Servicing Speed

Sep 30, 13 Servicing Speed

Predicting where the next big thing is going to come from is an extremely difficult task. That is what makes the cut and thrust of international business so exciting, because no-one really knows what is around the corner. In the 80s it was the stock market, in the 90s and 00s, the property market.

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Adsense Alternative: LinkVehicle

Aug 21, 13 Adsense Alternative: LinkVehicle

We have already added some posts talking about the Adsense alternatives, and right now what we have here is LinkVehicle. This is a pretty decent advertising platform that we have been using for a while now. It’s currently on the 50/50 based commission but the trick is that you have the power to setup what will be the rates for the advertising options available on your site. You can freely adjust the rates based on your targeted amount.

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MaxCDN to speed up your site even more

Jul 10, 13 MaxCDN to speed up your site even more

Site’s load speed is one of the most basic yet one of the most powerful credentials to generate online traffic which can be easily translated to revenue. And this has been one of our challenges on our server which has been crippled down by multiple-shutdowns during peak time due to traffic spike. After a month of optimization, from server configuration, template and plugins update as well adding cache mechanism and CDN to fasten up and optimized the server resources –we finally made a stable and optimized server.

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Improving your blog’s SEO through Robots.txt and Canonical Headers

Jun 26, 13 Improving your blog’s SEO through Robots.txt and Canonical Headers

Search engine like Google gathers information and search results in the world wide web through their crawlers which has been also known as bots or spiders. They scan your site or blog and take every information they can, index them to throw them in your searches if ever you’re asking for that related information. The bots can even look at your sites confidential information if ever you’re not aware on how to maintain the robots.txt which somehow acts like a security guard to tell spiders on which directory they can indexed. Without this, your site might be in compromised for possible online leakage –with your sensitive information popping up on search results.

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Online Website Marketing: The truth about colors

Jun 03, 13 Online Website Marketing: The truth about colors

Are you into online marketing? Are you wondering why your website is not getting the traffic that you hoped it would get? Are you frustrated selling your innovative new gadget to people and being shrugged off? This might be of help to you.

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The SEO benefits of Google Plus

Feb 12, 13 The SEO benefits of Google Plus

The buzz around Google Plus’ launch in September 2011 was as deafening as the eventual response was muted. Not so long ago, the stock SEO joke was that only people on Google Plus were dutiful Google employees, but with the search engine’s colossal influence on digital, search and content marketing, it should perhaps not be a surprise that it is truly beginning to brings its influence to bear.

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Google Updates Blogger for iOS

Dec 19, 12 Google Updates Blogger for iOS

Travel or on-the-go bloggers will love this new app update from Google, as the search and mobile OS giant throws a new optimized version of Blogger for iOS, this time utilizing the 4-inch iPhone 5 display which seemed to be adapted also on new iPhone accessories outed to fit for this new larger device.

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How to speed up your multiple WordPress sites running on VPS

Dec 13, 12 How to speed up your multiple WordPress sites running on VPS

How to speedup sites

Page load speed could be a key factor  to start a business online, basically it’s like setting your first impression to your customers, the faster the better. So what if your site’s page load speed is terrible enough to have plenty of possible business opportunities taken away by your competitors? What can you do to optimize your hosting and your site?

We had worked several weeks with Liquidweb support on an issue for a terrible Time To First Byte(TTFB) speed and it turns out to be a collective issue when you’re running multiple sites(WordPress) on a single server. Along with this issue, will be periodical shutdown of your server mainly by server overload as a results of multiple processes eating your server resources abnormally. So here are few simple steps that we have implemented on each site to improve and optimize the overall server and site performances.

1. First determine which WordPress plugins are utilizing resources that you think affecting your site’s loading speed. You can evaluate it by using, P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugin. P3 will show you a pie graph of each plugin that is running on your site with their utilization. From here, you can eliminate them one by one, or you can find other alternative plugins that is doing the same thing yet utilizing just enough resources. The good example for this one, will be the Digg Digg plugins that shows terrible impact on my site’s load speed, thus replacing this with same AA’s Digg Digg Alternative plugins shows good result.

2. Once you’ve eliminate all unnecessary plugins, now move on configuring each site’s W3 Total Cache plugins along with the CDN configuration. I’m using MaxCDN on my side and as shared server, you need to configure it using the default “Disk or Disk Enhanced” for each cache option. I tried using “Memcache” but unfortunately when you test it using WebPageTest, the “Disk” setup performs better. Drop me an email and I can send you the exported setup of my W3 Cache.

3. Now see the improvements of your site’s load speed. You can check it using the WebPageTest. Note that you need to apply each optimization steps on each site on your server.

After these few steps, tell us how your site load improvements? Currently, all sites on my VPS loads on less than 10 seconds on first page load and less than 3 seconds on second page visit —-this is ultimately 50% better than my previous setup.

If you can suggest other steps to improve site load that you’ve already implemented, feel free to share it on the comment line.

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Top 5 signs which indicate your site are penalizing

Oct 26, 12 Top 5 signs which indicate your site are penalizing

There are many benefits of using proper SEO strategies. This includes getting more visible over the search engines, high traffic, better chance of conversion, etc. However, if you do not abide by the rules of SEO, your site could be lost in the search engine results. If you look at some of the common complaints from webmasters, they simply say that their sites are banned and no more visible anywhere in the search results. This simply means that they have committed some gross errors, which compelled the search engines to penalize their sites. There are several signs or symptoms, which shows that your websites are being penalized by the search engines. The below is the list of top five signs that indicate that your site is penalized.

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Beware of Amazon Link Localizer WordPress Plugin

Oct 18, 12 Beware of Amazon Link Localizer WordPress Plugin

I’ve been using this Amazon Link Localizer WordPress plugin for quite sometimes now and it leaves me no choice but to uninstall it as I become somehow annoyed for several times leaving my Amazon affiliate ID blank for all regions. I may accept it if I mistakenly update the plugin and don’t check if the region fields are all blank, but lately I don’t know I see it all the fields are blank without even an update.

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