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An In-Depth Guide to Google’s PageSpeed Insights

Victoria Williams

When developing or managing a website, it’s important to know how your website is performing on both desktop and mobile devices. Your site’s performance can determine your search engine ranking and can provide insights on user experience. To get a baseline on how your site is performing, Google provides a basic and easy-to-use tool that tests your website for free. Google’s PageSpeed Insights allows you to test your website’s performance on both desktop and mobile, then provides a brief analysis of your results. Although PageSpeed In...

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Foundations of Faster Websites

Victoria Williams

At the same time that more and more people are transitioning to mobile devices that run on slower networks, users are expecting to see better sites running quickly and efficiently. The costs, both monetary and otherwise, resulting from performance issues relating to your site are high, and legacy techniques aren’t necessary sufficient to solve the issues you’re facing. It can be hard to know where to start in terms of speeding up your site, so this article discusses ten different techniques you can use to improve your pages’ performance...

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Web Perfectionist 101: Caching

Jennifer Carlson

Watch this caching explainer video to better understand the way caching works and the value it offers to you. https://rigor-2.wistia.com/medias/n3a9ecc119 To learn more about how Rigor can help you to adhere to web performance best practices, check out our other Google Page Speed Insights articles at rigor.com/blog....

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How to Leverage Caching for Performance

Melanie Crissey

In this post we’re going to talk about HTTP caching. We’ll cover why it’s important to visitors and how to implement it to improve performance and user experiences on sites. Let’s consider a real world example of caching. Wikipedia.org is a popular website that we often reference for helpful information about general definitions or histories of web performance topics. Imagine that a visitor has a topic that they want to read about on Wikipedia.org They type wik...

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Optimizing for Global Traffic

Chapman Lever

We're in the midst of the 2016 Olympic games and all eyes are on Rio. That means lot of visitors from around the world are hitting the Rio 2016 official website this summer for scores, highlights, schedules, and real-time updates. In this week's Web Perfectionist 101 video, Billy Hoffman takes a look at rio2016.com and weighs in on what it does right and where there is room for improvement. In this video Billy covers: CDN Management Far-Future Caching Javascript Minification Lossy and Lossless Media Optimization Does the R...

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