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Slow Site? Struggling to get a faster response time?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ksaris, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. ksaris

    ksaris Junior Member

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    Having a quick responding site makes a huge difference in googles eyes, rising in the SERPS, as well as customer clicks... If a google searcher clicks on a site link and does not get a quick responding site, they will just click the next one, thereby losing the potential customer 'eyes' and potential click.

    Your site might get an impression counted but not actually get a real impression since they never actually went to your site since it was slow loading, thus lowering your CTR % rate and missing out on a click..

    I've been playing with many cache plugins on one of my sites including these plugins:


    • Quick cache,
    • W3 total cache and
    • wp super cache and many others which HELP, but only marginally..

    I was using these above plugins and getting the following on my sample site using the optimum settings in the cache plugins, the best loads being:

    4.66 sec load time
    SPEED results grade of: of A and C (yslow)
    using SPEED test site

    I have FOUND THE SOLUTION:

    Use Cloudflare and NOTHING else!

    With Cloudflare setup on my host and no other cache plugins (just database cleaners), the results are:

    1.65 sec load time
    SPEED results grade of: of A and A (yslow)
    using SPEED test site

    This is a fast fast result using a simple solution that is FREE from cloudflare! You can elect to go pro which has some other features but right now I'm using the free version with 25 sites setup currently, and planning on upgrading to pro as I ply on more sites with the cloudlfare service

    Just wanted to give fellow bh'ers a quick easy tip for your sites and to increase your CTR, SERPS and all with the big G, as we need all the help we can dig up amongst ourselves. I'm not affiliated in any way with cloudflare, thanks.

    Thanks and rep if you feel like it, thanks to all who've contributed to threads here and thanks appreciated...
     
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  2. peter73

    peter73 Regular Member

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    Had a look at the site and it's awesome. I'm still weary of using it. Anybody else has experience with cloudflare?

    what are the CONS?
     
  3. ksaris

    ksaris Junior Member

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    yea its pretty leet, my host is tied in with cloudflare is the only way I found out about it (stablehost).

    just make sure to login to cloudflare and tweek the settings. I have the security set to: low

    green checkmarks on the speed on java etc and optmizations set to: on
     
  4. kcollier63

    kcollier63 Registered Member

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    Thanks for this. Bookmarked and rep added.