Simon Kloostra

Simon Kloostra

Simon Kloostra works as a webdesigner in Utrecht, the Netherlands, specializing in Joomla and SEO. Also he is the author of, a popular blog about optimizing Joomla for search engines and fast performance.

Recently he also published the ebook Joomla 3 SEO & Performance.

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With the latest updates in Joomla 3, many improvements have been introduced regarding Microdata (sometimes also called Rich Snippets or Structured Data). Some recent articles in the Community Magazine already explained the technical backgrounds of the implementation and the workflow for developers. However, many still struggle to understand where they can see this and how they can benefit from the SEO advantages that microdata give on a practical level.
Monday, 31 March 2014 17:00

10 Tips for a Fast Joomla Website

Is your Joomla website slow? You should definitely work on that: users hate slow websites, and they may leave your site earlier then they otherwise would, resulting in low conversion. Any site that needs more then 2 seconds to load could be at risk. Also, Google even says that site speed is used to determine your place in their rankings. What is nice to know: it should not be that hard to improve the speed of your Joomla website. While sometimes you can hear stories that Joomla is slow, this will usually be because of incorrect setup or bad hosting companies, and you can work on both. Especially if you know what to look at, improving the speed of your Joomla website may not be too hard, and making it load in less then a second should be possible.