Quick Tips on Submitting to Yahoo!

Written by Alan Grissett

When submitting a Web site to Yahoo!, one ofrepparttar most important things that a site owner or promoter can do is findrepparttar 128151 right category for their site to be submitted to. You want a category appropriate for your site and which has your most important term in it (more onrepparttar 128152 importance of this last part in a bit).

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12 Tips To Increase Your Web Page Speed

Written by Rich Vicar

GRAPHICS One word isrepparttar root of 90% ofrepparttar 128150 reason for slow downloading web site pages...yes you guessed it..."graphics."

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HTML 7. Spaces and redundant tags in HTML add torepparttar 128167 size of files. Try to eliminate as much ofrepparttar 128168 superfluous coding as you can. Most pages can be reduced by 15% to 25% just by taking out redundant coding. If your HTML Coder has a "clean code" function use it. Alternatively, tryrepparttar 128169 HTML Optimiser at:

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