Have you ever tested the speed and page response time of your blog or web site with GTMetrix? What about Alexa and Google Webmaster Tools? What do they report about the speed of your site? Is it good, average or outright slow?
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Given the increasing importance that Google and other major search engines may attribute to the speed of a web site, to calculate its ranking inside search engine result pages, it is certainly a good idea not to let things get too bad before you start doing something serious about it.
But given the explosion of third-party widgets, extensions and plug-ins being adopted by online publishers, which provide additional useful features to existing web sites but which also noticeably tax web site performance, what are the best methods to optimize page load time given the above situation?
In this MasterNewMedia digest, you can find a collection of the best articles and reports we have published on the tools, the techniques and methods to speed your web site page load times.
All the details, here below:
In this guide you will find a specially selected set of online tutorials and tools to help you find out everything you need to know about how to speed up your website, including a new, two-part unreleased tutorial from Drazen Dobrovodski, MasterNewMedia own webmaster.
by Drazen Dobrovodski - January 11th, 2010
Google will soon start using the speed response of your web site together with the other factors that determine your ranking in the Google SERPS, but are you prepared? In this guide you will find a detailed manual on how to optimize your web site code in order to make your web site significantly faster than it is now.
by Drazen Dobrovodski - January 18th, 2010
by Drazen Dobrovodski - November 9th, 2010
by Drazen Dobrovodski - November 16th, 2010
In this guide, MasterNewMedia tech director Drazen Dobrovodski, explores most underrated aspects of website monitoring and testing. You need to keep under check your own web site and of all the specific performance, load and speed indicators which can indicate whether your site is performing and serving your content in the best and most efficient way or not.
by Drazen Dobrovodski - May 24th, 2010
To appreciate in detail the impact and consequences that slow loading web pages cause on your online readers, usability expert Jakob Nielsen has granted MasterNewMedia official permission to share in full his research update on this very topic.
by Jakob Nielsen - June 29th, 2010
Originally prepared by Robin Good, Daniele Bazzano and Elia Lombardi for MasterNewMedia, and first published on January 20th, 2011 as "How To Improve Your Website Speed: The Best 2010 Articles and Reports From MasterNewMedia".
How To Make Your Website Faster - Part 1: Best Tutorials And Tools To Speed Up Your Website - Chris Lamphear
How To Make Your Website Faster - Part 2: How To Optimize Your Website Code For Speed - norebbo
How To Monitor and Test Your Website - alexsl
Why Website Speed And Page Load Times Are So Important To Your Online Readers - Clipart
Originally written by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia.