Benchmarking for Website Performance on Search Engines

Dealing with questions like what is a good bounce rate for a web page, what is the average number of visits, how much traffic from different sources is normal are not easy until you evaluate your website performance with others. Now, Google Analytics is making things much easy by bringing a new type of analytic report - the benchmarking report. Also read: SEO - What Search Engines Love and Hate About Websites   Understanding Performance With Competititor Benchmarks Competitive benchmarking is the process of comparing your company’s performance with major competitors. You can then use the benchmark analysis and figure out how to improve your business and understand what your competitors are doing to win more customers. Benchmarking helps [...]

The Safe Path to Install and Un-install Joomla Extensions

Like the name implies, a Joomla extension extends the functionality of your Joomla-powered website. Extensions can be used for a lot of purposes including security , Search Engine Optimization , boost site speed and much more Extensions include templates, modules, components or plugins. You may want to review some of the pertinently popular Joomla extensions . Some extensions are included in the basic Joomla installation, while others are provided by 3rd party developers.   Further reading: How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website 15 Best Practices for Joomla Website Security A Review of 4 Popular Joomla SEO Extensions Best Joomla Extensions Recommended for Every Website How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website [...]

How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website

Dealing with Cybercrime is a major challenge to website owners and web hosting firms. Eliminating web spam or reducing the capacity of attackers to hurt web operations has been the concern of webmasters and server managers all over. Spam damages the reputation of a network and comes with a penalty . For the website owner, spamming could lead to a suspension or a complete deletion of your website by your web host. Keeping your website secured is extremely important to avoid the trouble of spammers and to stay safe with your web hosting comany and Google.   Further reading: Email Marketing and the Trouble With Auto-Responders   A Basic Guide to the Top Content Management Systems   A Checklist of Bad SEO [...]

How Not to Hurt Your Visitors When Using the WordPress Maintenance Mode

It is a common practice to set your website to maintenance mode when updating major sections of the website such as trying to fix a problem or running an updated version of a plugin. For several reasons which could be to fix a white screen of death problem , boost security against hackers and several others, we often update our own website and will automatically switch to the maintenance mode once an update is running.   Further reading: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website   Visitors to your website can be turned off in such cases when you will have to set your [...]

WordPress Performance: How to Find a Slow Plugin

One common problem with Content Management Systems including WordPress is that they are usually slow. The q uick fix to a slow WordPress site and any other Content Management System is to enable a cache system.   Further reading: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website   But there are cases where increased traffic leads to slow site despite the existence of a functional cache system . In this article, we shall address this issue with slow WordPress plugins. One plugin can slow down the entire site . We shall look at the P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) and how [...]