Why Monitoring Your Website Matters

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

PulseWhether your website functions as a major part of your business model, a marketing tool, or an information portal, you want to ensure it functions as well as possible.

Many website owners mistakenly believe that monitoring consists of determining how many visitors they receive on their websites, the number of social media followers they acquire, their keywords’ rankings and other similar metrics.


Why Is My Website Slow?

Posted on February 21st, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Slow loadingWebsite speed is important! Having a website that loads and responds quickly for visitors is a good thing as a slow, unresponsive website can frustrate visitors, causing them to leave the page before it even loads, and avoid visiting in the future.
Also, it's important to keep in mind that not everyone has very fast Internet speed. While you can't affect the speed of individual visitors' Internet services, it is important to optimize your website speed and web pages as much as possible, without sacrificing the quality of the website, of course. Another factor to keep in mind is that a fast-loading website may also do better in Google search engine rankings, which can influence your website's traffic.

The first step in increasing the speed of your website may be to check how fast it is currently. You can do so using the free WebsitePulse tools to get an accurate measurement of its current speed and an idea of how much you want to improve. Ideally, your website should load in no more than three seconds.


How to measure website response time?

Posted on November 28th, 2012 by Lily Grozeva in Tools, Tech

Measure response timeEveryone who operates an online business understands the importance of having fast website response times. When webpages are simple to perceive, the user will spend more time on your pages, and are much more likely to spend money while they are there.

The "end user", or the client, or buyer who visits your website, is the entire reason your website was built, and having a deep understanding of how to influence their behavior while on your website can be critical to your business's success.


How to check a name server?

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by Lily Grozeva in Tools, Tech

Server communications

For your website to be visible on the internet, your domain name has to be pointed to the name servers of your hosting provider. Visitors are able to access your website using your domain name rather than the IP addresses because of the Domain Name System (DNS). 


Bypass the China Firewall Methods

Posted on November 16th, 2012 by Victoria Pal in Tech

bypass china firewall

With their assortment of techniques to prohibit access to websites they do not like, China is probably the country where the “Site not found” errors are most common, with the possible exception of North Korea. This can be frustrating, especially if your website isn’t intended to be politically subversive in any way, but it happens to contain out-of-context keywords that the Chinese authorities have deemed undesirable. This broad brushstroke is unfortunate, but luckily, there are ways to bypass the China Firewall and get past China’s so-called Golden Shield.