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New ranking factors: Google's Core Web Vitals

Lars Ruiterkamp Lars Ruiterkamp
14 - 06 - 2021

Maybe you’ve already heard of Google’s Core Web Vitals, but if you haven’t, now is the time to start looking into it. The Core Web Vitals are an incredibly useful tool to check how well your website or web shop performs in terms of site speed and user experience. Since last month (June 2021), they are officially a ranking factor for your website’s organic position in Google. In other words, the better the Core Web Vitals scores, the higher you’ll rank. What we like about it, is that user experience is becoming a ranking factor as well – whereas before, the focus was mainly on technical aspects and content. In this blog, you’ll read about what Core Web Vitals are, why they are important and how you can optimize for them.

Creating a real-time communication channel for legacy API

Bram Kamies Bram Kamies
10 - 06 - 2021

Earlier this year we were faced with an exciting technical challenge for one of our Webguru projects. The project in question is a series of online sex-chat websites (multi instance) and is among our longest running projects. The platform offers 1-on-1 instant messaging and was originally implemented using polling (so not quite as realtime). Our new custom-built solution did not only account for actual realtime communication, but also to a 50% decrease in CPU and disk load, and better user experience.

Jumpstart your SEO efforts with a reverse proxy

Michael Angelo Groeneveld & Just Eat Takeaway.com SEO team Michael Angelo Groeneveld & Just Eat Takeaway.com SEO team
10 - 11 - 2020

During the past years one of our customers, Just Eat Takeaway.com (JET), has experienced exponential growth in all markets and departments, resulting in the expansion of the company with thousands of additional colleagues to cover for the extra workload. This rapid expansion has come with certain resource challenges that ask for out of the box solutions.

From writing competitions to content writer: the magic of words

Rianne Oudekerken Rianne Oudekerken
19 - 10 - 2020

How awesome is it that you can convince or entertain people by only using words? To me, this is something mystic. Written words can make people cry, can make them feel cheerful, or sad, angry, remorse or enthusiastic. Because when you think about it, words are just well-organized letters.

Lost in translation

Femke Feenstra Femke Feenstra
06 - 10 - 2020

Working at a digital development agency, I soon realized things can get lost in translation very easily. And not just because our company represents at least 10 nationalities, that’s just why we tend to stick to English. No, the major language barrier lies in the lingo!