Mobile Responsiveness is Now a Ranking Factor

What’s brought everything to a head is Google’s announcement several months ago that the user-friendliness of sites on mobile devices will become a ranking factor. Google made the announcement in February: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices. Despite this, April 21 came and went, and nothing much really happened. At least notyet. But you can guarantee that it’s only a matter of time. The update is dubbed Mobilegeddon in SEO and online marketing circles. It’s also a big deal for businesses; in fact, it’s such an important update that it made the news in the US and the UK. TEST YOUR SITE OR LET US DO...

Test Your Website for Responsive Design

Responsive web design was first introduced to us by Ethan Marcotte in a 2010 post published on A List Apart entitled (as you might expect) Responsive Web Design. In the very same year – in fact, just a few weeks earlier – the iPad became the first of the current wave of mobile tablet devices to be released to the public, changing the way we surf the web and communicate with each other forever. Since then, responsive design has slowly become more widespread. But for the vast majority of people using the web, the term means nothing. They just want websites to render properly on their device. They don’t want to click on tiny hyperlinks that may or may not take them to the page they wanted, and they certainly don’t want to wait while a page rammed with resource-heavy code and imagery takes way too long to download. They want zippy, fast-loading pages that are easy to use, which is what you should get from responsive design Typically, there are four screen types: desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. The exact dimensions for each varies wildly across manufacturers. Your site should look the same on each variant. Figuring that out sounds like fun, right? This one tests your site across six popular mobile device emulators, including the iPhone 5, HTC ONE and Google Nexus. To test a site, click on the device you’re interested in and enter the URL of the site/page you want to test. Within a few seconds the emulator retrieves the page on the device. Not only that, the page links and other data remains active, so you can browse the site via the emulator....

Optimizing & Speeding Up Your WordPress Site Tip #1

Setting up a cookie free domain Its better to serve the static contents from separate cookie free domain. Which speed up your website. This is because browser will consider both as a separate domain. The simplest way to create a cookie free domain in create a sub domain. By default what ever cookies created on main domain will be shared on sub domain also. But in wordpress we can define that only for which domain it should store the cookies. So it will not get shared on subdomain. Here are the steps for that: First create a subdoamin. like cdn.xyz.com, images.xyz.com, i generally use static.xyz.com Now point this domain to the wp-content directory of the wordpress. Aftre doing this you need to edit the wp-config.php file which is located at the root of the wordpress. You need to add below code in your wp-config.php file. define(“WP_CONTENT_URL”, “http://static.yourdomain.com”); define(“COOKIE_DOMAIN”,...