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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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Why is my WordPress site running slow?
Posted in: CDN, Speed Up Tips   -   August 20, 2013

This guest post is by Sean O’Brien from Pagely®, the #1 rated managed WordPress hosting platform according to WPMU.org; Sean O’Brien is the director of marketing at Pagely® and a former search manager for WPP plc, the world’s largest advertising holding company by revenue. Are your plugins to blame? Plugins are a common cause of […]

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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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Your Stripe Integration is Costing You Money
Posted in: CDN, Ecommerce, Speed Up Tips   -   August 15, 2013

Setting up a basic Rails application to sell things using Stripe is generally straight forward. Getting the best performance out of your application, and the best conversion rates, can be tricky. Specifically, by using the standard integration instructions your application can be slow which can cost conversions. In this post I’m going to go over […]

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CDNperf – Understand How CDNs Perform
Posted in: CDN, Monitoring, Performance Testing   -   August 8, 2013

As you might well know, there are quite a few free JavaScript CDNs out there. The problem is, it can be difficult to understand how they perform relative to each other. This is something we managed to solve by developing CDNperf. In this post I’ll go through the brief history of the project to help […]

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Slow DNS Can Throw A Spanner In Your Conversion Rate Optimization Strategy
Posted in: DNS, Speed Up Tips   -   August 5, 2013
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We’re all well aware that page load times affect conversion rates. Sites lose a percentage of their conversions for every fraction of a second a page takes to load. 40% of visitors will abandon a shopping site if it takes more than three seconds to load, and for every second of delay conversion rates can […]

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