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A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data placed at various nodes of a network.

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getting CDN images indexed with Google

I have somewhere close to 500,000 user-uploaded images hosted on a Cloudfront CDN -- separate from our main host (exampledomain.com). Up until this point, few of them have been getting indexed at the ...
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Setup www as main domain on Cloudflare

I'm trying to setup Cloudflare so my www subdomain doesn't redirect to the http naked domain and do exactly the opposite: mydomain.com redirecting to www.mydomain.com Cloudflare automatically ...
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CName for static images - will Google crawl?

I am planning to serve images on a CDN using a CNAME: images.mysite.com. I am doing this because CDNname.mysite.com makes ugly URL's and MAY be bad for SEO (debatable). Will Google crawl the ...
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Google CDN or Akamai

We combine and minify our JS with Minify - the combined JS is then cached on Akamai. I'm suggesting to my supervisor that we put JQuery and JQueryUI on Google CDN and take it out of our combined JS. ...
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Cloudflare in cPanel is it a no brainer?

I recently noticed a CloudFlare CDN service addon appear in my cPanel. I understand what a CDN is, but thought it was a more complicated process than the one-click solution that seems to be offered in ...
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Increase in self-referrals in Google Analytics since implementation of CDN

Since the implementation of a CDN, my self-referrals have gone from being non-existent to thousands per day, the referral report in analytics with full referrer as a secondary dimension show that the ...
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How do you enhance your websites speed without compromising the design and access?

How do you enhance your websites load speed without killing the design and accessibility? File compression, CDN, Gzip? What are the best tools for doing so? For example, Google has optimized their ...
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Splitting big CSS file into parts for quicker loading

So I have a relatively big CSS file. I thought about doing the following, splitting it to 3 parts: 1st part will have the main selectors that are needed to run on the main page that gets the biggest ...
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How to make CloudFlare cache everything?

I want CloudFlare to cache everything, PHP files too, every request from the domain, I want it to cache it. Is this possible? (There are PHP scripts on the domain that print out images, JS and CSS, ...
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Two different websites with same product images

I need some advice from more experienced webmasters. I have 2 websites (site A and site B). These websites are totally different, but they use same product images (around 1 GB of images). These ...
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Does CloudFlare cache videos, and would this wildcard Page Rule work for that?

I'm setting everything up in my website to use CloudFlare. This is my example: On videos.domain.com/Folder-A/Folder-B/ there are some HTML files that I would NOT like CloudFlare to cache. But inside ...
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Images on a subdomain, hosted on the same server — will simultaneous downloads increase? (CDN)

Browsers only allow you to download a limited number of concurrent files from the same domain. Would a subdomain for images (basically as a content delivery network) on the same web hosting server ...
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Can Amazon Cloudfront files be served GZIP'd?

If i'm running a WordPress website with the W3TC plugin installed, and have my static CSS/JS minified files hosted on Amazon's CDN, is there a way to serve them GZIP'd? I have the basic understanding ...
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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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Youtube video as page background

I'm creating a page for the customer, and I wanted to use youtube video as a page background. I don't know if it's legit (or prohibited) to use youtube like CDN server (cuz it uses their bandwidth ...
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Need a CDN with SSL [closed]

We currently use Edgecast through Speedyrails. Back when I did my research they were both fast and very cost-effective. I haven't looked in a while, but now we need SSL on our assets as well. I ...
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Is it possible to know where a CDN's servers are located?

Are there any tools or online applications that can list where a CDN's servers are located?
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Moving website images to remote server vs moving database to remote server

I have a wordpress website that has gotten too big for a single server. I need to decide whether I should host the database externally i.e. purchase another server for the DB or if i should host the ...
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Receiving error 500 for WordPress when using CloudFlare as a CDN

My WordPress site is using CloudFlare as a CDN, and if I use the site's IP address to access wordpress/wp-admin/install.php directly, it works fine. However, when I try to call wordpress/wp-admin/...
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Google indexing fewer images after switching to CDN

After switching to a CDN I noticed that my indexed image count went down. I have close to 1000 images on the site with correct tags, alt tags, and all of that. Only 50 are actually being indexed in ...
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About cdn architecture to route way

Our web system, use the third-party cdn service. Assume that the user set the local dns with the googledns or opendns to visit our web sites, so cdn service will select the closest cdn proxy node. ...
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Is it possible to block cookies that are set by externally hosted content?

Is it possible to block cookies that are set by externally hosted content embedded in a page? For example if I embed an image from a CDN, the response for this image may contain a Set-Cookie header, ...
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Performance Issues Using SSL With Cloudflare

I have been using Cloudflare for a while without much consideration to what it was doing. Today I have noticed that there is around 500ms of delay when I view a web page over https when Cloudflare is ...
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“Resources with a “?” in the URL are not cached by some proxy caching servers”

I'm using query strings to burst out of cache, e.g.: mysite.css?201708311009 where the date is that of the last modification date of the file. Running a speed test on PingDom gets me this result: ...
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Measuring if I actually need to put my images in to a CDN?

I am currently evaluating adding CDN capability to our website. I know however I do not want to go through the effort, or pay the cost associated unless I can measure the improvements. So therefore, I ...
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Low cache hit rate with Cloudflare

I am using a free Cloudflare account with a WordPress site and have seen consistently poor cache hit rates. After several weeks using Cloudflare, only about 22% of requests and 50% of traffic by ...
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Serving images on CDN; allow crawl of origin or CDN or both?

I have searched and read through a lot of questions regarding this subject, but cannot seem to find anyone that directly addresses my problem. I have a CDN for all my static images img.domain.net, it'...
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What's the most efficient & economical way to do GeoIP redirects for a high traffic site?

So, I'm setting up a new potentially high traffic site that's made up of several simple static pages. We want to host it as efficiently as possible, as we're both on a non-existent budget and may have ...
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What's the pro/cons of Adobe TypeKit API? Any best practices?

With all the Open Source fonts I have available, and I can download them via the CSS font directive, what's the benefit of the TypeKit API? Are there drawbacks of this? How does it work technically? ...
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Google Search Console “Indexed Pages” spike and traffic loss after image CDN switch

Back on 2/7, we changed CDNs from Amazon Cloudfront to StackPath for the images on our popular sports website. We ticked off the "use canonical headers" option when doing so. Starting on 2/12, we ...
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What Ranks Better? Faster Server located in foreign country or Slower Server from same country?

95% of my website traffic is from India and 5% from USA. What happens if I host my server with higher resources in USA or with lower resources in India. Will it have any effect on the ranking of my ...
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Avoid 301 redirect in cdn.domain.mx

I have a domain with a .htaccess redirection problem. The active CDN the URL should be: cdn.domain.mx/images/test.png but redirects: cdn.domain.mx/images/something.png -> www.domain.mx/images/...
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Do server stat tools work with CDNs?

If I pick a hosting package that offers CDN support, then how do server stat tools work, since web pages are served by different servers from all over the world? Can I rely on them in that case?
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Significant drop in SERPs on 12th November 2011

Earlier this year I decided to have a look at the SEO of our website. We noticed almost immediately that we dropped significantly in the SERPs for the keyword 'probiotics' (plural) on the 12th ...
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Using YouTube as a CDN

Why isn't YouTube used as a CDN for video and audio files? Through YouTube's api and developer tools, it would be possible to post all media files to YouTube from a CMS and then make a call to them ...
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Googlebot-Image incorrectly crossing domain URLs

My website (www.example.com) has all of my images hosted via CDN under a different sub-domain (cdn.example.com). We've noticed an odd behavior recently, that seems as though Googlebot-Image/1.0 is ...
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Will CDN affect my SEO?

I'm planning to use a CDN for hosting all my website files. This is because it makes the site load faster. My boss asked me a question before implementing this. Will this affect the SEO in any way. My ...
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CloudFlare isn't working as CDN

Perhaps I'm not getting it as should, but as far as I got it, CloudFlare should use local(geographically) servers, relative to the user, to deliver the content. But instead, I'm getting all the time ...
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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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jQuery not loading from CDN

I have a custom CMS, and for some reason jQuery will not load from the CDN. After sitting on this for days, I remember I made a change the the .htaccess file but not sure if it's really the cause. ...
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Can I migrate the hosting of my CDN configured site?

My site is CloudFlare Free CDN configured & I am planning to migrate my hosting. Can I do so, since its CDN configured?
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How can Cloudlfare speed up PHP/MySQL?

My dreamhost plan offers me to use cloudflare CDN to speed up my pages. My page uses PHP/MySQL. I was wondering how this works, because everytime the page is loaded it must execute the PHP code and ...
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Can I set up alerts for when a CDN is down?

My client use a CDN on their website. Sometimes the CDN is not properly working and images aren't loading. Can I automatically get a notification whenever the CDN is not working properly? The client ...
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Need .htaccess mod_rewrite for serving static content from subdomain, but forcing www otherwise

I have a website where I currently force example.com visits to www.example.com, and it has an SSL certificate, so I also force HTTP to HTTPS. My SSL certificate covers example.com and www.example.com. ...
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Can I put ads from more than one Google AdSense publisher under one site/page?

I have a Google AdSense Personal account and recently for some reasons I HAVE TO open a company account. Since an personal account can't be changed to a company one, I have to register a new one, with ...
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Slower site with the *same* configuration than a mirror copy…?

I've got this Drupal site (ligadelconsorcista.org) that I have to move it from one server to another. The reason was that my older host even when it was pretty decent, it started a couple of months ...
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Do I need to redirect my CDN subdomain www version to the non-www

I just uploaded some images to a CDN that is available under: http://subdomain.example.com/image/filename.jpg So I need to make any redirect as I do for the main domain? In that case I redirect the ...
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Optimising website IP for location

From my understanding of SEO, websites are optimised for the current location of their IP address. For example if xxx.xxx.xxx.xx resolves to the UK then you are more likely to get higher rankings in ...
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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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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: www.site-...