Search Engine Optimization
Recently I was contacted by a customer inquiring about what steps they should take to improve their website speed.
This customer was adamant that their website ranking was greatly suffering because of it. While I don’t disagree with their assessment, let me be clear that ranking on page one of Google or any other search engine was not solely because of website performance, or lack of.
Website performance is a factor, but not in the case of this customer. In fact, this customer’s overall website performance and SEO health puts their competition to shame upon further review of keyword ranking, backlink profile and domain authority.
Nevertheless, I discussed and walked the customer through a step-by-step process for what to check for to determine how to improve website performance, checking the following: Continue reading
It’s been one week since I boarded a plane from Orlando heading back to good ole’ Austin, Texas.
I thought I’d take a moment to share a few thoughts and interactions from my MERGE! 2018 experience. Continue reading
Conferences like MERGE! tend to move at a lightening speed in person while it can be perceived as a long time when seeing the outlay of time on paper.
Although many points were about about bootstrapping, one of the key takeaways from Stefan’s presentation was how bootstrappers should constantly ask the following 4 questions at every twist and turn in their journey: Continue reading
It’s hard to believe a year has passed since MERGE! burst onto the scene in its inaugural debut.
Many attendees have converged to meet in Orlando, Florida this year at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Area to pick up where we left off last year discussing an array of digital principles — Domains, Hosting, Digital Search, CMS, Cryptocurrency, IP, Blockchain, eCommerce and Security. Continue reading
While settling down and preparing for the next day, I took a quick break to visit Domaining.com to discover any breaking domain industry news.
If you’re not familiar with Domaining.com, it’s a curation of publishers and bloggers that produce newsworthy content in regards to the domain industry news.
In fact, you’ll likely find a few articles written by yours truly as a contributing writer for TheDomains.com and DomainNameWire.com.
Nevertheless, always checking at the top of the morning and again at mid day, there was not much news that had taken place over the course of the day.
However, there was an article written by Morgan Linton — There a new domaining blog in town – welcome NZ Domainer — that caught my eye. Continue reading
I’m back with another tutorial that aims to help you not only resolve a longstanding WordPress challenge, but it will also increase the overall website performance.
Today’s tutorial comes by way of a recent customer inquiry I fielded not to long ago. The customer’s WordPress website had been integrated to use CloudFlare — if you’re not using this service, then you need to start ASAP.
I’ve integrated a number of WordPress websites to use CloudFlare, and all have witnessed increase performance, which has led to a bump in organic search traffic.
Although this particular customer’s website had been integrated with CloudFlare, there remained a number of challenges — browser caching, 30+ external CSS and JS files, and good ole’ WordPress version query parameters appended to static resources. Continue reading