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Making Your Website Scrape-Proof: How to Thwart Content Thieves
Posted in: Getting Started   -   September 5, 2013
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As a website owner, you probably love the idea of thousands of people coming to your site every day. But what if most of those requests were automated, coming from bots and scrapers that wanted to harvest and collect your content and information for their own purposes? Clearly, not all website traffic is desirable. These […]

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4 Tips to Speed Up Your Responsive Website on Mobile
Posted in: Getting Started, Mobile, Speed Up Tips   -   August 31, 2013
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Introduction: When it comes to multi device web design, you really can’t beat responsive. Websites built using responsive design techniques such as fluid grids, flexible images and media queries are adaptive, interactive and provide a rich user ­experience. But many of the elements that make responsive websites beautiful and adaptive to screens of all shapes […]

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Caching everything – step by step
Posted in: Getting Started, Speed Up Tips   -   August 29, 2013
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Over the last five years we’ve seen a surge in web traffic. As you have surely read a hundred times before, handling the traffic in a timely manner is very important. Of the many tools you’ll need in your war-chest a caching reverse proxy is imperative to battle the ever increasing traffic. Caching reverse proxies […]

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Speeding up asset delivery from your Rails app
Posted in: CDN, Getting Started   -   August 26, 2013
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We all want our pages to load faster. Though the big picture of web performance is quite complex, payload size and location are two factors that can be minimized with a little effort. Here, we’ll look at how delivering static assets from a cookie-free domain via a content delivery network (CDN) can help reduce your […]

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Reducing HTTP Requests With jQuery Mobile
Posted in: Getting Started, Mobile, Speed Up Tips   -   August 22, 2013
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It’s been no secret in the industry that reducing HTTP requests helps to speed up the web, and it becomes even more important when optimizing for mobile. Every request that a mobile device makes is a relatively slow process for the device and the network it’s pulling from. Luckily jQuery Mobile took all of this into consideration […]

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Site Speed Can Significantly Impact SEO
Posted in: CDN, Getting Started, Performance Testing   -   August 19, 2013
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It’s common knowledge that the faster a website loads, the happier its users will be. That happiness manifests itself as more time spent on our pages and more revenue, so keeping page load-times down is definitely in our best interest. Google and Bing also take keeping their users happy very seriously. For the search engine […]

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Breaking Down Why Page Speed Matters
Posted in: Getting Started   -   August 13, 2013
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This guest post is by Austin Gunter from WP Engine, the premium managed WordPress hosting platform that specializes in delivering the fastest WordPress speeds possible. Austin Gunter is a writer and a blogger. Have you ever wondered just how fast your site actually needs to be to be in order to deliver the right level […]

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Thank you all!
Posted in: Getting Started   -   September 15, 2012
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Thank you to all of the following incredible sponsors and contributors for making this years Speed Awareness Month awesome: Giveaways Dyn for their tips on speeding up DNS and their free speed test Torbit for giving away one month of Insight free and their post on how to make your site faster UberTags for giving everyone […]

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Getting started with YSlow
Posted in: Getting Started   -   August 31, 2012
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YSlow is a tool that analyses your page and tells you why it’s slow. You can significantly reduce the page loading times and improve the user experience by running the tool and implementing its checklist-style suggestions. It also happens to be free and open source. Installation You can install YSlow from source, but it’s easier […]

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[Infographic] Fast vs. Slow Website: How it affects your bottom line.
Posted in: Getting Started, Speed Up Tips   -   August 29, 2012
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A fast loading website is so important to your bottom line that we have dedicated this whole month to it.  We posted a lot of great articles and many companies are giving away FREE web performance tools. (Make sure you grab them, there are only two days left!) To celebrate the end of Speed Awareness Month, we […]

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Boosting your website with Varnish
Posted in: Getting Started   -   August 6, 2012
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The team at Varnish Software is very proud of Varnish Cache, our open source web application acceleration software, the world´s best web optimizer if you ask us. Backing us up in this belief is a dedicated community of worldwide users that actively contribute to the continuous development and quality of Varnish. How can Varnish help […]

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Getting started with WebPagetest
Posted in: Getting Started   -   August 1, 2012
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Optimization (performance or otherwise) is usually a cycle of measure -> analyze -> adjust, repeated over and over until you reach your goal.  There are a ton of great tools and services for measuring the performance of a website but the basics are all generally the same.  As an introduction into the world of web […]

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Participate to make the web a faster place!
Posted in: Getting Started   -   July 14, 2012
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Webspeed is important, right? All the high traffic sites and top 1,000 e-commerce stores know about it and spend a lot of time and money on optimizing and monitoring their online properties. Case studies and facts like: Amazon loses 1% of sales for every 100ms it takes their site to load Mozilla shaved 2.2 seconds […]

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