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SEO | Cloaking | Is it safe to remove Third-party / Analytical scripts for crawlers/bots? Is this considered as cloaking?

Is it considered as cloaking if I remove third party scripts such as google tag manager, other analytics based scripts tags for crawlers/bots? By removing these external javascripts I will surely have ...
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Will removing a HTML section block from my all website pages, affects SEO and my website rank?

So I have a hidden HTML section block that is heavy and requires multiple HTTP requests, which slowing my website page speed load. So I am trying to implement a lazyloading methodology for this ...
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Website performance gone down after cloudflare cdn activated

I wanted to checkout Cloudflare CDN free version for old website and activate CDN for it and noticed that website performance was hit after activating CDN. What could be reason as I am new to ...
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Does content below the fold affect CLS (cumulative layout shift) score?

From what I've read on CLS it's worked out with the following formula (essentially stuff in the viewport): area of impact region / area of viewport = impact fraction max move distance / viewport ...
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Is there a way to force a variant in Google Optimize?

Here Google explains how to get the Google Optimize variant and change your page accordingly using gtag. What I need to do is to be able to set the variant number for a specific experiment with ...
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What are the best image sizes for the Google Chrome mobile website audit?

What are the best image sizes for the Google Chrome mobile website audit? I'm making a WordPress website and want to get the best score possible. There will be an image with 100% width on the top ...
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Understanding htaccess cache rules [closed]

Ok. I've read a lot and I understand almost nothing. I talk about cache, and I don't know any cache system that is interested in keeping my files, for me, and for free. And, as I read, there are ...
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SEO-friendly way to pass multiple values in a URL parameter

What is the correct/recommended way from a SEO point of view to pass multiple parameter values for a single key in a URL. e.g. my online store sells the watches that I'd like filtering using facets ...
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Can WordPress plugins W3 Cache, Autoptimize, Stackpath CDN, and Shortpixel be used together? [closed]

I'm trying to combine some WordPress plugins to speed up my websites. Can I use W3 Cache Autoptimize a CDN with Stackpath, Shortpixel Image Optimization together at the same time? Are there any ...
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The best practice of Article / Web 2.0 / Blog submission in off-page SEO?

I am planning for my e-commerce new project. And I am stuck at the best practices of off-page submission for Articles / Web 2.0 / Blogs. I have some questions in my mind which are as follows: Can I ...
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Can HTTP 2.0 download simultaneously from two different IPs?

When looking at GTMetrix, all of the content from server A downloads simultaneously. When the content switches to another server, such as Google analytics or Google Tag Manager, it waits to download ...
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Time to FCP changes based on order of <h2> and <p> tags

I was troubleshooting why one particular page took a full second longer to reach FCP compared to similar pages for mobile according to Google's Page Insights. The difference ended up being the order ...
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Local files vs. CDN

If 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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How long does it take for the addition of www on the website to be indexed on Google?

If I search my website in google, it show like this : The url that appears in the google search result is without www. I want to bring up www there. So I was setting in my web config. When I access ...
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Why does Google Optimize experiment segment show error message while trying to access behaviour flow?

I have a simple question whenever I try accessing behaviour flow with an Experiment ID with variant segment it gives me this error message - This segment contains constraints that cannot be applied to ...
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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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Why does Google, in it's Page Insights tool, advise to use WebP images which don't work in all browsers?

I recently swapped all of the images on my web with WebP compressed images and the Page Insights score got as high as 97. However, I found out my page doesn't work on IE, Safari and Firefox (all other ...
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Ideas to improve website loading speed?

Are there any ways in which I can improve the loading speed of a website? I know that Google is really pushing loading speeds and with the popularity of mobile websites it's now imperative that sites ...
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Does it ever make sense to use Javascript for highly repetitive HTML?

I understand concepts of HTML compression, but let's say you have a massive table with huge repeats of table related tags and their respective classes. Instead of every table element having their own ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 should I use to automatically combine css/js files?

I'm aware of sprockets for combining javascript files, but haven't tried it. What are some other options and how do they stack up?
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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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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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Punch Line Marketing [closed]

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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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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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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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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How can you identify duplicate CSS rules?

I'm not talking about used/unused here. I have two stylesheets and some rules differ (either in selectors, rules or both) and some are exactly the same. So I'm looking for a way to extract and move ...
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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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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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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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How this site is ranked so high in SERP's with no content?

In last few months whenever i search for computer wallpapers (using various keywords), somewhere between 1st and 5th position is always site http://hdw.eweb4.com Everything on that site is scraped ...
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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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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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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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How does CloudFlare's Rocket Loader actually work (and how can a developer ensure compatibility)?

CloudFlare has quite a ground-breaking technology called Rocket Loader (both on free and paid accounts). But how does it actually work? They have a couple of pages that describe the technology, but ...