How To: Leverage Browser Caching for Images, CSS and JS

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Ever checked your website speed using GTmetrix, Pingdom, PageSpeed or Yslow… or any of the other many and various latest and greatest speed checking tools? ***2021 update: take a look at Lighthouse Well, if you have, you might have come across a request to “leverage browser caching…” or similar. What does “Leverage Browser Caching” actually …

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Can you rank a website with just traffic?

If you’re in any SEO groups around the web, there has been chatter recently about ranking websites with just traffic. For years we’ve all been on about quality content and links. This has always made sense. If you build a website that has quality content, and then carefully build relevant and high quality backlinks, all …

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Latest Silicon Dales showcase on WooCommerce: Musical Child

WooCommerce showcases stores built using their software to demonstrate just how quality and versatile Woo really is. We occasionally submit client sites (with owner’s permission, of course!) to help build up the community of developers, store owners and users who make WooCommerce so great to use. In this instance, we worked with the team at …

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Silicon Dales at Chiang Mai SEO Conference 2019

Silicon Dales’ Jono Farrington is in Thailand for the Chiang Mai SEO Conference 2019, taking place from 14th – 15th November and involving over 800 attendees -up from 200 just two years ago. Speakers so far have included Victor Karpenko and Barry Adams with wide ranging discussions about optimizing web properties to compete in search …

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“Safe” Ways to Increase Google PageRank and Search Rankings

UPDATE 2019 – the article below was originally posted in 2013, and a lot of terminology and practices, particularly in SEO (do we even talk about PageRank any more? Remember those PR toolbars? Remember toolbars!?!), have moved on apace since then, but the general principles still hold true today…  A lot of the time, when …

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How to edit my business on Google

Have you got a Google Business listing showing up in Maps or in the right hand side of Google searches, and you’re wondering how to make an edit? Maybe your company name, address, phone number, web address, opening hours or some other detail has changed, and now dang it you just can’t remember how you …

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