Tag: speed

15 ways to speed up Windows 10

Want Windows 10 to run faster? We’ve got help. In just a few minutes you can try out 15 tips; your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

1. Change your power settings

If you’re using Windows 10’s “Power saver” plan, you’re slowing down your PC. That plan reduces your PC’s performance in order to save energy. (Even desktop PCs typically have a “Power saver” plan.) Changing your power plan from “Power saver” to “High performance” or “Balanced” will give you an instant performance boost.

To do it, launch the Control Panel app, then select

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10 Ways to Improve Your Website’s Page Speed

Developers have long dreaded three small words: Google PageSpeed Insights. Salespeople and executives love to throw in a URL for testing, see a score less than 100, and inquire what can be done to improve the score. Clearly the developers need to fix their code, right? The answer is not so simple.

What is PageSpeed Insights?

PageSpeed Insights is the industry-standard testing tool for measuring performance of a website. Created by Google, PageSpeed Insights (PSI) uses an algorithm that combines numerous behind-the-scenes factors of a website to try and grade them with an overall score. This score is separated into

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Using the FCC Speed Test app could help close the digital divide

It’s time to test your internet speed for the greater good.

The FCC is asking the public for help in the agency’s efforts to accurately map broadband availability and speeds across the country. An easy way to support the cause? Download the FCC Speed Test app, available on iOS and Android

When you open the app, you’ll see how fast your download and upload speeds are, as well as other metrics that reflect the speed and strength of your internet connection for both mobile and in-home networks. The FCC will also receive that (anonymized) information to help them compile

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How Bad Is Your Internet? FCC Asks the Public to Use Its Speed Test App

To get an accurate picture of broadband quality in the US, the FCC is calling on the public to use its speed test app. 

The app has been around since 2013. But on Monday, the FCC made a new attempt to encourage people to install it on their smartphones. One of the agency’s chief goals under the Biden administration is to create a system that can capture actual broadband speeds across the country instead of leaning heavily on data from corporate internet providers. 

“To close the gap between digital haves and have nots, we are working to build a comprehensive,

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WebsiteSuccess.Tools Review: Improving SEO Ranking through Page Speed Monitoring – Press Release

Even those with a casual knowledge of online digital marketing would know one or two commonly used search engine optimization techniques that improve a website’s ranking in organic relevant searches. The usual suspects would be using the best “keywords” within a page title and page content, optimizing meta-description throughout the website, or – if one is particularly savvy with SEO methodologies – internally linking web pages.

But did you know that a website’s page speed has a direct impact on search engine ranking?

Page speed is how fast a website can load. It can be described as “page load time”

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Comcast is doubling the speed of its low-income internet plan

Users of Comcast’s Internet Essentials plan will be getting a significant speed increase on March 1st. The service, which currently runs at 25Mbps, will be automatically upgraded to 50Mbps without requiring additional fees or action from customers. Upload speeds are also being increased from 3Mbps to 5Mbps. Faster access for the same price should be a relief for many families struggling to adapt to having work, school, and entertainment largely shifted to the internet during the pandemic.

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The Internet Essentials plan is Comcast’s $9.95 per month (plus tax, of course) internet service

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