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Friday, November 04, 2016

Tharoo and Co Website Re-Review

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Since April 2013, I've reviewed 190 different websites and made a countless number of suggestions for updating each one. Today, and for the next few weeks, I'm going to revisit a few of those old websites to see what's new and if they've made progress.

If they have made progress, it's not because I told them what to do. The disclaimer at the bottom of all my reviews says that I don't write these to solicit business, and the only way they will find out about the review is if they search for their name online. Fewer than 5 in 190 have ever ...
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AT: 11/04/2016 11:38:16 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, September 23, 2016

Garland Jewelers #FridayFlopFix Website Review

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This is the Friday website review where I randomly choose a retail jeweler and scrutinize their website for problems. I look for design mistakes, SEO mistakes, functionality mistakes, content mistakes, and even marketing mistakes.

This week I searched for "jewelers Renton, WA" to find a review candidate. Here are the results I saw in Google:

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AT: 09/23/2016 12:12:17 PM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Site Speed Suggestions: Practical SEO Guide

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In yesterday's Daily Golden Nugget, I explained a little about your website site speed and how to view the Google Analytics report that shows you how slow your website is.

While you could ask your website programmer to help you figure out how to fix your website, there's another report in Google Analytics that gives you initial ideas of what to do. It's called the Speed Suggestions report and it can be...
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AT: 08/12/2015 06:33:11 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Site Speed: Practical SEO Guide

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After writing about code and speed optimized websites in my #TBT last week, I wanted to bring your attention to Site Speed optimization tools that are built into Google Analytics.

As a quick recap, the speed of your website will help increase your website ranking a little bit, and when it comes to SEO, every little bit counts.

To get to them, you first log into Google Analytics then click on Be...
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AT: 08/11/2015 09:18:31 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Quick Check For A Code and Speed Optimized Website #TBT

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Today's Throwback Thursday is going back to January 2011 to the Nugget about website speed.

In that old Nugget, I explained that a website's speed could be adversely affected by the software that runs it, i.e. the content management system, or CMS for short.

This is still very true today, and it's probably the main thing I look at when evaluating a website. A sloppy CMS or website ...
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AT: 08/06/2015 11:41:34 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Testing and Optimizing Your Website For Speed #TBT

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In this edition of Throwback Thursday, I'm jumping back to September 2010 and this Nugget on website page speed.

The "speed of your website" is the amount of time it takes for your site to download to the device you are using. A lot of factors play into the your page speed that have nothing to do with your site, things like:

* Internet connection via cable, fiber, wireless, or ce...
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AT: 06/04/2015 07:49:21 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Speeding up Your Jewelry Website (part 2)

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As we said in yesterday's Daily Nugget when you experience a slowdown on a website it's usually because of one of these reasons:

1. your computer is slowing down
2. your smartphone is having 3G connection issues
3. the website server is slow
4. you designed your website poorly

As we said yesterday, you can't control #1 and #2. We also gave you brief directions to solve issue #3.

With issue #4 we have to give you some suggestions that might be a little technical, so hold on to these or forward this to your programmer. Here are our suggestions for programming a fast website:

*Minimize the number of blanks.
The fewer blank lines and unneeded spaces there are in your website code the faster it will run. Many content management systems will generate many blank lines while programming code processes. ...
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AT: 12/29/2011 10:06:47 PM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Speeding up Your Jewelry Website (part 1)

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Your customers expect to see something beautiful when they visit your jewelry website. Typically this means they want to see pretty pictures, and lots of them.

Speed should be one of your biggest website concerns. By now you must have heard that a visitor will spend 11 seconds, or 7 seconds, or as few as 3 seconds evaluating your website before they decide to leave or keep going. It doesn't matter if it's 11 seconds or 3; the fact is there are very few seconds before someone decides to leave and leave forever.

Don't waste those first few seconds with a blank screen because your website is slow.

Here's the deal... The internet lines outside on your telephone pole run at the same speed all over the world. When you experience a slowdown on a website it's usually because of one of these reasons:

1. your comput...
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AT: 12/28/2011 12:21:00 AM   0 COMMENTS
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