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2.4 Cache and CDN

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A very important factor in how many pages a search engine will spider on your blog each day, is how speedy your blog loads. You can do three things to increase the speed of your WordPress.

  1. Optimize the template to do as small an amount of database calls as necessary. We’ve highlighted how to do this in our post about speeding up WordPress.
  2. Install a caching plugin. We recommend you use W3 Total Cache if you’re technically savvy or WP Super Cache if you’re not.
  3. W3 Total Cache works even more magic when combined with a CDN like MaxCDN. Read more about WordPress CDN stuff here.

Also, be aware that underpaying for hosting, is not wise. If you actually want to succeed with your link-bait actions, and want your blog to sustain high loads, go for a good hosting package. We use VPS.net ourselves, and they’ve proven to be better than most everything we’ve seen in hosting, but we’ve got great experience with Synthesis too. If you want to know more be sure to read our article about WordPress hosting.

Realisation on snbchf.com

We already implement all of the three methods adviced from Yoast.

  1. We use Total Cache
  2. We use MaxCDN

But our site is still a little bit slow. We need to investigate what makes the site slow and  work on fixing it. We need to make the site with at least 30% faster. We will need more time to investigate how can achieve that.

Realisation on newsfeed site

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