How to Improve Page Speed for More Traffic & Conversions – Search Engine Journal

Page speed is a critical factor in digital marketing today. It has a significant impact on:

  • How long visitors stay on your site.
  • How many of them convert into paying customer.
  • How much you pay on a CPC basis in paid search.
  • Where you rank in organic search.

Unfortunately, most websites perform poorly when it comes to page speed. and that has a direct negative impact on their revenue.

There is an almost infinite number of things we can spend our days doing as digital marketers, and there’s never enough time to do them all. As a result, some things get pushed to the back burner.

One of the things that seem to get pushed back most often is optimizing page speed. This is easy to understand because most people don’t truly comprehend the importance of this often overlooked detail, so they don’t see the value in investing time and money to improve it by a few seconds or less.

What may seem like an inconsequential amount of time to some marketers, including those who focus solely on search engine optimization, has been proven to be monumental by data from industry giants all the way down to our own analytics data.

I’ll assume that you’re like me and you want to maximize your results, and of course, your revenue, right? Then let’s get started in making your website faster than greased snot! (That’s quite a visual, isn’t it?)

1. Ditch the Budget Web Hosting

We’re all trying to save money these days, after all, those subscriptions to Raven, SEMrush, Moz, and all the other tools we use on a daily basis add up quickly. It’s almost like having an extra kid.

One way a lot of people try to save money is by choosing the kind of cheap shared hosting that crams as many websites as they can fit onto a server, much like a bunch of clowns piling into a single car. Performance be damned!

Sure, your website will be available most of the time as it would with most any web host, but it will load so bloody slowly that your visitors will leave frustrated without ever converting into buyers.

“But it’s barely noticeable!” these bargain shoppers insist.

Here’s the thing — it might be barely noticeable to you because it’s your baby and you love it. But everyone else only wants to get in and get out of your website as quickly as possible.

People want to be on your site for just long enough to do what they came to do, whether that means to get an answer, buy a product, or some other specific objective. If you slow them down even a little bit, they will be likely to hate their experience and leave without converting.

Think about it like this:

Most people love their own kids unconditionally. But someone else’s kid screaming, throwing things, disrupting their night out at a restaurant? They hate that kid. It’s the same with your website.

How Much of a Difference Does It Really Make?

According to a study conducted by Amazon, a difference of just 100ms — a unit of time that a human can’t even perceive, was enough to reduce their sales by 1 percent. Walmart found similar results.

If that tiny unit of time has that much direct impact on sales, what kind impact do you think an extra second or more will have?

But it doesn’t stop there because how quickly (or slowly) your website loads also has an impact on organic search ranking and pay-per-click costs. In other words, if your website loads slowly, you should expect your competitors who have invested in this critical area to eat your lunch.

Bottom line: skip the budget web hosting. If they are selling it like a commodity (based mainly on price) then they’ll treat their customers like a commodity too.

There are a lot of web hosts that are optimized for speed, particularly for WordPress websites, and some of them are priced similarly to the budget options. So ask around, do some testing, and invest in a web host that will give you the performance to satisfy both your visitors and Google.

2. Reduce HTTP Calls

Every file needed for a webpage to render and function, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, images, and fonts require a separate HTTP request. The more requests made, the slower that page will load.

Now if you’re anything like most of the people I talk to, you’re probably thinking “Oh, I don’t need to worry about that, Jeremy. I know what I’m doing and I don’t add a bunch of bloated garbage into my website!”

That may be partially true. You may not add a bunch of bloated garbage to your website, but for 90 percent+ of the websites that I encounter — it’s still there anyway.

That bloat isn’t there because the Bloat Fairy snuck it in while you were sleeping. It’s there because a majority of web designers, regardless of skill or experience, don’t make page speed a priority. The sad truth is that most don’t even know how.

Here’s where the problem starts:

Most themes load one or more CSS files and several JavaScript files. Some, such as Jquery or FontAwesome, are usually loaded remotely from another server, which dramatically increases the time it takes a page to load.

This becomes even more problematic when you consider the additional CSS and JavaScript files added by plugins. It’s easy to end up with half a dozen or more HTTP requests just from CSS and JavaScript files alone.

When you factor in all of the images on a page, which each require a separate HTTP request, it quickly gets out of hand.

  • Merge JavaScript files into one file.
  • Merge CSS files into one file.
  • Reduce or eliminate plugins that load their own JavaScript and/or CSS files. In some cases, as with Gravity Forms, you have the option to disable them from being loaded.
  • Use sprites for frequently used images.
  • Use a font like FontAwesome or Ionic Icons instead of image files wherever possible because then only one file needs to be loaded.

3. Include the Trailing Slash

Omitting the trailing slash on links pointing to your website, whether from external sources (link building efforts) or from within your own website, has an adverse impact on speed.

Here’s how:

When you visit a URL without the trailing slash, the web server will look for a file with that name. If it doesn’t find a file with that name, it will then treat it as a directory and look for the default file in that directory.

In other words, by omitting the trailing slash, you’re forcing the server to execute an unnecessary 301 redirect. While it may seem instantaneous to you, it does take slightly longer, and as we’ve already established, every little bit adds up.

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https://example.com/services (this is also bad)
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https://example.com/ (this is good)
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https://example.com/services/ (this is also good)

4. Enable Compression

Enabling GZIP compression can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to download your HTML, CSS, JavaScript files because they are downloaded as much smaller compressed files, which are then decompressed once they get to the browser.

Don’t worry — your visitors won’t have to do anything extra because all modern browsers support GZIP and automatically process it for all HTTP requests already.

5. Enable Browser Caching

With browser caching enabled, the elements of a webpage are stored in your visitors’ browser so the next time they visit your site, or when they visit another page, their browser can load the page without having to send another HTTP request to the server for any of the cached elements.

Once the first page has been loaded and its elements are stored in the user’s cache, only new elements need to be downloaded on subsequent pages. This can drastically reduce the number of files that need to be downloaded during a typical browsing session.

6. Minify Resources

Minifying your CSS and JavaScript files removes unnecessary white space and comments to reduce the file size, and as a result, the time it takes to download them.

Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be a manual process because there are several tools available online to convert a file into a smaller, minified version of itself. There are also several plugins available for WordPress that will replace the links in your website head for your regular CSS and JavaScript files with a minified version of them without modifying your original files, including popular caching plugins such as:

  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache
  • WP Rocket

It may take a bit of effort to get the settings just right because minification can often break CSS and JavaScript, so once you’ve minified everything, be sure to test your website thoroughly.

7. Prioritize Above-the-Fold Content

Your website can appear to the visitor to load more quickly if it’s coded to prioritize above-the-fold content — in other words, the content that is visible before a visitor scrolls.

This means ensuring that any elements that appear above the fold are also as near the beginning of the HTML code so the browser can download and render them first.

It’s also critical to include any CSS and JavaScript that are required to render that area inline rather than in an external CSS file.

8. Optimize Media Files

Because mobile devices with high-quality cameras are common and modern content management systems such as WordPress makes it convenient to upload images, many people simply shoot a photo and upload it without realizing that, often, the image is at least four times bigger than is necessary. This slows your website down considerably — especially for mobile users.

Optimizing the media files on your website has the potential to improve your page speed tremendously, and doing so is relatively easy, so it’s a good investment of your time.

Optimizing Images

  • Opt for the ideal format. JPG is perfect for photographic images, while GIF or PNG are best for images with large areas of solid color. 8-bit PNG files are for images without an alpha channel (transparent background) and 24-bit files are for images with an alpha channel.
  • Ensure images are properly sized. If an image is displayed at 800 pixels wide on your website, there is no benefit to using a 1600 pixels wide image.
  • Compress the image file. Aside from being the top image editing program, Adobe Photoshop has awesome image compression capabilities and starts at $9.99/month. You can also use free WordPress plugins – such as WWW Image OptimizerImsanity, and TinyJPG – that automatically compress uploaded images.

Optimizing Video

  • Choose the ideal format. MP4 is best in most cases because it produces the smallest file size.
  • Serve the optimal size (dimensions) based on visitors’ screen size.
  • Eliminate the audio track if the video is used in the background as a design element.
  • Compress the video file. I use Adobe Premiere most of the time, but Camtasia is a solid choice too.
  • Reduce the video length.
  • Consider uploading videos to YouTube or Vimeo instead of serving them locally and use their iframe embedding code.

You shouldn’t stop there though because that only scratches the surface.

To truly optimize the media on your website, you need to serve the appropriately-sized images based on the screen size rather than simply resizing them. There are two ways to handle this, based on the implementation of an image.

  • Images within the HTML of your website can be served using src set, which enables the browser to select, download, and display the appropriate image based on the screen size of the device a visitor is using.
  • Images placed via CSS – typically as background images, can be served using media queries to select the appropriate image based on screen size of the device a visitor is using.

9. Utilize Caching & CDNs

Caching enables your web server to store a static copy of your webpages so they can be delivered more quickly to a visitor’s browser, while a CDN allows those copies to be distributed to servers all over the world so that a visitor’s browser can download them from the server closest to their location. This improves page speed dramatically.

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Image Credits
Feature Image: Created by Jeremy Knauff, October 2017.

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Judge Won’t Let Feds Have Full Access to Names of People on Anti-Trump Site – Reason (blog)

The web host can redact user info unless the Justice Department provides evidence of criminal activity.

Burned limoCarol Guzy/ZUMA Press/NewscomA judge has added new limits to a warrant the Justice Department is using to try to track down the anti-Trump activists who disrupted Inauguration Day activities.

As part of an effort to identify any protester who did anything illegal in D.C. the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president, the Department of Justice served a warrant against the web host DreamHost. The warrant was absurdly broad, attempting to get private data on anybody who had so much as visited DisruptJ20.org, a site used to organize anti-Trump protests. According to the company, the warrant as initially submitted would have required it to hand over the IP addresses of more than a million visitors to the site.

DreamHost announced it was resisting the warrant, calling it an overly broad fishing expedition and a threat to free speech. It certainly could cause a chilling effect if the government were able to simply demand the names of anyone who visited a website critical of the president. Just today, Trump was pretty clearly suggesting that he’d like to find some way to retaliate against media outlets whose reporting he dislikes.

The Department of Justice then retreated and said it would refine the request. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Moran approved a more limited warrant and ordered the Justice Department to put protocols in place to limit access to private information that had nothing to do with a criminal investigation.

Yesterday Judge Moran put out a final order that made it clear he’s not going to let the Justice Department just wade through personally identifiable private information without any probable cause. DreamHost will be permitted to redact user information, and the Department of Justice won’t be able to access it unless it can show that a particular user is suspected of criminal activity.

“While the government has the right to execute its warrant,” Moran noted in his order, “it does not have the right to rummage through the information contained on DreamHost’s website and discover the identity of, or access communications by, individuals not participating in alleged criminal activity, particularly those persons who were engaging in protected 1st Amendment activities.”

Kudos to DreamHost for putting up a fight here. As a third party host, it’s not the one being investigated for misconduct, but it’s using the revenue it earns from its customers to help protect those customers’ privacy from an overreaching government.

How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech – Fortune

In recent months, the U.S. Justice Department has issued subpoenas against Facebook FB and web host DreamHost for records of thousands, perhaps millions, of citizens who expressed interest in protesting President Trump’s inauguration. Such requests, while perhaps well-intentioned, impinge on constitutional values embodied in the First, Fourth, and Fifth amendments. And worryingly, there is no good way now to ensure such values are respected.

Prosecutors often subpoena businesses for personal and revealing documents in white-collar and criminal cases. During the Whitewater investigation in 1998, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr demanded records from the Washington, D.C. bookstore Kramerbooks respecting President Clinton’s purchases. Five years earlier, Senate investigators subpoenaed Sen. Bob Packwood’s diaries. And the reporter who obtained Judge Robert Bork’s video rental records in 1987 could as easily have been a zealous prosecutor.

Social media and web-hosted platforms generate business records much like bookstores, libraries, and video stores—just at a much higher rate, and entangling many more people. The Justice Department’s request to DreamHost, for example, potentially swept in 1.3 million people.

Prosecutors often have legitimate interests in these records. The ongoing Las Vegas investigation into gunman Stephen Paddock, for example, will properly reach records of his online activity. Many terrorist investigations hinge on tracking suspects’ interactions with online radicalizers, necessitating the acquisition of records.

At the same time, subpoenas pose challenges to privacy and political freedom. First, the specter of wide-ranging government power to acquire records of online interactions might alter people’s behavior, allowing government to subtly influence the shape of public debate. Second, subpoenas respecting online conduct allow government to identify those with divergent views—and to target them for harassment or punishment.

These are precisely the concerns that led to James Madison’s drafting of provisions in the Bill of Rights in 1791 to protect not just a right of free speech, but also rights against unreasonable searches and seizures and compelled self-incrimination under the Fourth and Fifth amendments, respectively.

A key case that the Bill of Rights’ framers knew well was the 1763 decision in Wilkes v. Wood. Parliamentarian John Wilkes was a loud critic of the prime minister. After Wilkes published an especially stinging pamphlet, his home was raided for inculpatory papers. In a case closely watched in the colonies, Wilkes then sued for damages—and won.

In 1886, the Supreme Court faced its first important case on the meaning of Fourth and Fifth amendments. Edward Boyd, a glass merchant, challenged a government subpoena for documents related to alleged evasion of customs duties. Drawing on the Wilkes case and other Founding era precedent, the Court held that a subpoena for “a man’s private papers,” apparently including business records, was per se a violation of the Fourth and Fifth amendments.

In the first half of the 20th century, the Court retreated from this formulation in the face of growing demands by the emerging New Deal regulatory state for more investigative powers. In 1976, it withdrew Fourth Amendment protection for private papers held by a third party. In 1973 and 1976, it held that subpoenas for documents from third parties no longer raised a Fifth Amendment issue. The Boyd rule, once thought the foundation of civil liberty, was dead.

Although some justices have lately registered some awareness of the important constitutional issues raised by data held by third-party online intermediaries, the Court has so far failed to reconsider its abandonment of Boyd’s rule.

In this vacuum, Congress might have stepped in. True, it did respond to the Bork videos story by enacting the Video Privacy Protection Act in 1988. And, it passed the Stored Communications Act (SCA) in 1986, which now provides a primitive framework for regulating government acquisition of online-related data. But the SCA—written for the Internet circa 1986—is now about as technologically up to date as Judge Bork’s VCR.

The net result is that there are no reliable guideposts to help even well-meaning government lawyers manage these competing concerns. The failure means that there’s no sure way to ensure that both legitimate investigative ends and constitutional values are respected in the current Facebook/DreamHost investigation. It’s a failure we can’t blame the Framers for—only Congress and the Court.

Aziz Huq is the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Feds Use Right-Wing Militia’s Video to Prosecute Trump Protesters – Daily Beast

Federal prosecutors want to use a far-right militia’s YouTube video to convict anti-Trump protesters and a journalist of riot.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. is attempting to convict nearly 200 people—including a journalist—of participating in an Inauguration Day protest where some people broke windows and damaged vehicles. Defendants stand to serve up to 75 years in prison if convicted. And some of those high-stakes cases might come down to trial by YouTube video, The Daily Beast has learned. In September, the U.S. attorney moved to introduce a series of videos ripped from right-wing and conspiracy theorist YouTube channels, including a video produced by the far-right militia the Oath Keepers.

The video names listed in the filing match those of dubious YouTube videos boasting of “INSANE Protests Riots Compilation,” or far-right internet videos claiming to show “Mayham” [sic] in the streets.

And one of those videos—an audio file overlaid with a slideshow of protest pictures—was uploaded as part of an “operation” by a right-wing militia.

Court documents list the video as “The_DC_Police_Allowed_the_Inauguration_Chaos.mp4”. That file appears to have been ripped from a YouTube video of the same name by the Oath Keepers, a far-right, gun-toting group that has been accused of racism, anti-government extremism, and peddling conspiracy theories. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., declined to comment on the video’s origins.

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The Oath Keepers, who did not return The Daily Beast’s request for comment, garnered headlines when they urged members to “monitor” polling places during the 2016 presidential election, leading to accusations of voter intimidation. The group also made news for showing up heavily armed to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as for offering a “security detail” to protect anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis from arrest, and for members’ conspiracy theory-tinged writings on Muslims, Black Lives Matter, and the left in general.

“While it claims only to be defending the Constitution, the entire organization is based on a set of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy the liberties of Americans,” the Southern Poverty Law Center alleges of the group.

After President Donald Trump’s election, the previously anti-government group found a new place in its heart for the nation’s highest office, and swore to crack down against “violent protests against the president elect.”

“We cannot simply sit around and watch while the enemies of liberty work to use violence to initiate a communist revolution in our country,” the Oath Keepers wrote in a November 2016 blog post announcing efforts to “infiltrate” protest movements. “We have allowed our personnel to burrow deep inside these protest organizations to collect information regarding tactics, motivations, schedules and logistics.”

In practice, the group’s “infiltration” effort meant attending a large meeting of activists. The video “The DC Police Allowed the Inauguration Chaos” purports to contain five minutes of audio from the meeting.

“On the 18th, our first action is planned,” a woman is heard telling a crowd in the video. “This is going to be a queer dance party at Mike Pence’s house.”

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The audio is the standard stuff of organizing meetings. Moreover, the meeting and everything discussed therein are legal. But the video is superimposed with a slideshow of images of black-clad protesters and damaged vehicles.

The Oath Keepers boasted of giving the footage to D.C. police, and receiving “the thanks of at least one Federal law enforcement agency for our efforts.”

The Oath Keepers also claimed to have worked in coordination with Project Veritas, a sting operation by conservative provocateur James O’Keefe. Ahead of the inauguration, Project Veritas captured video of protesters discussing the effect stink bombs would have on The Deploraball, a party for the so-called alt-right. Veritas says it turned over the video to “the CIA, the Secret Service, and the DC Metro Police.” Three people featured in the video were arrested the day before the inauguration.

But the extent of Veritas’ and the Oath Keeper’s coordination with law enforcement is unclear. Sam Menefee-Libey, a member of the volunteer legal group D.C. Legal Posse said defendants’ lawyers have repeatedly requested information on police’s communications with the far-right groups, but that the requests “haven’t been accepted.”

“Online, the Oath Keepers mentioned they’d been bringing MPD [Metropolitan Police Department] materials before the inauguration,” Menefee-Libey said. “We don’t know if the MPD had relationships with authoritarian nationalist militias.”

The prosecution has also moved to introduce as evidence other videos ripped from questionable YouTube sources. One such video, titled “TRUMP Inauguration | Protests gone WRONG | MOB Mentality COMPILATION 2017” was uploaded to YouTube by a channel that appears to specialize in “pranks gone wrong” compilation videos.

Another video, titled “Mayham! Protesters RUSH COPS😨In Washington DC,” was uploaded by a channel that frequently posts conspiracy theory videos like “HlLLARY KlLLING HER ENEMlES: EVIL CLlNTONS Will Do ANYTHING To BURY The Truth About CORRUPTlON.”

One of the prosecution’s videos originates from the alt-right media group Rebel Media, and appears to exonerate one of the case’s defendants. In the video, a Rebel Media livestreamer stands in crowd of reporters, separated from protesters. Next to her is Aaron Cantú, the reporter currently facing charges for his alleged participation in what prosecutors describe as a riot.

Many of the videos are at least partial duplicates, with YouTubers making compilation videos using the same footage of protesters breaking windows. The Oath Keepers’ video shows no criminality. And previous court filings have accused defendants of conspiracy to riot, based on overt acts as simple as wearing “black or dark colored clothing, gloves, scarves, sunglasses, ski masks, gas masks, goggles.”

The Daily Beast previously reported that investigators had cracked defendants’ phones, and that prosecutors had moved to use the internet histories, communications, and pictures from those phones as evidence. Prosecutors also attempted to compel the web host for a protest website to turn over data on every IP address that had ever visited the site, a request that was eventually denied.

The combined effect is a broad dragnet for information on defendants, even if it means the U.S. attorney’s office using edited videos from far-right militias as evidence.

“We’ve seen a number of stories in the past few months about the government going after overly broad searches, from a search on an activist’s home in D.C, to the [web host] subpoena, to recent Facebook search warrants which ask for everything including things those users deleted,” Menefee-Libey said.

“They seem to be casting about for everything at this point, which to a layperson might seem like desperation.”

Court limits government warrant for data about anti-Trump website – Los Angeles Times

A District of Columbia judge on Tuesday placed strict limits on a government warrant that seeks to force a Los Angeles web host provider to turn over digital data about visitors to a website that helped organize anti-Trump protests.

After upholding the warrant in August, Superior Court Chief Judge Robert E. Morin ruled in a final order that the company could redact some of the identifying information about site visitors in order to protect their privacy and constitutional rights.

Under the order, the Justice Department cannot obtain information that would identify people who interacted with the site until investigators have concluded – and the court agrees – that it is evidence of criminal activity.

“While the government has the right to execute its warrant, it does not have the right to rummage through the information contained on DreamHost’s website and discover the identity of, or access communications by, individuals not participating in alleged criminal activity, particularly those persons who were engaging in protected 1st Amendment activities,” Morin wrote.

Justice Department officials initially filed a search warrant in July to obtain data from DreamHost about the 1.3 million visits to disruptj20.org, a website associated with organizing anti-Trump demonstrations on Inauguration Day that resulted in about 200 arrests.

The government had argued the data was necessary to prosecute alleged criminal activity, which they argued violated D.C. law.

DreamHost refused to comply with the warrant, saying it violated 1st Amendment rights of innocent Americans because the scope of the request was too broad and the information was too sensitive, including details about people’s political leanings.

In August, Morin ruled that DreamHost must provide the government with data from the site but that the government must first disclose how it plans to review the data and have a protocol in place to minimize the information they collected about visitors who did not engage in the demonstrations.

7 Signs It’s Time To Change Your Website Hosting – HostReview.com (press release) (blog)

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After all the time you spend creating your website to attract your audience and expand your site, you may not realize the importance of choosing the best web hosting platform to use. Naturally, most amateur web designers opt in for the cheaper web host server, but they don’t realize how badly it can affect their site. Below are the top seven signs your business may be using a poor web hosting service and it is finally time to look up “how to change website host” once and for all.

1. Poor Uptime

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Clearly, any web hosting service guarantees that your website will be up nearly 100 percent of the time. However, this is not entirely the case, due to malware, high traffic, power outages, and tech glitches.

If you find that your website is up less than 99 percent of the time, you can be seriously missing out on sales, SEO, and traffic that your business can be benefiting from. This, of course, means that you need to think about making the switch to another web host server, such as VPS hosting or cloud hosting, that can promise your website an improved uptime.

2. Security Problems

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Although your web host may seem secure, most of these companies don’t offer their clients basic security such as anti-virus protection or firewalls. This can be an issue to your company due to the lack of security and trust, especially if you could potentially lose your data if your website is hacked. If you find that your website hosting platform doesn’t have security built-in, it’s time to start changing hosting providers.

3. Lack of Bandwidth

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Recent studies have shown that a typical internet user only waits three seconds for web pages to load before closing them. If you find that your website takes a long time to load, you might not have adequate bandwidth to sustain the amount of online visitors you have.

Most cases, you can easily fix this by increasing your web host package. But, if your provider doesn’t offer any larger packages, you should try exploring other web hosting platforms, like VPS hosting.

4. SEO Issues

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Although SEO doesn’t entirely depend on your web host, factors such as downtime for your site and speed can greatly decrease the importance SEO makes, which could result in your company losing clients. If you notice a steady pattern in these factors or see them increase over time, it may be time to consult other web hosting options.

5. Increased Pricing

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Although pricing increases can happen on any web hosting platform, if you notice it happening constantly or are too expensive for you to manage, it’s time to look for alternative web hosting options.

No matter what, you will have to pay for good quality services, but there really is no need to overpay for them. Especially if you notice common occurrences of website downtime and lags across your site with price increases, don’t let be a victim to a web host taking advantage of your business. Do yourself a favor and switch to a more affordable, Windows VPS option.

6. Lack of Customer Support

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When you pay for a web hosting package, you should be able to contact your platform’s customer service to report any website problems or account issues. However, there are companies out there that care a little less about their clients and do not offer customer support. This should be a red flag to your company and you should make the switch to a different web hosting platform asap. Look for web hosting platforms that offer customer support 24/7, or at the very least, a number or email to contact about any problems you may be having.

7. You Joined a Bad Platform

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Anyone can buy services from a bad web hosting platform, it’s easier than you think. However, what’s harder is identifying if it’s a bad company or not, you can do this by identifying if it is blacklisting, attacking, or eating up your bandwidth. Plus, you can browse web hosting review sites to make sure the company or platform you join has a good reputation. Check out Windows VPS instead.

Dragify Website Hosting Lifetime Subscription now 83% off (Deal of the Day) – AndroidGuys

Paying for domain and website provider forever can be a drag, particularly in cases when providers raise their fees and tell you they’ll need the extra for “maintenance” and other miscellaneous needs that get covered in legalese.

In some instances, you can go for 10 years without paying new domain and website fees, but time flies when you’re having fun. You also take a chance on a web host that could disappoint by not providing the security and speed your domain and websites need to grow your business; content is king, but an excellent web host makes for a great handmaiden. Surely, there has got to be a better way to handle web hosting than remaining at the mercy of rising prices. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could pay one fee and never pay again?

Well, we have a good Deal of the Day for you today. Dragify Website Hosting is now offering our readers a lifetime subscription of high-speed performance and high-security hosting for $49.99, 83% off the original price of $299. The best part of it all is that you won’t have to worry about rising domain and website hosting prices. One fee is all you need.

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