How To Convert Your WordPress Blog To A Static Site

February 2nd, 2011

Recently, I found this old question on WordPress StackExchange:
I am starting a new WordPress blog, and no longer updating an old one. […] How can I lock the installation of WordPress down so I don’t need to maintain it? I have seen someone suggest making a static version, which […] Continue Reading…

Page Load Time vs SEO: My Experience

February 1st, 2011

It is hardly news that the average load time is one of the many factors that Google uses to determine how well your site will rank. But how much does it matter, really? If my recent experience is anything to go by, the answer is “very little”.

Over the last […] Continue Reading…

Lazy-Load Avatars

January 31st, 2011

In my previous post, The Quest For Speed, I mentioned that lazy-loading avatars is a good way to improve your site performance:
The overwhelming majority of visitors never leave a comment. Chances are, most don’t even scroll down to the comments section. So why waste their time and bandwidth by […] Continue Reading…

The Quest For Speed

January 18th, 2011

A little more than a month ago, I logged into my Google Webmaster Tools account and to check if Google had detected any crawl errors or any other problems with my site. Finding everything in good order, I was just about to close the browser tab when I noticed […] Continue Reading…

How To Quickly Check Domain Availability

January 4th, 2011

Have you ever wondered how those domain suggestion sites can check so many domain names so quickly? This is how.

Below I’ve listed three techniques for checking domain availability. They’re ordered (loosely) from fastest/cheapest/least accurate to slowest/priciest/most accurate. Ideally, you would run each domain through all three in order, and […] Continue Reading…