How JavaScript impacts page loading speed on mobile

The effect of JavaScript on mobile web performance is twofold. One, it is the second largest contributor to webpage weight, behind images , thereby increasing download time; and two, once downloaded, the browser then needs to run the script, which can delay the downloading/rendering of other (perhaps more important) assets on the page. JavaScript (aka scripts or JS) is one of the triumvirate of technologies that make web pages (and web apps) work.

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How to scale your business internationally on search engines

Most online sites at some stage will want to expand, and one of the most common ways to do that is by offering products to an international market. However, it’s not an easy or simple task by any means. This post will help you understand the risks, research and steps involved in expanding your business into an international market

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How to optimize images for mobile: Implementing light, responsive, correctly formatted images

The mobile web has a weight problem. Too many mobile sites are slow to load, and bloated with unnecessary bells and whistles, leading to a poor user experience

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How to optimize images for mobile: Implementing light, responsive, correctly formatted images

Google Answer Box Strategy: The Dos and Don’ts

There is significant evolution occurring, on an almost daily basis, when it comes to Google’s search engine results page (SERP) . Recently, Google’s SERP has gone through yet another evolution, with the addition of a rich featured snippet known as Google’s Answer Box . Since its initial launch, the Answer Box Snippet has continued to gain traction, but it wasn’t until 2016 that brands really started utilizing it.

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Should Google be more transparent with its updates?

It might seem hard to recall now, but there was a time when Google would regularly announce updates to its ranking algorithms, confirming what they were and how they would affect websites. During these halcyon days, information about Google ranking updates was generally delivered via Google engineer and head of Google’s Webspam Team Matt Cutts , who was to many marketers the public face of Google. As someone who was involved in helping to write the search algorithms himself, Matt Cutts was an authoritative voice about Google updates, and could be depended on to provide announcements about major algorithm changes.

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8 technical issues holding your content back

Technical SEO has certainly fallen out of fashion somewhat with the rise of content marketing , and rightly so. Content marketing engages and delivers real value to the users, and can put you on the map, putting your brand in front of far more eyeballs than fixing a canonical tag ever could

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How well do you know Search Engine Watch? The SEW Friday quiz

How well do you know Search Engine Watch? Following the success of our previous Easter trivia quiz , we decided to mix it up again this Friday with another quiz – this time testing how well you’ve been paying attention to the content we’ve been publishing on Search Engine Watch this week. All of our questions (bar one, for fun!) are drawn from the past week’s worth of content, including last week’s search news roundup.

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A guide to setting up Google Analytics for your WordPress site

Of the many tools available for tracking visitor behavior, Google Analytics is one of the most famous ones. This free tool provides website owners with insightful information about the traffic driven to their website, helping them to determine exactly where each user originated and how they ended up on the site. So, if you are an enthusiast who is setting up a website or a new blog using WordPress as your CMS , it is highly recommended to install Google Analytics to your WordPress site.

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A guide to setting up Google Analytics for your WordPress site