Reading Time: 4 minutes While you manage the registration of a domain at a domain registrar, it’s not always a great idea to manage where and how your domain resolves all of its other DNS entries to resolve your email, subdomains, host, etc. Your domain registrars’ primary business is selling domains, not ensuring that your domain can resolve quickly, managed easily, and has redundancy built-in. What is DNS Management? DNS Management are platforms that control Domain Name System server
Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve written, to a great extent, the impact of speed on your users’ behavior. And, of course, if there’s an impact on user behavior, there’s an impact on search engine optimization. Most people don’t realize the number of factors involved in the simple process of typing in a web page and having that page load for you. Now that half of almost all site traffic is mobile, it’s also imperative to have lightweight, really fast
Reading Time: 3 minutes Whenever I describe ranking to my customers, I use the analogy of a boat race where Google is the ocean and all of your competitors are other boats. Some boats are bigger and better, some old and barely staying afloat. Meanwhile, the ocean is moving as well… with storms (algorithm changes), waves (search popularity crests and troughs), and of course the continued popularity of your own content. There are often times where I can identify
Reading Time: 2 minutes When graphic designers and photographers output their final images, they’re typically not optimized to reduce the file size. I was speaking with Caleb Lane, a WordPress security and optimization consultant, and he noticed that the image sizes on our site were quite large (in addition to numerous other issues he’s going to help us optimize). Thanks to Erik Deckers for the introduction! Having large images doesn’t mean that you need to have large image sizes.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Slow websites influence bounce rates, conversion rates, and even your search engine rankings. That said, I’m surprised by the number of sites that are still gruelingly slow. Adam showed me a site today hosted on GoDaddy that was taking in excess of 10 seconds to load. That poor person thinks they’re saving a couple bucks on hosting… instead they’re losing tons of money because prospective clients are bailing on them. We’ve grown our readership quite