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Job Search website - pop-up window vs new page?

I am a CS first year student and I am building a job search website for a friend of mine. A page search list of the positions available, a user can click on a position and a pop-up window will appear ...
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How can I optimize Google Analytics for GTmetrix?

I'm optimizing my website using GTmetrix and I've got good grades, but it's still not perfect. Look at this image for PageSpeed: And this one for YSlow: The picture shows that my value is not ...
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How can I reduce the number of files required for integration with Google TagManager/Analytics/AdWords?

I'm working on a landing page which currently references these Google resources: https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-12345 (which then pulls n https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js,...
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How can I use cookie-free domains with Microsoft Azure portal?

My website installed in the Microsoft's Azure portal. My website using asp.net and framework(sitecore cms). It's C#. I checked my website using gtmetrix. It recommends using cookie-free domains. I ...
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How can I combining many external Javascript scripts into one?

I check my website using gtmetrix and my website is recommended for fewer HTTP requests and reduce DNS lookups. So I must to combining combining many external Javascript scripts into one In my layout ...
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Add Expires headers in GTmetrix

When I test the performance of my website via GTmetrix.com it says that there are 2 static components without a far-future expiration date. and listed below links. https://www.googletagmanager.com/...
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Is there any point to compressing HTML when using GZIP?

I was considering using a ruby gem to compress my HTML, but we're already serving gzipped files, and I was wondering if there is any reduction in served file size by doing both HTML compression and ...
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Is there any reason I don't see many people use media attribute inside link tag?

Recently I read about media attribute for <link> tag. Immediately I thought it would be a great idea to separate all the media queries into separate files and link them only when the website is ...
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How do I access an entire website list that is continually generated when scrolling? [closed]

I am trying to acquire all the information from a list of songs on ranker, however as I keep scrolling down new songs appear in an ever growing list, as the name suggests its a voting website so I am ...
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Lazy loading website sections and SEO

I have an interactive Wordpress website with multiple animations/images. I wanted to improve Google speed insight results, but keep the site SEO friendly. The proposed improvement includes lazy ...
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Index Bloat Killing SEO [duplicate]

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. I’m currently in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over 400 ...
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Is there a way to track internet connection speeds with Google Analytics?

We have a client who says their website is slow on 3g. We want to compile a report about his users connection speeds through analytics which can show him if optimizing for 3g is worth the cost. Is ...
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Sitewide A/B or Sanity Test

We are switching to a new Wordpress template and need some help. We will monitor if the test version improves the sites performance (CTR, Revenue) Technically we will: Split A Records by 50% for ...
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What does these two “median” words mean in this Page Speed Test result?

Here is a copy: First paragraph Data from the Chrome User Experience Report indicates this page's median FCP (1.7s) and DCL (1.8s) ranks it in the middle third of all pages. This page has a ...
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CloudFront very slow TTFB after enabling HTTP/2

My site was running on HTTP/1.1 with CloudFront at front, Webpagetest reports the load time usually at 2 seconds. Yesterday I enabled HTTP/2 (and SSL) on CloudFront, hoping to see an improvement. The ...
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Will Google index and assign keyword value to content in closed accordion sections?

I currently have an accordion with my content in on my pages. I know Google is starting to crawl websites in mobile and hidden content shouldn't be an issue at the moment but I'm mixing it up a little ...
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GTM Size Budgets - What's an average Google Tag Manager payload size (kB/files/other)?

On a landing page I've built, 80% of what the user downloads in terms of kB and even more in terms of number of files comes from GTM. It's an extremely condensed site outside of the GTM implementation,...
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10 megabyte gzip limit in AWS Cloudfront?

My website is a static blog of visualizations and I am serving it via AWS S3. Some of the visualizations use large CSVs, ranging from 1 megabytes to 20 megabytes. I've set up Cloudfront to ...
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Is there any threshold page load time to get spike in the conversion?

I was reading an article here where I found very interesting correlation of conversion rate and page load time. I can't get 2 things here: Why graph is almost flat from 5 seconds to 11 seconds page ...
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Optimisation test services allude to 'inline script block #5', what does this mean

Optimisation text services like Gmetrix and Pingdom Tools often provide feedback like 'inline script block #5', what exactly does this mean and how do you go about identifying and solving this problem....
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How to decrease HTTPs redirect wait time?

I use a wordpress plugin to redirect my website to HTTPs however I have noticed a redirect time of 500 ms Which takes the time to first byte to 800 ms. How can I reduce the redirect time?
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Labelling website as optimized

I have done my work as a webmaster aggressively in the past. From time to time, I use my old phone to use the internet, and the newest sites never work on my phone (which I can't be surprised of), but ...
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Whats a typical exit rate?

I am currently looking at our on-site analytics, focusing mainly on exit rates to try and work out where we can do better in terms of targeting, pricing, range etc. However I am still trying to get ...
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With page load speed being a ranking factor, what speed optimizations do you recommend to prioritize? [closed]

My website has been becoming slow somewhere during development, according to visitors who emailed me, what speed optimizations do you recommend to priotize? Caching? CDN? Any input is very appriciated!...
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Where to find secure.eyereturn.com appearing on GTmetrix

I recently decided to test run my website to see how its performing using GTmetrix and the result is very poor (PageSpeed Score - 49%, YSlow Score - 47%). I am seeing a host of issues resorted but one ...
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How can I delete Linkedin js files? [closed]

Data I have been working to improve about "site loading speed" on my wordpress website for a while. Also I have a Linkedin account for website. Problem My latest research showed that these links ...
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Image Optimization : Can i use same image for thumbnail(180*110) and small thubmail (80*55) in web

Currently using thumbnail image 180*110 size for album and same image but separate size 80*55 for playlist. Now, my questions are the following: For SEO purpose need to optimizing for image can i use ...
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Android webserver/mysql stops after some hours of activity (generates 503 status)

We have a number of Samsung android devices running Bit Web server or Kick Web server (and previously KSWeb) and have encountered a recent issue with the web server and mysql server processes being ...
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Will search engines match search terms with domains that use the domain extension to create the keyword

Sorry if I butchered the title/question. Say my name is John Fernandes and my website is "johnfernand.es". If someone Googles "John Fernandes" will it match "johnfernand.es" like it would "twitter.com/...
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Impact of storing image sources into custom data attributes

I am working on a project which has a huge amount of images. Some pages reach up to 15MB of images alone. Naturally before even thinking of putting something like that online I want to reduce the ...
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dns-prefetch: Best practice for many resources

I made a list of all domains that resources on my site may use. How do I add the link-tags for dns-prefetch for best practice? 1) Can I simplify life and output them all on every page? How painful ...
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SEO for every page necessary?

I would like to know if it's really necessary for every single web page of a website to be SEO optimized? I mean do many SEO optimized pages boost my ranking in general? Or can I concentrate on the ...
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How much recyling CSS makes my website faster?

I'll give you two examples to clarify what I'm trying to say. Example 1: p { font-family: Arial; } #id1 { font-family: Arial; } .class1 { font-family: Arial; } #id2 { font-family: Arial; } ....
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Should images moved to CDN be 301 redirected?

I've seen a couple different questions or this one, similar to this, but they didn't really answer my question all they way. I have a site I built for a friend about a year ago and I recently had all ...
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Is there a way to measure specific dom loading time?

While there are so many web page and tools provided for measuring the time loading speed. They usually measure the response time, how many requests per page and so on? Say, if I have a webpage ...
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Local files vs. CDN

If a website load time is a concern, which is generally better to use when referencing a JavaScript or CSS file? Would using a CDN be better or would that just add more HTTP requests?
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Correctly adding WordPress blog to existing site

I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site. Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem; The domain: www.example.com The ...
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Compressing images for desktop and mobile site or adjust size?

I was looking at http://marcjschmidt.de/blog/2013/10/25/php-imagepng-performance-slow.html and towards the end of the document, I learned something from the chart at the end. If I use a very high ...
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What might be causing my site's pages to load more slowly in these IIS Rewrite Module rules?

I have the following IIS rewrite rules that work exactly as I wish on both my development and live servers within an Orchard CMS website, though when enabled, seriously slow the site's page loads. ...
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SEO optimisation for a video-heavy website

I am creating a website which will have much more videos than actual text. Now this concerns me as I want the particular site which I can not reveal details about here, to rank within the top 3 on ...
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I have a local business on country code domain, I want to expand to global market

I have a local business on a country code domain, I want to expand my business to global market, so I want to create a .com version of my site. But my domain is not available in .com Can I use a ...
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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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Number of execution and strange POST calls

Having a problem with a number of script execution. Host: Siteground Hosting package: GoGeek ( declared for aproximatly 100,000 visitors per month) Current status of execution in last 24h: 58678/...
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Does the order of a keyword combination matter in the title and URL? [duplicate]

If I wanted to rank for "Christmas Coffee" does it matter whether my title is A) 2015's Best Christmas Coffee or B) 2015's Best Coffee of Christmas How much weight is put into this?
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How to reduce DNS lookups?

It takes about 20-120 milliseconds for DNS (Domain Name System) to resolve IP address for a given hostname or domain name and the browser cannot do anything until the process is properly completed. ...
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Do you get penalised for duplicate keyword anchor text within your own website?

First post here, coming from coding, please be kind! I'm finding natural linking opportunities within my content I'm writing to other sections of the website, using keywords. The way they are ...
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English content on International page templates: how to mark it up with lang=“” attributes?

So, I have translated page templates to various languages so it's easier for users to pick their language for easier navigating and understanding the site. The pages have similar markup to this ...
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Overhaul website - completely remove old content?

I am working on a client's website. It currently runs on WordPress and has a ton of pages which are badly created keyword stuffed, and not user friendly at all. Our plan is to completely overhaul the ...
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How can I scan a HTML website for malicious links/scripts?

I designed a website using a free HTML templates. Up until now I used to trust the free templates I found online... Recently, one of these websites has received a lot of visits from Russia in a way ...
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Confused about missing width and/or height attributes

So I tested my site on https://gtmetrix.com and it said: The following image(s) are missing width and/or height attributes. I'm confused by this, because the images itself already have the correct ...