WORDPRESS SPEED

My WordPress speed guidehas helped thousands of people get better scores in Lighthouse, PageSpeed Insights, and GTmetrix. I cover everything from when you sign up for a domain (and why you should switch your DNS to Cloudflare) to faster cloud hosting (i.e. Vultr HF), to optimizing Elementor, fonts, images, and configuring a cache plugin with ideal settings.

WORDPRESS SEO GUIDE

SEO is pretty simple. Choose a long-tail (low competition) keyword in Google Autocomplete and create in-depth content that’s better than the top results. I generally recommend Rank Math for an on-page SEO checklist, schema markup, and FAQs. YouTube and local SEO have different ranking factors such as engagement signals, GMB, reviews, and geo-targeted content.

  • Google Search Console
  • YouTube SEO
  • Local SEO + Google Maps
  • Yoast Settings
  • Click-Through Rates
  • David’s WordPress SEO Guide

HOSTING REVIEWS

Hosting is the #1 factor of speed and can improve TTFB (time to first byte), core web vitals, and Lighthouse + GTmetrix scores. Skip the shared crap and go straight to cloud hosting. I generally recommend Vultr High Frequency (which I use Cloudways for) and have a TTFB of around 200ms. There are lots of BS speed tests out there, so join Facebook Groups to get feedback there. SiteGround has a slow TTFB and went downhill IMO, EIG brands suck (Bluehost + HostGator), and Hostinger writes fake reviews.

  • Speed test (16 hosts)
  • Bluehost: EIG owned
  • Hostinger: fake reviews
  • GoDaddy: still isn’t Good
  • Cloudways Vultr High Frequency
  • EIG: 80+ hosts to avoid
  • Cloudways vs. SiteGround
  • WPX: fast, but not the fastest
  • A2: decent for small sites
  • Kinsta: for high traffic sites

CORE WEB VITALS GUIDE

Learn how to improve the 3 core web vitals which Google will soon use as a ranking factor: LCP, CLS, and FID. I also have guides for specific items in PageSpeed Insights which are mostly related to heavy JavaScript (from page builders, plugins, and third-party code), unoptimized images, and browser resource hints like preload, prefetch, and pre-connect. Sounds confusing? No worries, these speed guides will walk you through everything step by step.

  • LCP – Largest Contentful Paint
  • CLS – Cumulative Layout Shift
  • TTFB – Server Response Time
  • TBT – Total Blocking Time
  • FCP – First Contentful Paint
  • Third-party code
  • Render-blocking resources
  • Enormous network payloads
  • Remove unused CSS
  • Remove unused JavaScript
  • Minimize main-thread work
  • Properly size images
  • WebP
  • Preload key requests
  • Preconnect to required origins
  • Serve assets w/ efficient cache policy

MARKETING GUIDE

Marketing Guides are about digital product reviews in e-commerce, direct selling, affiliate marketing, and software.  It’s also written tutorials on making money online and so on.

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