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Google Analytics has new report: Speed Suggestions

It is a new type of report, which is made by PageSpeed Insights. Now the web page speed suggestions are integrated in Google Analytics under Site Speed.
speed-suggestions

Here is one sample report of one of my webpage here. It gave me two suggestions, including Desktop and Mobile.  Continue reading “Google Analytics has new report: Speed Suggestions”

Day 6 – Two Week Campaign

To make the site clean and faster loading, I remove one piece advertising script.
The ads removed is provided by Kontera, I used it for many years. It is a content link ads. It mimics text link. When mouse move over it, a small float layer display a small box with ads. About five to ten Kontera links are added on each of my post. Now I took it away. The page looks less links on it.
The second change I made is to move Google Ads from the middle center of the post content to the right up inline of the post. Personally, I feel better look. And more content will be shown above the fold.
After the above two changes, the Fully Loaded time is reduced about 25% on first view.

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Day 1 – Two Week Campaign

It is the first day of my Two Week Campaign. It is very important to start everything correct in the beginning.

Day 1


I did following changes on Yinfor Site, including David Yin’s Blog.

The changes I made is based on the following concept.

Audience always likes faster web site. Audience always likes web site shown without errors.

First of all, my small job is to make my web page loading faster.

1) Combine CSS files and do not use @import to include other css file

2) Optimize Images on homepage. Got 5% reduction on image size.

3) Minify javascript file, mt.js, it cut 15KB.

4) Minify CSS file, it cut 9KB

5) Leverage browser caching of static assets. Such as jpg, png, gif files. I make them expired in 60 days.

The overall effects are: less connections, smaller files.

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12 Tips to Increase Page Views on your Blog

There are a lot of articles on the Internet, telling you how to increase your blog web traffic. It is hard job, especially for a new blogger. I knew it. Because I am also start from a newbie.
Now, this blog, David Yin’s Blog is more than 8 years. If you check the archives, you may find the first post on October 19, 2004. Only three lines there.
I want share some tips to you. Actually 12 tips. To show you the ways to increase Page View on your Blog.
Be remarkable
If you already has some in a niche, that’s great. You can save a lot of time and work to make you remarkable.
If you do not have it. It takes time to build it.
Become an expert
Focus on one niche. Be prepared. You have to do a lot of homework to learn anything related to the niche you picked. Get more materials and have them on hand. Any time do it professionally.
Submit to Article Directories
It is a regular job. When you have some great article, submit it to article directories. Let them to spread your article, with the link of your original post.
You know, you are an expert, your knowledge is very helpful to others. That’s why they are willing to list your article on their directory.
Provide enough information
Any article you post on your Blog. You need provide at least one useful information. Do not waste your reader’s time. And your own time.
Provide enough information. Let the visitor came and found what they are looking for. Help them, then they will show their appreciate by visiting again.

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Add Google Analytics new features

I use Google Analytics to track this blog for many years. It did help me to understand much more of the readers.
Now Google Analytics has some new features released. The first thing I would like to add on my blog is Site Speed track.
The way to add it into the existing tracking code is just add following line:

_gaq.push([‘_trackPageLoadTime’]);

Why Google implement this new feature?
My answer is Site speed / page load speed.
It is more important than before in the factors of Search Engine Optimization.
Google treat site speed as one of the most important factors of 100+ factors.

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How to use Webpagetest Free tool to test your blog load time

To double the traffic, one of the optimization steps is to test the load time of page and find the way to speed up.
I recommend WebPagetest. It is a free tool to test your blog / web page. See how fast to load the whole page. It tests two time, one is fresh load, the other is repeat view.
I tested my home page of this blog. The result is pretty good. Page Speed Score: 97/100
Let us see how it is:
webpagetest-yinfor

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Google release mod_pagespeed beta

Google released a new product, mod_pagespeed. It is a mod for Apache web server.

mod_pagespeed is an open-source Apache module that automatically optimizes web pages and resources on them. It does this by rewriting the resources using filters that implement web performance best practices. Webmasters and web developers can use mod_pagespeed to improve the performance of their web pages when serving content with the Apache HTTP Server.

mod_pagespeed includes several filter that optimize JavaScript, HTML and CSS stylesheets. It also includes filters for optimizing JPEG and PNG images. The filters are based on a set of best practices known to enhance web page performance. Webmasters who set up mod_pagespeed in addition to configuring proper caching and compression on their Apache distribution should expect to see an improvement in the loading time of the pages on their websites.

To install it on Centos 5.5, I did following.

1) SSH to my VPS with root right.

2) Add Google Linux Software Repositories.

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