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  • How to get a 100/100 Score in Pagespeed Insights and Pingdom in 30-minutes
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    The 30-Minute-Guide to a 100/100 Score on Pagespeed Insights and Pingdom

    A few years ago I wrote a guide on how to get a perfect 100/100 score on Pagespeed Insights, Pingdom and GTMetrix. A lot of time has passed since then. The rules have changed and I’ve learned new, easier ways to optimize my WordPress blog. In this post I’ll show you an updated approach to completely optimize your blog using a few efficiënt, easy to use plugins. More

  • Host Google Fonts Locally
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    How to Locally Host Google Fonts and Leverage Browser Caching

    Google Fonts. Every WordPress blogger uses them. It’s an easy — if not the easiest — way to improve your blog’s looks. Pagespeed Insights. We’ve all heard of that too. And we all want to achieve the highest possible score. Both are brought to you by the same entity we’ve come to know, love — and hate: Google. Love, because they gave us these beautiful fonts. Hate, because as soon as we use them, it lowers our score on Pagespeed Insights! Today I’m showing you how you can achieve the best of both worlds: Maintain your high score on Pagespeed […] More

  • GDPR Compliance for Wordpress
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    Complete Guide to GDPR Compliance for Google Analytics in WordPress

    I’ve already written a lot of posts ever since the new GDPR laws were introduced. Most of CAOS’ code had to be rewritten for the sake of GDPR Compliance. Now we’re nearing — the big — v2.0 and many options have been added. To WordPress — and CAOS. This post will function as a Complete Guide through the jungle that is called GDPR Compliance. More

  • Leverage Browser Caching with CAOS and Google Analytics for Wordpress by Monster Insights
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    Leverage Browser Caching by Hosting Analytics Locally with Monster Insights’ WordPress Plugin

    It’s a great performance boost for your website to host analytics.js locally. This helps you leverage browser caching, get a perfect 100/100 score on Pagespeed and Pingdom and raise conversion. An average blog can locally host analytics.js without any fuss. If you’re in ecommerce (e.g. WooCommerce) things get tough, because hosting your Analytics file locally, usually means you can’t use most of Google’s Universal Analytics features. Today I’m going to show you how you can easily host analytics.js locally, leverage browser caching and still profit from Universal Analytics’ advanced features. More

  • Configure CAOS with Cookie Notice for GDPR
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    How to Host Analytics.js Locally with CAOS and Cookie Notice for GDPR

    CAOS has been around for a few years now, bathing in all of the glory it accumulated by hosting analytics.js locally. About two months ago, our lives are enriched by the new GDPR laws. For me, it meant getting back to work and make sure CAOS is GDPR compliant as well. I’ve introduced many changes since then. One of the major new features though, is complete compatibility with other Cookie Notice plugins for WordPress. By far the most popular is Cookie Notice for GDPR. Today I will show you how to configure CAOS to work with this plugin. So you […] More

  • Use Google Analytics without a Cookie Notice
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    How to setup Google Analytics to be GDPR Compliant without a Cookie Notice

    Are you the kind of person that wonders ‘How many visited yesterday?’ instead of ‘Who visited yesterday?’ Keep reading. I’ll show you how to set up Google Analytics to be completely GDPR Compliant and help you get rid of that cookie notice. Recently I set up a cookie notice on my site, because I was under the impression that was necessary to comply with the new GDPR laws. So, after I published an update to CAOS and wrote a how-to for my users on how to use CAOS’ new GDPR Settings I found out that none of it was actually necessary. Because, […] More