Page-Speed normally refers to the time it takes for a web-page to be presented to a browser in a "fully loaded" state.

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Does background video affect SEO?

Does the extra loading time that a background video has, affect SEO? Or that does not really affect it because the HTML already loaded and the video is just streaming after? Does it make a difference ...
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Why SPDY-enabled pages are not loading faster?

I've just enabled the SPDY module on nginx, as explanained on the SPDY module site. I expected a speed enhacement on my site, but I haven't noticed it. Using Firefox 25 and Firebug, I tried to take a ...
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Google crawlers screen size

Imagine a I have two types of images (A and AAA(heavier)) for the same website: depending on the size of the screen it will show one image or other. Now I'm wondering what images (A or AAA) loads ...
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Statistics about development of average connection speed and latency over the years

Are there any statistics about the development of average internet connection speed and request latency from households to major sites over the years? I find this information very useful for ajax ...
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Regarding improving site performance

I have an e-commerce website and have close to 9000 products in it with each product having 3 pictures at least. Now my site is loading at an average speed but I want to improve it, as I will be ...
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Resizing the images for faster page load

I was checking my sites page load time. I saw that I could improve it by reducing the size of the images which were getting resized by css. Now I wanted to ask if resizing the images is worth the page ...
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Do Google/Twitter etc actually use distributed servers to serve their resources?

I'm trying to optimize my website and running a few tests using webpagetest.org. I tried the test from Singapore and Hongkong. I saw that while all facebook, quantcast, chitika scripts were loading ...
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Serving images from different domain

Google audit: Serve static content from a cookieless domain (15) 2.65KB of cookies were sent with the following static resources. Serve these static resources from a domain that does not ...
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Google Maps iframe VS API (which is faster, if any)

Many sites embed Google maps at the bottom of the page as you may be aware, while I don't normally do it myself I've been tasked with the job. I've proceeded with the lazy route of embedding the ...
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DNS takes too long to resolve

I have a site and its load time needs improvement. When I monitor it, the DNS takes too long to resolve. Pls see the results here: ...
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DNS lookup when using a CDN

Using a CDN can vastly improve the load time of a website. I been thinking of using it to host all my external files like CSS, JS, Images, Videos etc. However I was thinking when linking to a CDN, ...
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How do I modify the HTTP headers?

Google page speed rank demands me to set an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers, by changing the "Expires" and "Cache-Control: max-age". The site is hosted on a hosting company (not in ...
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Does SPDY benefit SEO rankings?

Google have stated that speed is a ranking factor: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed/ Does implementing SPDY have any consequence for SEO?
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Leverage browser caching for Facebook, Google+, or other 3rd party 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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PageSpeed - Minimize DNS lookups: why not use IP address for resources

One of the recommendations from web performance optimization services is to minimize DNS look ups. I fully understand why they recommend this but why not just point references to external files to ...
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last-modified/etags - to include or not?

Google's PageSpeed plugin suggests that a website should include Last-Modified and ETag headers: Specify a cache validator "Resources that do not specify a cache validator cannot be refreshed ...
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Pagespeed rating vs server speed from a SEO perspective

What's more important for my website, from a SEO perspective? I first had a page load time from around 900ms and a google rating from about 70. Using some plugins I managed to get the rating up to ...
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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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Two URL CDNs are better than one for SEO and Speed?

For example, my URL is: www.site.com For SEO, PageSpeed and Server Tweaking for ultimate performance, and speed, my code places static files like JavaScript, CSS and Images on my CDN: ...
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Will asynchronous JavaScript affect SEO?

As page load time affects SEO ranking. In my site I am having some asynchronous JavaScript like AddThis, Google Translator which makes my page load time longer. I want to know whether is there any ...
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Google PageSpeed, optimizing Google's own elements

I'm trying Google's PageSpeed online service Ironically, it's primarily highlighting Google's own services as something that needs improvement on my site 1) jQuery from Google: blocking. So I moved ...
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Can minification in Google PageSped service break Adsense?

A few days ago I applied for Adsense account. But it was rejected due website being down. Here is the full message: We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below. Issues: ...
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Define page load time

Google Analytics reports our site to have an average page load time of about 4.5-6 seconds. Naturally, this sounds as a concern. However, we never see these page load times when the page is ...
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Parsing google site speed in analytics

I'm having a hard time making heads or tails of the Site Speed graphs in Google Analytics. Our site speed is fluctuating wildly from month to month, despite a large sample (the report is "based on ...
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Determine web page draw time via a program

Google Chrome has a nice tool to determine the time the page begins drawing, in the Network tab in Developer Tools. Similarly sites like webpagetest.org can tell you the draw time and give you the ...
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From which file size is it worth to implement images as Data URI?

As the title says: for site speed up sake it is good to implement small images like Data URIs directly into HTML source code, like inline CSS (background image url), or with usual img src. But from ...
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requests with http://. should I block?

I took a look at my logs and found out that earlier this year, random computers made a request to resources and my log recorded it as follows: "GET http://testp3.pospr.waw.pl/testproxy.php HTTP/1.1" ...
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How do I setup origin domain for Google PageSpeed Service?

I have a WordPress site with cPanel (WHM) with VPS. Today I configured Google PageSpeed Service for my WordPress site. After I submitted my WWW domain, PSS automatically added my naked domain (without ...
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Page load speeds effect on crawl rate

We've noticed a big drop in the total pages crawled per day on our site, we have no control over the crawl rate in Google Webmaster Tools so it's possible this has been changed by Google. However ...
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Create speed baseline for local web file

Is there any tool or method that will load a localhost page a number of times, and return the averaged data for load times, onload events, Dom ready events, etc? I'd like to work on page speed ...
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Async load of secondary content; Google says “slow”, users see what they want faster

We have a performance problem on our site, and we're digging in to correct some rather basic issues -- we know we have many opportunities to improve performance -- this question is about one, in ...
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Specify a character set for fontawesome-webfont.woff2

I am looking to speed up my website as much as possible and am using gtmetrix. The last thing on the PageSpeed list that I have to complete is Specify a character set early: The following resources ...
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InstantClick effect on SEO?

InstantClick.io is a pretty awesome JS library that makes a website feel a lot faster (in most cases) by prefetching links when a user is hovering above them. This will cut off at least about 100ms ...
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Website speed issues

I am developing a website however i have noticed speed issues, i am not sure whether is due to the location of the server. I am not a guru when it comes to performance or speed issues, but according ...
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effect of page speed on ad revenue

I'm thinking of slowing my pageloads a bit, and want to know how much ad revenue will decrease due to the slowness. For ads on a revenue-per-impression (CPM) basis, I have to worry about decreased ...
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How can I get my website to enable gzip compression?

I'm currently trying to increase the speed of my website and I noticed that, when I run it through ismyblogworking.com, I get a message that reads "your blog application doesn't support gzip ...
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Google Pagespeed not recognizing minify, cache leveraging, etc

Recently, my sites score completely dropped in site optimization/speed in the Google Adsense rating system. When using Google PageSpeed Insights it tells me quite a few things. One being to leverage ...
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Why does Google PageSpeed Insights show a lower score for my website when using a CDN?

I'm trying to improve my site's PageSpeed. So far so good, I received score of 91 points for mobile and 97 points for desktops using Google PageSpeed Insights. However, when I add a CDN service for ...
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When is a page considered loaded by search engines so I can enhance it without a page-speed penalty?

I'm working on a website that has some high quality images that need to load. Of course, my goal is to get the site to load as quickly as possible so we don't slow down the user experience and I don't ...
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What could be causing this long waiting time on page load?

What could be causing a 1.18s wait time when my page loads? Just to make sure I did not have any conflicting or parallel scripts loading, I completely deleted all the script on my home page and ran ...
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Using Google pagespeed service - w3 validator gives errors

I've started using google pagespeed service and now when I check my site on http://validator.w3.org/ with doctype HTML5 and encoding UTF8 - I'm getting more than 80+ errors and 95% of them are errors ...
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http requests, using sprites and file sizes -

Hi all I'm in the process of finding out all about sprites and how they can speed up your pages. So I've used spriteMe to create a overall sprite image which is 130kb, this is made up of 14 images ...
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How to check VPS is performing optimally?

Like for measuring Load time of a website we have Pingdom tools, do we have something similar to measure if the VPS I currently have is good or not. I'm looking for some kind of metrics, because I ...
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What is the impact of a CMS on page load time versus a static site?

I am creating a 20-page site that will go on shared hosting. Each page will be about 20 KB (including HTML, CSS, and images common to all pages). To avoid manually adding navigation elements to each ...
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Streaming Vs Downloading Site Load Speed debate

We have a number of sites that use bg video - currently the video file (1.4mb) is loaded from the server and increases page load. My question is whether streaming the video on loop via Vimeo or ...
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Page speed - Loading comments on an article/blog post

So I'm currently building a template page to use for articles that we will be purchasing from a content writer (so basically we are content marketing). I'm finishing up the layout on the comment ...
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Browser Cache Control

First: I'm a Designer that knows some HTML and CSS, not a programmer, so I'm so in advance for my limited knowledge and understanding :) My website skeleton is based on a single HTML and a few CSS ...
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How do I decrease first byte time with GoDaddy and GitHub pages?

I've been trying to optimize my site as much as possible. One thing I can't figure out is reducing first byte time as WebPagetest gives me an "F". Does anyone have any tips for this? My site domain is ...
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How to SpeedUp? Small Wordpress page, 447kb, load time ~3sec

Testing: Under NameCheap shared hosting my 5 page Wordpress site first page is 447kb HTTPS and 23 requests but takes 3 seconds to load (pingdom). That is rather poor right? Tried a second time ...
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When a mod_rewrite redirect is in place, do absent <img>s still cost more server time than present <img>s?

I have a series of webpages in which the <html> refers to: <img src="img1.png" [...] /> <img src="img2.png" [...] /> <img src="img3.png" [...] /> After I realised that ...