All these latest Google Search algorithm changes are making our visitor stats going wild both ways. The most important thing many webmasters forget to check after building a website is it’s loading speed. So many of them loading over 4 sec., even those with basic WordPress installation.
(try W3 Total Cache plugin).
I was dismissing Google algorithm changes at first, until I saw the stats for one of our websites; http://webimenik.biz to be exact. Website visits fell to over year and a half old averages. When I checked loading time it was obvious, WebImenik load time was over 5 sec. and first 3 was taken by CPU getting necessary data to show the front page.
Great online tool for checking website speed: http://tools.pingdom.com
There are many methods to make Ajax operations crawable by Google and other search engines. Many are still saying it’s not the right time yet to use Ajax for all dynamic content. I disagree! Google already introduced their method to make this work but it’s too complicated and needs a lot of additional programming time to make it work properly.
Even dough I came up with this idea myself, someone elase in the world had the same idea before me and it’s called Hijax. So what is Hijax in definition?
And finally the interesting part.
The example, dead simple:
<a href="page-2.html" onclick="AjaxCall('page-2'); return false;">
* Use this method on all links intended to work with Ajax calls.
That’s it! So simple! We are already using this method on our new company website that’s currently in development.
Google Krom, as we would say it on Croatian. It’s a new web browser from Google factory. There are many things I can say about it, lots of likes and dislikes so I’d rather wait a month or two for them to upgrade the product then saying anything smart here.
That’s all, just wanted to make a note :)
Google or google? We all ask ourself, maybe it’s something more, much bigger to come? Only time will tell. More or less, many people commented the new Google favicon as a bad change and I agree with that, but that’s only me! I see new Google favicon less recognizable, it doesn’t stand out on browser tabs as before, it’s less Google in it – the big G and the colors, less visible for people with vision problems, invisible when scaled down and the list goes on. The only good change is the philosophy behind the small g, there are many theories out there.