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Speed Tweak

Learn speed techniques you can use to increase page download speed. Speed Tweak of the Week shows how to optimize XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, graphics, and other web page components to maximize web site speed and usability.

Beware HTTP Redirects for SEO and Performance

Standardizing on an authoritative URL form is a best practice for search engine optimization and performance. Avoid duplicate content and first byte delays by canonicalizing your URLs. » more »

Install Mod_Pagespeed

Installing mod_pagespeed can make significant improvements in web page performance. In our tests, web page start render times improved by 17% to 43% and load times improved by about one-third. However, while mod_pagespeed improved load times, it is no substitute for manual website optimization. » more »

Avoid Mass Web Hosting

We investigate moving an example site from a slow mass host to a lightly loaded host and measure the results. Server response times were reduced by 82.1% and variability by about 7 fold. » more »

Healthcare.gov Website Performance Revisited

To test President Obama's promise that the new healthcare.gov web site would be fixed by December 1, we speed audited the improved site. The site showed some improvements in "above the fold" speed, but slower load times than the old version. Optimizing the site with Radware's Fastview service could cut load times by more than 68%. » more »

Speedy Mobile Sites Impact Google Search Rankings

Google is now factoring in mobile friendliness and mobile website speed into their search engine rankings. » more »

Use a Website Accelerator

Automated website acceleration products can speed up your site without developer intervention. We test the effectiveness of Radware's Fastview appliance on a test site and find significant improvements in speed. » more »

Velocity 2013 New York City Highlights

The first Velocity Web Performance conference held in New York City was chock full of interesting talks and hands-on workshops. We've got highlights. » more »
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