commit: 6b2ca8a - #414 (2014-03-05 12:54:44 -0500)
Big emphasis on website speed. But as Neil mentioned - don't focus on simply one technique. Speed is not everything. Just like content is not everything. Every effort that's relevant and valuable to users is worth paying careful attention to.
"Quick Sprout is my personal blog, which means I am not dumping a ton of time and money into it."
"I spent over 6 months creating The Advanced Guide to SEO"
Good page speed tips, though.
Good catch, Ian haha
It might be his personal blog but Neil knows personal branding better than most.
No argument there. I am definitely arguing that these speed tips (the bulk of the article) can help any "normal" site have the growth implied by the clickbait headline. That said - they're still *very* good things to do. Personally, I'd add signing up for the free account at CloudFlare to the list.
I Lol'd. Well played Ian. Well played.
He mentioned that "Advanced SEO Guide" bring over +100k additional visitors in January...Maybe we should wait and check February stats to confirm "myth" about speed?
Can't argue that there are some good tips, but some of Neil's posts have a lot of "fluff" that are aimed at beginners/novice/intermediate. A bit of hype, nice headline and it goes viral. Neil knows his personal branding, Stuart has a great point there :)
Yes there's a spin, but to be fair the tips are good anyway - still worthy of an upvote from me, even though the 45000 word guide that went viral might be more likely to have driven the increase! ;)