Web Performance: SEO Mythbusting

By | August 17, 2019

20 thoughts on “Web Performance: SEO Mythbusting

  1. Niall Flynn Post author

    This is excellent, I have great reports/case studies of this. Moving to a simpler mobile first UI, a proper CDN based web host. Using CDN fed images. But more importantly design for a phone first. Load times of 2 seconds now are slow. One thing I see as a huge issue, is the mis info out there re hosting. Poor hosting is the main issue, lack of PHP etc. Google need to tell more folks about AMP too!

  2. Niall Flynn Post author

    React wont work yet in Google, there is a lot of mis info out there too re JS driven apps as websites, loving this more please!

  3. dasbog dasbog Post author

    Please invite…

    Rand Fishkin

    Dharmesh Shah

    Brian Dean

    Aleyda Solis

    Matt Cutts


    It should be fun 🙂

  4. Ryan McCain Post author

    These are great, but I felt like this one really didn't cover the topic too much. I'd like to see another 10 minutes on performance.

    PS': Does anyone else notice that everyone on this show has similar hair dye? I wonder if they is a prereq for getting on the show?

  5. Some Randy Post author

    She was spot on right at the end with the "Wealthy West" Comment. Kudos for saying that.

  6. john carol Post author

    Don't have a clue what myth they are busting

  7. Dan Wakefield Post author

    Jesus Christ could this guy be any more relaxed,

  8. más Post author

    Break the tradition, invite someone with pink hair!

  9. / Post author

    Way better questions way better answers in this episode

  10. Twyla-Vision Post author

    Why is it Google will do an algo update and your site can lose hundreds of visitors per day, but they can't tell you what your site specifically is doing wrong, but they can send me messages in Search Console to tell me my text elements are too close together when they're not.

  11. Ad Min Post author

    Google even does not know what cloaked content is go figure

  12. Barton Interactive Post author

    Here’s an SEO myth we’ve been scratching our heads over… As a web design agency, we add a “Site by…” link to the footer of some of the new websites we build. We’ve recently been told that it could lead to penalties, though in my 15+ years of experience, this is quite normal. Any comments on this? Much appreciated!

  13. Ross Barefoot Post author

    4:29 – "What we do want is to open this black box of SEO for everyone…" As someone who has been frustrated at that black box, I applaud this sentiment. And Martin does seem genuine about that desire. I look forward to looking more clearly inside. Thanks!

  14. Rowan Collins Post author

    Interesting video. Part of my discussion in the office today was a type of chicken before the egg situation. Should companies use the most innovative technology to give the best experience and hope that Google catches up, or should they use older technology and try to leverage that for as long as possible.

    The sentiment here seems to be that HTML and CSS are still the best, and other innovations are going to be hard for Google to keep up with.

    I think that the recent change to update Chromium on Googlebot is a great step forward. I'm particularly interested in page rendering and micro-optimisations. I've too came to the conclusion that Javascript is something that should be used responsibly where it is currently used generously.

  15. etverse Post author

    Can you explain why server-side rendering is preferable, from a technical site-indexing perspective? I'm relatively new to web development, and just started learning React. I would like to take steps to make the site user-friendly for visitors on older/low-end devices, and maximize the indexibility(?) of my sites. Thanks for this very informative talk.


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