9 Deadly Mistakes that Make Sites Slow

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

Lazy Load Social Buttons with Socialite.js

Today I had a fantastic day with the web team at Angie’s List. Angie’s List has been developing their site into an incredible resource library… and all the while they’ve continued to speed up their site. Their pages load at blinding speed. If you don’t believe me, pop up this page on Garage Doors. The page incorporates images, video, and social buttons… and still loads in milliseconds. Comparing their site to mine is like racing

10 Features Missing From Your Blog

Some of the feedback I’ve received from readers is that I’ve not been providing a lot of feedback about blogging on Martech Zone. So – today I thought I’d take a different approach and look at the technology around your blogging program to provide readers with a checklist of features to review and ensure their blog has. Robots.txt – If you go to the root (base address) of your domain, add robots.txt to the address.

What Are We Missing? Or Who’s Missing Us?

Robert Scoble asks, What are the tech bloggers missing? Your business! The post hit a nerve with me. Robert is absolutely right! As I read my RSS feeds on a daily basis, I’m tired of the same crap over and over again. Are Microsoft and Yahoo! talking again? Is Steve Jobs still running Apple? As Facebook continues to grow exponentially, will the ad revenue continue to suck? What is each founder of each mega-dot-com doing