Website Performance

Whether or not your website is popular, it is important to regularly analyze your site in terms of its performance to gauge how well it meets the needs of its visitors. This category contains articles related to website traffic patterns, conversions, and other performance metrics.

Useful Insights From WordCamp Chicago 2011

WordCamp Chicago 2011 was a success! Not only was it the biggest that Chicago had seen, it was jam-packed with useful information about all aspects of WordPress. Here are some tips for improving your website’s speed and scalability and also achieving better on and off-site search engine optimization.

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Grade Your Website: Free Online Evaluation Tools

Why pay a professional for a basic website evaluation when you can do it yourself for free? Here is a list free online tools that will help you grade your website.

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Can Your Website Handle A Traffic Surge?

The problem with traffic surges is that you never know what to expect. So how do you prepare for a sudden increase in traffic and make sure that your website does not become inaccessible?

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Are Plugins Ruining Your WordPress Website?

Plugins have helped transform WordPress from a simple blog-publishing application to a versatile content management system. But the very plugins that have made WordPress so great, could also be ruining it.

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How Slow (or Fast) Is Your Website on Dial Up?

The other day, Gary Conn discovered that a lot of his visitors used a dial up internet connection to access his website. He also admitted that he had recently tested his site on dial up and was horrified at how slow it was… How well does your website measure up on a dial up connection?

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Why The Alexa Widget Is BAD For Your Website

You are probably familiar with Alexa, the company which maintains website traffic rankings. But are you aware of the potential problems that the Alexa traffic widget can cause for your website?

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How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster

There is nothing more annoying than a slow-loading website. So it is important to make sure that your website is fast, regardless of the internet connection speed that is used to view it. Here are 8 ways to speed up your WordPress website.

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Google vs. Yahoo – Alexa Traffic Rankings

According to Alexa, Yahoo has always outranked Google. However, in the last couple of years, the rankings have gotten very close. Yahoo has been number 1. And Google is dead on its heels at number 2. So why hasn’t Google been able to outrank Yahoo?

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