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How to optimize your sitemap.xml.gz for better SEO

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Search engines are watching your website, though they can run a little slow at times. If you want them to stay up to date with what you post, .XML sitemaps are the best way to do so. Since with the controversial Panda update, having an up-to-date sitemap is even more important than ever, because it helps you prove that you are the original publisher of a disputed piece of content.

In theory, these files actually make a direct communication channel, always ensuring that crawlers get notified faster and more accurately about every content change that you make.

In practice, if your .XML files are not correctly generated and easy to crawl, your SEO score can bruise easily.

How to Clean a Hacked WordPress Website

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Is my website hacked? is not a question that starts from a hunch – when your website gets hit, it’s pretty clear. But it’s not a question exclusively for WordPress website administrators either – all websites can get hacked, no matter the platform they’re built on.

Nevertheless, since this popular open-source CMS is specifically vulnerable to certain attacks, our topic for today will be just that: how can you tell that your WordPress site was hacked and, even more important, how to clean a hacked WordPress website.

Pros & Cons: Responsive Design vs Separate Website vs Dynamic Serving

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Today’s internet users browse from all kinds of devices.

That could be great news for your business, but only if your website is well equipped for the multi-screen consumer.

Google wants you to make mobile-friendliness a development priority – it is, after all, a significant ranking signal.

Are you still struggling to reach every screen and offer your visitors a seamless experience?

Accelerated Mobile Pages Project solutions for WordPress and e-Commerce

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AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project is an open source framework spearheaded by Google, that focuses on making pages load instantly on mobile devices. The AMP source code is available on Github.

The idea arose from the increasing number of users browsing the internet on a mobile device.  We can compare this project to Facebook Instant Articles, but the good thing is that AMP is for the entire web, not only inside an application.

Chrome Push Notifications Example Of Implementation

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Chrome push notifications are one of the newer features added into Chrome browser. They are used to show notifications outside the web page context even if the user is not browsing the page he subscribed to.

Before we continue, make sure that you use  https or implement the code on localhost because service workers require secure origins to ensure that the service worker script is from the intended origin and hasn’t come about from a man-in-the-middle attack.

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