Improve Website Load Time With Google Page Speed

Google has just announced the release of Page Speed, a that works with the Firebug extension to  provide developers/webmasters a way to improve the performance of a website with regards to load times and other optimizations.

The add-on makes use of commonly accepted best practices that Google and other websites implement.

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Monitor Website Uptime From Your Desktop With SiteMonitor

Managing and running a popular website is definitely not easy, with higher traffic comes the additional work of keeping the website up and running at all times, no matter how much traffic you get.

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We have already told you about website monitors that monitor websites from your desktop and a free online service to monitor websites from a external source.

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Optimizing Your Website For Faster Load Times

Quite recently the Google Blog carried a story which included tips for webpage design, the one point that caught my eye was;

Tip #1: Pass the 8 second test. At first glance, a visitor should understand the purpose of your website within a few seconds. People are busy and have limited attention spans — you want to keep them from hitting the dreaded back button.

This rang some bells in my head and made me relook at how much time this website took to load for users, seeing the results left me unsatisfied, and I started out to do something which would grow readers and make them stay back.

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Backlink Checker

Backlinks are incoming links to a website or web page. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page (though other measures, such as PageRank, are likely to be more important). Outside of SEO, the backlinks of a webpage may be of significant personal, cultural or semantic interest: they indicate who is paying attention to that page. Wikipedia

Backlinks are usually used to determine the popularity of a website, with regards to how many other websites are linking to you.

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Reverse IP Lookup

If you are using a shared webhosting services, there are pretty high chances that your hosting provider may be allowing several other sites to be hosted on the same server, not that hosting multiple sites on a single server is a problem, but having more than a specified number of websites hosted on a single server, can definitely cause a lot of problems with server performances and website load times.

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If you are looking to sign up with a hosting provider, it is pretty essential that you check how many websites are hosted on a single IP address. This indeed is quite a task, since the hosting provider will not tell you the exact number, and there is not easy way to find that out.

Related: Find Out Who Is Hosting A Website

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How To Test If Your Website Is Digg Ready?

You never know if your website is Digg Ready, until you actually hit the Digg frontpage once in a while, however a Load simulation service can help you determine, if you web server is actually ready to handle huge amount of traffic.

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Load Impact simulates a situation and runs a online load testing service, which will help you determine if your site can handle a large number of users, visiting your website at the same time.

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Extract Color Codes From Websites

Color combinations go a long way in the making of a website design, and there are several times when you come across websites that make use of pretty good colors. Users usually use a color picker tool to get the color codes for a color they like.

However there is a much more easier way in which you can extract all the colors used in a website. A service called I Like Your Colors reads the stylesheets from a website, and shows you all the color hexadecimal codes used on it, in a easy to view visual interface.

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