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Microsoft Tests Specialized Chips for Increased Search Speed

Microsoft developed a new board, “Catapult,” that contains a reprogrammable chip aimed at solving the problem of slow search result loading.

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Faster WordPress: Need For Speed by @BrianHarnish

Nothing is more frustrating to an internet user than a slow website. You wait 3 seconds…4 seconds…10 seconds…and your site is still loading. Research has shown if your site takes more than four seconds to load, you could lose up to 25% of your visitors. Sites that take 10 seconds to load lose up to 35-40% of their visitors, according to KISSmetrics. When building your WordPress site, it is extremely important to observe best practices for coding and website design to help minimize load time. These methods will help you build a solid website with fast load times. Always Optimize Your Images You […]

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Site Speed vs Responsive Design: Which is More Important? by @albertcostill

Some of you may recall the early days of the Internet. It was an amazing experience to have all of this information at your fingertips and be able to chat with people from all over the world. But, it was also a very dark time. For those who didn’t experience the days of AOL, everyone had to use their phone-line to connect to the Internet instead of an Ethernet cable. This meant two things: You couldn’t use the phone and if someone called, you could get kicked off. That was pretty frustrating when you were playing a game or downloading a […]

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4 Tips to Increase Site Speed and SEO Rankings – Business 2 Community


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4 Tips to Increase Site Speed and SEO Rankings
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While it can be easy to fixate on link building when focusing on your website's SEO, the speed of your website should not be overlooked. Particularly if you've spent the time and resources to have a mobile friendly responsive site created for your

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SEO 101: How Important is Site Speed in 2014? by @albertcostill

Even incredibly patient people can’t stand waiting in lines – whether that’s at the bank, airport, or pizzeria. We either get bored or angry that it’s taking longer than expected. In fact, businesses learn all about this in Queuing Theory – which uses data to determine if a business should hire more employees or add an additional elevator shaft. This theory has more recently been used in analyzing web servers. Why? Because waiting for a website to load is no different from waiting in line for a delicious slice of pizza. We want that pizza now. And if it takes too […]

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Breaking Down Page Speed Events For SEO Gain – Search Engine Land

Breaking Down Page Speed Events For SEO Gain
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We all know page speed is important to SEO, but how can we accurately — and quickly — assess if our performance is good enough? Identify where the issues actually lie? While Google's Page Speed tool is excellent for diagnosing page issues, site-wide …

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Breaking Down Page Speed Events For SEO Gain

It’s important to get clear the value of changes in terms of SEO impact before allocating in-demand tech time to work on fixes. To throw up just one example: if your page returns in less than one second what impact will fixing render-blocking CSS have on absolute page load times?



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Microsoft’s Catapult Project Aims To Speed Bing Search, Improve Relevancy

A major datacenter project at Microsoft could lead to faster and more relevant search results on the company’s 5-year-old search engine, Bing. The Catapult project is a collaboration between Microsoft researchers and the Bing team that was presented Monday at an industry conference on…



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Weekly SEO Tip: Page Speed Doesn’t Matter Without Mobile Design – The Content Standard by Skyword (blog)

Weekly SEO Tip: Page Speed Doesn't Matter Without Mobile Design
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After you spend countless hours perfecting your SEO writing processes to attract the attention of Web searchers and search engines, the last thing you want is to be punished for how your Web content loads on a mobile device. Of course, most expert SEOs …

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Websites Fail Page Speed Test: 4 Things You Need to Know [Study]

Internet marketing company Portent recently tested 500 e-commerce sites using YSlow to gather basic performance data and found 50 percent of the websites audited had an average load time of 5+ seconds with a standard deviation of 8 seconds.

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