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Long 'Wait' Time for three php/CSS files. Is something blocking them?

I have been speed optimizing a Wordpress site to little effect. There are three files CSS-related php files from the Wordpress theme that are delaying page loads on the site. One of the three files ...
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Form development optimization

Like many web developers I do forms all the time. I found myself doing the same all the time: placing input fields, assigning a name to each, ajax the form, then create the PHP which involves to ...
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Force fresh content, not from the browser cache

I used the following code in the htaccess to put my site under maintenance and show the visitors maintenance.html. Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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Optimizing wordpress to handle 7 times spike in traffic

My Wordpress site jumped from 3,000 visits to over 20,000 via organic traffic. How can I optimize it to handle the current load? I know their are some brilliant minds on here. Any illumination in ...
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Can AJAX in a CMS slow down your server

I am currently developing some plugins for WordPress, and I was wondering which route to take. Let's take an example, you want to display the last 3 tweets on your page. Option 1 You do things the ...
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Sitemap tool fails to find all URLs in my site

I added my url to Google http://www.google.com/addurl.html I added a meta tag with description and keywords I added it in Google web master tools and submit the site map There is no any robots in my ...
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How to reverse engineer the SEO on a website?

I have read this question. My question is a bit different from it. I want to know how can I reverse engineer another website that is ranking the best for some keywords. For example some website called ...
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Buttons in pure CSS3 or use image sprite

I want to know if it would be better to make an image for the buttons that I use, or can I get away with pure CSS. Ill give you the code. html: <ul id="buttons-dev"> <li ...
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Using one document for all images

I have some icons around 100x100. I typically save out each icon as a .png but I wanted to know if I included all the .pngs in one document would it be ideal and improve load time? If one document ...
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One gzip test returns positive, one returns negative.

Can anyone help me figure this. If I use this compression test it tells me my site uses gzip. But when I run the yslow Firefox plugin it tells me my site does not use gzip. Has anyone came across ...
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Migrating content (posts) from a sister site. Would it be beneficial adding them as pages or post?

I have to migrate the content (about 150 posts) from a sister website (that client had raised in order to increase SEO on advice from an SEO company) to the main website. My client has got a ...
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Check if an image is already optimized for the web

I have found this tool that optimizes images for the web. What is surprising for me (of course, there will be other tools like this :)) is that it only optimizes the uploaded image if it is possible, ...
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How to fix “No Etag header found” error?

I tested my website on ready.mobi and it shows MAJOR FAIL All page assets should use appropriate Etag headers to enable client-side caching and speed up future page loads No Etag header ...
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Best way to optimize joomla cache. Difference between Global configuration cache and system cache plugin

I need to know for a Joomla site there is system cache plugin then there is global configuration setting to enable cache - how is it different from system cache plugin below are some of ...
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Images Loading Very Slowly

I'm currently working on optimizing my site to try to decrease load time by using Pingdom tools. I seem to be having some difficulty with long load times on images. For example, the body background ...
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Why is Yslow telling me Use cookie-free domains on only one of my sites?

I have Four websites all hosted under the same account (all under public_html of a main domain). All but one give me an A for "use cookie-free domains" but one of them gives me an F. What should I be ...
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Why is a www to no-www redirect so slow?

I'm quite new to running a website, and I've recently run my page through some page load time measurements to try and reduce load time. After scaling down my images etc, I find that the bottleneck ...
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Optimizing large scale e-commerce sites

I have a few questions regarding optimizing large scale e-commerce sites with getting indexed. Over 1 million pages. Should you optimize images for e-stores with over 1 million product images? ...
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SEO: Twitter outranks personal site?

For some reasons, even though I websites has pretty great onsite SEO I thinks, my Twitter profile "outrank" personal site consistently in Google/Bing SERPs on different computer around country and ...
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Ensure we're found in Facebook search for both full & abbreviated company names?

We have a client with a facebook page, let's say his company is called Bob Roberts Super Widgets. And if you search in Facebook for Bob Roberts Super Widgets then up he pops. But the shorthand he's ...
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Hosting advice for a write-heavy dynamic website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have built a website using PHP and MySQL and now I am looking for a hosting service. I am expecting about a 1000 ...
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Will replacing 'to' with 2 or 'for' with 4 improve my site's PageRank

Is it true that replacing words such as "to" and "for" with numbers (2 and 4 respectively) help increase my website's PageRank. Is it a useful SEO technique and if so why does it work?
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Adding text shadow to your whole website

I want to add shadow to all the text into a website. The text is in different elements of the website. Now I was thinking of 2 things. 1) add a class to all the containers with text, and just give ...
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CSS images loading extremely slow

I'm having difficulties with the following website : http://ladaily.com/los-angeles Seems like the rendering time of small images (less than 1KB) is extremely slow (over 2+ seconds). Any idea on ...
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Is it possible to compare http requests with download time?

I'm asking this because of the following situation: Fonts from my system were taking 2-6s to load. To improve this, I made the system load the same font from google repository, and I remove the css ...
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What credibility indicators can be used for a new web app?

I understand that when you have an app which you launched an year back or so, its pretty easy to get testimonials from your users which then works as 'credibility indicators' when published on your ...
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Old and new sites running at the same time

I have a possible SEO issue at hand and I would really appreciate your advise. My client has an online store (www.example.co.uk), which has been around for 15 years - it's never seen any design ...
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What is considered the optimal placement of a link to an RSS feed for SEO?

When do I want a search engine's spider to run across my RSS feed link? Before the heading (not saying header tag..) During the heading During the main content During the footer After the footer ...
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Leverage browser caching for Facebook and Google+ resource files

I tested my website with Google PageSpeed Insights. I did cache optimization in my .htaccess, but it didn't affect resource files that are from Facebook and Google+ Leverage browser caching ...
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Best way to build links and target my keywords

Lest say I want to target "used cars" (i know, i know, tough keyword, etc... but this is for the sake of an example) Using google keywords webmaster tools, I have a list of keywords: They are exact ...
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If I know my visitor's demographics and features exactly how can I improve my Google AdSense eCPM?

I run a website which got some traffic that I know very detailed information about the vistors. For example Gender, Interests and so on. With that information, can I improve the revenue? Currently ...
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Server responding to request differnetly

I believe as above hosted locally , the long green delay is actually the home page of the website. May i know what causes those delay? Magento is a very CPU intense monster, is it due to the fact ...
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Research about best way to present multiple products on one page

I am updating a webshop page. This is a fairly simple page that displays all the products that we currently sell. The page in development is visible here ( https://www.ortho.nl/wwebshop ). Now I was ...
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CSS Sprites: Are they worth the trouble?

I can't help but wonder whether CSS sprites are very much over-used. First of all, if I stick all my images in a single file it makes an aweful lot of empty space. I know, that shouldn't make an ...
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Looking to monitor and manage SEO for multiple web sites [closed]

Can anyone suggest a web site or service which will allow me to sign up all my client web sites to manage and monitor their SEO? I checked out DIYSEO.com that someone suggested. Any reviews on this ...
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808 views

HTML compressor/minifier

Currently I am using a system where HTML gets cached server-side before it's sent to the browser. I'm looking to compress the HTML source of my website before it is cached. Basically I'm looking for ...
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What Does Local SEO Consist of and How Does it Differ From Website SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Local SEO Strategies What does most local SEO services consist of? So far here's what I got: Add company to Google Places, Yahoo Local, Bing Local and a bunch of other ...
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Google Webmaster site performance - apparently website loads slow

I have a website which was hosted in Germany till last month. Then this month I moved it to a US based server. The new host is one of the best and top ranking dedicated hosting provider. Ever since I ...
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Punch Line Marketing

There are so many "punch line" websites like: http://www.thatswhyyoufail.com www.canrailsscale.com/ www.nooooooooooooooo.com/ but it's a mystery how they ever get so popular. I have an idea for a ...
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Background Image Loading Optimization for SEO

I am implementing a product image slider for an ecommerce website. I want to make sure that the page is nice and fast for SEO purposes (as site speed is a factor in ranking). I'm not sure if it ...
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How do I pick a host with the fastest access to a third party API?

I'm developing an application that relies on an API that is very time-sensitive. Every millisecond advantage I have over my competitors the better. Is there a good way to determine the optimal ...
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How do I optimize SEO in a multiblog WordPress install?

We are about to launch two product pages plus a corporate website. The goal is to keep a blog in all of the sites, but here it comes the question about how to do it in a way we get everything unified ...
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Buying a domain in other country: larger response times?

I bought a domain in a very well know provider of domains in USA (Godaddy). Now I want to use that domain for a site (local bussines) hosted in a server in Spain, and I'm wondering if I will get ...
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Vendor reliability and Privacy reputation

When observing my website stats at StatShow, I can see my internet reputation for: Trustworthiness Vendor reliability Privacy Child Safety My site had excellent results for ...
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Benchmark for website speed optimization

I working on website speed optimization. I mostly used 3 tools for analyzing speed of optimization. Speed analyzing Tools: Google pagespeed tool Yslow Firefox extenstion Web Page Performance Test ...
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Tool to analyze page loads

I have this CI app that shows an interminable loading process. I want to know what chunk of the page is causing this. Now I am using Firebug with Google PageSpeed and YSlow. Is there something more ...
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Companies that provide user information / targeting API?

Are there any companies that provide simple APIs to get user information or targeting data on website visitors? Essentially some anonymous version of the data used by advertising companies to target ...
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Is recomended to use BPG to a website?

I want to use BPG on my website, but I'm not sure wether the support is broad enough. Maybe the javascript plugin for decoding doens't work with all browsers Maybe the decoding process consume too ...
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How to optimize a dynamic website [duplicate]

I know there is already an answer on Webmasters to a part of this question (SEO for Dynamic website) , which has been very helpful with How to build a controller that creates an xml sitemap? on SO ...
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Over 30% drop in traffic [duplicate]

I have a site based on tutorials about stuff I learned and shared them to the world. Its true that we (me and my friend) started writing less on the blog due to us being busy with some other projects. ...