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5 Steps For Improving Page Speed


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This video shows 5 quick and easy steps that you can take to speed up your WordPress site.

Page speed (load time) has been a ranking factor considered by Google since 2010: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/04/using-site-speed-in-web-search-ranking.html

While there is conflicting opinions regarding how much of a ranking factor page speed really is, one thing that all can agree on is that a fast loading page means a happier visitor. Happier visitors tend to stay on the site longer (high Time On Site).

On the other hand, a slow loading page annoys most people. That’s when they hit the “back” button (considered a bounce) and find another site.

And since we know that Bounce Rate and Time On Site are considered important for SEO ranking, then it stands to reason, in my opinion, that page speed IS a ranking factor.

One of the common problems for a lot of WordPress sites are that the themes don’t always load fast. Add to that the number and type of plugins and you can wind up with some really slow load times.

After testing many caching plugins and various page speed tweaks, I have boiled down a simple and quick way to speed load times considerably with about 5 minutes of work:

5 Steps For Improving Page Speed

  1. Test Site Using GTMetrix.com
  2. Optimize Images
  3. Install W3 Total Cache
  4. Enable Caching (Browser & Page)
  5. Optimize Database – Install GD Press Tools Plugin

Re-test with GTMetrix and you should have seen notable improvement. If more is still needed at this point, you can add a CDN (Content Delivery Network). I will be producing another training video about how to set a CDN up using Amazon CloudFront in my next installment.

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Changing the Yoast RSS Feed Back to Dofollow

In this video I show how to quickly and easily change the Yoast SEO RSS Feed settings back so that the attribution links are dofollow links.

In November of 2013, the Yoast developers decided that they were going to hard code the attribution link with the nofollow attribute. And they didn’t give us an option!

Well, if you’re intentionally syndicating your content for SEO purposes and your using your RSS feed to do it, then this has reduced the effectiveness of the inbound links produced by your feed.

So I have found a way to fix this with very little effort. This video will show you how.

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