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How we got our web site a 100% score in Google’s PageSpeed Insights - and why you shouldn’t

Jan 11th, 2018 by Max Tokman

PageSpeed Insights is an analysis and guidance tool for improving web site’s UX. As with other Google web tools, its aim is to encourage web site optimization for faster SEO crawl and indexing, which obviously translates into huge operations cost savings for Google.
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Google algorithm update on April 21, 2015 will rank mobile-friendly websites WAY higher than all those other websites

Mar 31st, 2015 by Max Tokman

’Tis the time to be excited as Google plans to role out a major algorithm update on April 21, 2015 that will improve rank of mobile-friendly websites and mercilessly punish desktop-only detractors. How will it impact the world around us?
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Google Design

Oct 8th, 2014 by Max Tokman

We recently had a chance to review Google Design.  Without beating around the bush with verbose SEO-driven preface, here’s our quick take on it.

Pros - what you get from reviewing and following Google Design guidelines:

- Access to comprehensive design guide, developed by a major software company at significant expense

- Exposure to principles of software- and hardware-driven usability, where design is used to skin functionality instead of defining it

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