Fantastic primer on speeding up your website – nothing new in terms of techniques, but great delivery with examples.
The guys from Zoompf (one of our favourite site speed tools) conducted a huge study on how site speed correlates to search engine rankings. The findings are fittingly published on SEO-centric Moz.com.
The ‘nerds’ at AirBnB run though some of the steps and processes they used to reduce page load times.
Sometimes optimizing a website for speed can get complicated. Yottaa’s infographic on the main checklist items makes it easy.
King of Speed, Steve Souders provides more ammunition to why he believes (and backing up with data) that proper caching is one of the single biggest contributors to increasing site speed.
Google has gone from a single metric on website speed performance, to a more comprehensive report that covers an overview, as well as page timings. These reports are now also integrated into other areas of the wider Analytics toolset – such as Intelligence reports that can be configured to create custom alerts.
Rather than pure distribution of web content, Yottaa is building in other site-speed technologies and methods to add a significant speed boost to sites that use it’s service.
Google’s Analytics solution has had an enhancement made to site speed reporting that provides more technical information on each phase of the request/response for pages tracked on websites.
While many of the speed improvements can be made directly to the way the site is coded, a slow server can cripple your optimization efforts.