Posts Tagged ‘tips’

10 Smart Tips to Leverage Google+ for Increased Web Traffic

April 15, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard This time, it's about engaged traffic. While checking our stats here at Moz, we noticed that while visits sent to us from Facebook keep decreasing, traffic from Google+ has started to appear significant by comparison. While not everyone has an audience active on Google+, the number of people who interact socially with any Google products on a monthly basis now reportedly exceeds 500 million. What's different about Google+ is that beyond the direct social visits as seen above, Google offers marketers the opportunity to interact with visitors through many more touch points, including YouTube and directly in search results. This means that for...

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Tips to Avoid Brittle UI Tests

October 14, 2013  |  Wordpress  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

In the last article I talked about a few ideas and patterns, like the Page Object pattern, that help write maintainable UI tests. In this article we are going to discuss a few advanced topics that could help you write more robust tests, and troubleshoot them when they fail:We discuss why adding fixed delays in UI tests is a bad idea and how you can get rid of them.Browser automation frameworks target UI elements using selectors and it’s very critical to use good selectors to avoid brittle tests. So I give you some advice on choosing the right selectors and...

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Essential Meteor Performance Tips

October 11, 2013  |  PHP  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

Meteor is the one of the easiest and robust ways to build real-time web apps. But Meteor is also known for bad performance. This is half true and half false. But that doesn’t mean Meteor cannot be used in production or cannot be scaled.All of my hacks and findings are blogged at MeteorHacks.Recently, I’ve worked on some improvements which make Meteor production ready. I hacked into Meteor and changed some of the internals to make it perform better. Also, I’ve tried and tested several proven web scaling techniques with Meteor and the results were promising. All of my hacks and...

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Online Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

August 19, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by SteveOllington What's this about? Having worked in-house at one charity and provided some volunteer consulting to a couple of others, I decided it would be good to write about some useful ways that charities can increase their online exposure, without the need to drain too much of their already limited resources. ...

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Web Assets – Tips for Better Organization and Performance

August 6, 2013  |  PHP  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Remember back to when we had to spend a lot of time optimizing our project’s assets (images, CSS, etc..)? Well today, users have a much faster Internet connection and it appears that we can afford to use bigger images or bigger flash files with a lot of video and pictures inside. However, with the rise of mobile development, we are again back in that same situation. It is extremely important to create well optimized sites, so that we have faster applications, which download less content and respond immediately.ImagesServe the Proper SizeOften times we use the same images for different parts...

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