A Beginner’s Website Audit Checklist

May 19, 2017By Ana Dukakis

If you’re conducting a website audit, it can be handy to have a website audit checklist to make sure you’re not missing any key points. This beginner’s website audit checklist gives you a good overview of your website optimisation strategy as a whole. We also have checklists for more specific areas of your website, such … Read More

Use Vary: User-Agent for Mobile SEO

May 8, 2017By Lian Brooks

Without Vary: User-Agent, Google may not read your pages correctly which can affect your ranking. Here, we explain what Vary: User-Agent is and how to use it. PLEASE! Before you read this article, check out our guide on how to structure mobile-friendly pages. Without it, you may find your website struggles to rank well for Google … Read More

Remove Mobile Redirects

May 8, 2017By Lian Brooks

Redirects affect how users and Google see mobile pages. They’re very costly on mobile networks and are bad for performance speed. Each redirect you remove will therefore dramatically improve how fast content is seen by users. There are four common redirects, these are: Initial redirect – canonical (www.example.com vs example.com) SSL – secure pages redirect … Read More

Tap Targets Explained

May 8, 2017By Lian Brooks

Tap targets are an essential part of mobile SEO. Here, we explain what tap targets are, how big they should be and common issues. PLEASE! Before you read this excellent article, check out our simple guide on how to make mobile friendly web pages. A few simple checks will ensure your website ranks in Google … Read More

Size Your Content to the Viewport

May 8, 2017By Lian Brooks

Your page content should not rely on a particular viewport width to render well. We explain why you need to size your content to the viewport and how to do it. When content goes off screen, a mobile user has to scroll sideways in order to view content. This isn’t exactly great for user experience, … Read More

Make Text Legible for Mobile Devices

May 8, 2017By Lian Brooks

With so many different screen sizes for mobile devices, site owners have to ensure that text of pages is legible on both the largest and smallest screens. If you’re coming across the ‘text too small read’ or ‘use legible font size’ errors, keep reading. Note! Before you read the article below, please check out our … Read More

Conditional Loading for Mobile and Desktop

May 8, 2017By Lian Brooks

Here, we’ll go through conditional loading, the benefits of varying what resources load on mobile and desktop pages and how to do this using the Window.matchMedia() function in your JavaScript file.  In our explanation, we’ll use the example of social buttons and examine how features like this affect load time on mobile compared to desktop. What … Read More

What is CSS @import, and do I avoid it?

May 2, 2017By Ana Dukakis

CSS @import is when an external CSS file is imported from within another CSS file or HTML page. Typically found in the head of the document, these imports are written as ‘@import url(“style.css”)’. There are various reasons CSS @import may be used – chiefly, it can make things easier to organise when considering a web … Read More

Content Delivery Networks: A Starter Guide

May 2, 2017By Ana Dukakis

Content Delivery Networks are not often the first step in an SEO plan, but for certain websites they can become an invaluable part of their operations. Here we’re going to go through what Content Delivery Networks are, how they work, whether you need to use one, and which are the best options out there.   … Read More

A Guide to .htaccess Files

May 2, 2017By Ana Dukakis

.htaccess files are text files that tell your server how to handle different aspects of your webpage’s display. These include redirects, protecting directories, enabling compression, rewriting URLs, and more. Take a look at our simple, straight-forward .htaccess guide to get a great overview. What is an .htaccess file? An .htaccess file is a simple text … Read More