by Mal Tonge
Page Speed check list.
Page speed SEO “Start Here” Part 1
- Page speed SEO – Setup free Cloudflare DNS
- Page Speed SEO – Nginx varnish php https for SEO
Make sure you have completed the previous crossed out links above before continuing with this Page Speed SEO Tutorial.
OK Now you have all the information you need, let’s get on with it!
How to setup free Cloudflare DNS
This is essential, not only for page speed and SEO but Cloudflare CDN will also protect your server from DDoS attacks. DDos is on the rise and if you get hit with an attack then your server will become garbage. maximize page speed and protecting your server at the same time. Its a win-win.
CloudFlare also increases page speed for seo by serving your content from servers closest to the users location whilst serving Minified CSS, JS and html. CloudFlare will also serve your responsive pages as AMP for mobile devices along with the AMP Logo. It really is a no-brainier.
Ok, now you know a little about CloudFlare lets get on with the Page Speed for SEO tutorial.
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Now With this being a new section of the page speed SEO tutorial you also get a choice. You can follow the text and images below or you can watch the video below on how to setup CloudFlare.
Create Your Free Cloudflare Account
Goto CloudFlare and signup for a free account. Once you have signed up and logged in you will see a page like this. Click the Add Site Button at the top of the page, As shown below.
Now you need to add your domain into the box provided then click Begin Scan. This will scan your domain and current name servers.
Once the scan has completed you will end up with a page like the example below. This displays information about you server IP. make sure this is correct before continuing with the CloudFlare Tutorial.
Next we will choose the Free Website option.