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WP Super Cache

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by adbox, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. adbox

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    jeffm2009 Newbie

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    it caches your php pages as static html so that you get significantly less calls to your database when your visitors browse your site, thereby making browsing much faster and significantly reducing load on your server.

    in other words.. your wordpress pages are dynamic php and everytime you load a page you make a call to the database, which takes resources and time. using the plugin, you serve a cached page instead of a dynamic page, so you dont have to call the database. if you ever update the page, the cache is updated as well. this really does make a huge difference in server load / resource use when you have a lot of traffic.
     
  3. adbox

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    do you think there is any serp benefit?
     
  4. WebStarr

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    I never heard of this plugin. It seems a great plugin. i will use it on my blog.
     
  5. KingCrab

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    i do not think there is any serp benefits here, but it kinds of help the owner of the blog from getting those emails from their hosting companies whining about resource hogging. But than there is also php speedy
     
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    There will be. Plenty of videos floating around now with matt cutts talking about site speed being a possible rank factor in 2010.

    Also in webmaster tools they just added a site performance monitor which monitors page load speed. Sp they are definitely taking note on your sites loading speed.
     
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    Nice thread. I am new to WP and the plugins can be overwhelming!
     
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    nope.. no SEO benefits... but allows the pages to load faster and less strain on the server.
     
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    I agree with guys above all said, and allowing your pages to load faster that can be considered as a SEO benefit .. .

    But you need to make sure it does works properly, once installed check your cached post pages and make sure your meta description and meta keywords are in place, coz some times and depend to your setup and the used theme the plugin does not properly cache the pages and may miss the page header, so that can affect your website seo .. .

    Check this one
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    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/db-cache-reloaded/
    It's better than super cache based on my experience, caching every database query is a better concept as well, and it makes your site even faster, you can also combine them both .. .
     
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    Pay attention to what PYRONAT said. One of Google's new ranking factors will be page load speed. It has been a factor in rating Adwords ad placement for the past two years. Now it has found it's way into the search world.
     
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    actually it will help crawl speed, if it helps serp rankings or not idk but crawling, google will only spend a certain amount of time waiting for pages before it gives up on you, simple as that, does anyone know the numbers? probably not but there will be a threshold that this will help with
     
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    I had issues with my hosting and a few plugins, so my site was running slow while it was being "translated". With that in mind, at the moment in my google webmaster site speed stats, it says that my site took 12 seconds to load. I dunno how realistic that is though... Seems thats an awfully long time.

    However apparently 12.1 seconds is slower then 95% of sites out there.

    Another of my sites takes 5.2 seconds to load (according to google), and it is still slower then 75% of sites apparently. Which, im actually pretty suprised about. My sites dont have that many DB calls or such, put it down to using hostgator.
     
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    Dun bother with google, there are always latency issues, its never perfect.:)
     
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    But, slowness with google should be universal though right? So even if my slowness is blown out or proportion, so would everyone elses. Hence why the percentages.
     
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    Hi,
    Few weeks ago, i had an issue with my web server it was overloaded. i decided to do everything in my power to speed up my web server response, so i installed wp super cache and i configured it with mod rewrite.
    I went from a 5 seconds loading time to a 1 second loading. Googlebot started to crawl my website much more.
    It is too early too talk but... If googlebot spends less time to crawl my website it means it crawls more pages than before. So, consequently, i am going to have a good impact.
    Slow servers are a problem. Google will never allocate more CPU for low web server or you are dreaming. I mean googlebot will not do anything more if the web server is slow. If it takes 10 seconds to load page and if there are 100 pages to crawl it is going to take 1000 seconds. google will not allocate more resources to crawl your website. If it takes 1 seconds per pages it will take 100 seconds. There is consequently 900 free seconds to crawl other pages on your website.
     
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    I am on shared host with cpu time limit. I use this plugin to reduce my cpu load. It's great. :)
    W3 total cache is better but it's so heavy for my shared host.
    If you are on vps - w3 is your choice.