05 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Will CDNs become a necessity one day?

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While I love using CDNs for my websites and have been doing so for around couple of years, I have always treated them as something that you add-on extra, and not something that is a necessity. And I guess majority of webmasters (especially those who do not run ecommerce sites) feel the same. However the […]

04 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Performance optimization, the new snake oil!

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For all practical purposes, it seems website performance optimization is attracting the maximum number of snake oil salesmen these days or it has become the new “SEO”, full of home brewed experts. It has gotten to a point, that before reading a blogpost about CDNs or benefits of performance optimization, I use Webpagetest to see […]

01 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Protecting the sanctity of your email list

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A new year has dawned and with it, many of you, like me, must be sending out emails to your forum members or subscribers, and some, like me, might be doing it after a gap of few months. This inevitably leads to bounced emails, which if you have large forum or email list, can inundate […]

29 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Why I hate Google Plus

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It has been more than a year, since I have been trying to use Google Plus regularly and even though it is a great platform and seems easier to use than Twitter (another social media platform I struggle with), it never fails to annoy me. And no it isn’t due to lack of interaction (I […]

20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Server feeling slow? Look for bots!

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There are good bots and there are bad bots, there are bots which follow commonsense and crawl at a speed which does not create excessive load on your server, and then there are bots which act in a greedy manner and hammer your site with just enough speed to bring your server to its knee […]