The online environment has changed dramatically in the last two years. But most sites haven’t. And most site owners are still following the conventional, rehashed wisdom of a gazillion shiny new and me too posts telling them what they need to have on their site to be successful. It’s time to rethink all that.
Ever wonder how WordPress performs right out the box? I put a new installation through every major online testing service. Included are notes and full screenshots with summaries, waterfalls, performance scores, and request details. Testing tools include Pingdom, GTMetrix, WebPageTest, and WebSitePulse. Feel free to use it as a baseline to compare your site performance scores.
All content marketers want their posts to go viral. But some social share buttons are major performance and security offenders. And some even track viewers who share your posts, which is a privacy issue. See the eye-opening results of 13-point, head-to-head tests on 12 of the most popular social share button plugins and how the one your using stacks up.
If you’ve had an online business for long, it’s likely that your hosting account is in a mess, and you probably don’t even know how bad it is. It could be full of abandoned sites orphaned files from deleted plugins orphaned database tables from deleted plugins or clogged with tons of old emails. All of […]
Google Analytics will soon be known as Universal Analytics. There are two steps to upgrade. Plus, there are several ways to connect analytics to your website. This is not something you want to put off, as Google will eventually deprecate the old analytics code. I’ll show you a quick way to check your analytics account […]
Can your website perform faster if it has better security? Absolutely! In fact, better security may be the only reason your site performs at all when there is a surge in bot attacks. Read on to see how performance is tied directly to security and what you can do to improve both on your site.
Improve site performance 300%. This is the first in a series of posts on exactly how to improve site performance. Everything in the series is based on exhaustive testing that details the test conditions and exactly what each change improved.
Website hosts and domain providers are struggling to keep your site live in the face of bot and hacker attacks that are increasing in both frequency and intensity. Here’s what you need to know and what you can do to help your site stay available.