform well in the SEO arena. Even though development requires a set of technical skills, different technical skills are required for SEO. By following a standard checklist, it can be possible to follow Google’s Webmaster guidelines while also getting ahead in the all-important competitive space in SEO. This checklist looks at things like site speed optimization, structured data, HTML improvements, cross-platform compatibility, and other development tasks from a developer’s perspective in the context of SEO. By examining these items in further detail, we can identify potential roadblocks and bottlenecks most commonly associated with the website development life cycle. This checklist identifies items routinely covered in Google’s webmaster tools, and then some, to ensure that you have all bases covered for a successful website optimization, every time. In … [Read more...] about A Complete SEO Checklist for Web Developers
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project is being launched today. Are you ready for it? In today’s column, I’ll give you an overview of the offering and show you how to get started with it. What Is AMP? This past October, Google announced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), a very accessible framework for creating fast-loading mobile web pages. The open-source initiative is designed to enable publishers to easily improve speed (and consequently, the user experience) for their mobile readership without sacrificing any ad revenue that they may rely upon. Although experienced developers can often achieve similar results through intensive performance optimizations, publishers often neglect this due to resource constraints. AMP allows these optimizations to be easily achieved without altering the primary mobile web experience. There’s also the added benefit of its future usage by Google and other prominent web technology companies, who are encouraging its use by … [Read more...] about How To Get Started With Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
So you’re going to redesign and relaunch your website. Congratulations! That’s certainly a major undertaking. But before your relaunch is live, you may want to perform an SEO audit, just to be safe. A proper SEO audit identifies potential SEO pitfalls prior to launch, giving you time to get issues fixed before you replace your current website. Unlike a general SEO audit on your website, an audit for a relaunching site is a bit of a different animal because you’re looking at and comparing two different sites: the old site versus the newly designed site. Relaunch audits also come with their own set of challenges. Many of the tools used to perform an audit require a website to be accessible on the web to scan the site, but when you’re doing a redesign, the new website may be hidden behind password-protected gates or may be on an internal server, inaccessible to these tools. When performing a relaunch audit, I break it down into two main pieces: pre-launch and … [Read more...] about Relaunching your website? Don’t forget an SEO audit!
As a PHP developer with many years of experience, I have worked with several different frameworks. Recently, I came up with the idea to write an article for beginners who want to start learning PHP. Below is the overview of the most popular frameworks, based on my personal experience. For comparison, the following frameworks have been selected: Yii, Laravel, Symfony, Zend, CakePHP, CodeIgniter. The frameworks have been compared according to the following criteria: Simplicity and installation of the framework Documentation Flexibility PSR compatibility Project applications Yii 2 is a high-performance PHP framework which enables you to quickly develop a program. This framework can design small, medium, and large projects such as blogs, corporate websites, online shops, portals, CMS systems, RESTful programs, etc. Like most PHP frameworks, Yii uses the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern. Yii is a full-stack framework which includes a large number of ready-made and tested tools, … [Read more...] about A Guide to Popular PHP Frameworks for Beginners