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Because Nobody Likes A Slow Site
Because Nobody Likes A Slow Site

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If you want to boost your Google rankings or even get on the first page, then this may be the most important article you’ve ever read. Here’s why. I’m going to share with you how my brand new site got on the page one of Google for several keywords in just 4 short months. And how you can follow suit and quickly rank your site higher with hardly any effort at all.

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Everyone knows that today website speed can make or break your SERP rankings and sales. It can also affect what your potential customers think of your business. Let’s face it – we have to keep up with our visitors’ and search engines’ expectations to stay at the top of the game.

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If you’ve been running tests on GTMetrix lately, you may have noticed that your site speed appears to be lower (while the number of HTTP requests higher) now than before.

Is it? The short answer is no.

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When you embed a YouTube or any other video, your visitor’s browser will need to make a number of extra requests to render your page.

With YouTube, the number of requests is 4, 3 for three different resolutions and 1 for the still image used as a video cover. It gets even worse when you embed a video that has ads running – several more requests are added. Naturally, your site will load slower and if you have a half a dozen videos on the page … you do the math, this could be a half of the total requests.

What’s even worse is that these requests to external resources cannot be controlled, don’t have far future expirations and because of that will lower your overall speed scores.

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Most of us use web fonts from Google, Typekit, etc. Used in moderation, they hardly have any bearing on how fast your site loads. However, while optimizing client’s sites for speed I often see a whole plethora of fonts in use and that does have a negative effect.

Here's an easy way to use all the fonts you want without slowing your site down ...
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