| 10:36 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)|
ban the bad bots
|brotherhood of LAN|
| 10:38 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Just some smaller aspects that add up...
1. whitespace/spaces between html tags
2. length of urls...(thinking of those ones that span across the whole address bar)
3. robots.txt to keep some of the behaving spiders out of unwanted areas.
4. perhaps .htaccess/mod_rewrite (don't know much about these) to re-direct those bandwidth sucking bad spiders
| 10:45 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The items you mention are important but I think the single most important is simple ....
- Promote on focussed (low noise) key terms to tightly targetted users to maximise the ROI of bandwidth used.
- Assuming ROI is attractive - buy more bandwidth.
- Note if client assumes ROI is not attractive then redesign message and site until it is OR do NOT promote in first place.
| 7:52 am on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)|
1. External JS calls
2. Remove onMouseover buttons in favour of CSS buttons, may not be exactly what you want but you can get good results as I am sure you know.
| 8:05 am on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)|
"get them in and get them out"
we took a website to the limit on the here's want you wanted now get out.
server side includes : style.css, menus.htm, footer.htm, right_nav.htm, etc etc
Get a host which does have bandwidth limits
| 8:31 am on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)|
(301) Redirect from www.domain.com to domain.com.
remove all newlines. sacrifices readability for bandwidth savings. this includes your CSS formatting.
remove <!-- comment --> tags
remove <META tags>
| 1:02 pm on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Mod_Gzip or whatever compression technology between the web server and browsers... That helps quite a bit for HTML pages.
| 6:08 pm on Oct 3, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Good summaries on how to get your site fast and low on bandwidth can be found at webreference.com
Check out this [webreference.com]
and that [webreference.com] article.
These articles are about minimizing sites and html optimization.
Hope it is OK to post the URLs here.