Website Speed Optimization – OMG! I Got Scammed!!!

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In today's video i'm going to share with you how i got scammed...
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in today's video i'm going to share with you how i got scammed trying to optimize the speed for one of my clients website and how to prevent it from happening to you should you decide to do some website speed optimization work for your own site [Music] hi everyone i'm luke duran the founder of rankingacademy.co.uk i'm here to help you make the most of your business online so if you want to join the community just subscribe and click on the bell button so you don't miss a thing it's fair to say that most of you nowadays rely heavily on your website to attract new customers and while elements such as design navigation and content all play a big part in the overall mix of a good website one component that is often overlooked by website owners is the speed at which website pages download on visitors devices it is now so crucial that google has included page speed in its algorithm as a direct ranking factor a few months ago i started working with a new client who specializes in carpet cleaning in the london area this is fairly challenging because it's a very competitive vertical as you
Can see from the keyword difficulty showing on your screen after running an...
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can see from the keyword difficulty showing on your screen after running an audit i noticed that most of my clients competitors websites were very slow so i decided to include website speed optimization as part of my strategy to give my client an edge against competition since i am not a speed optimization specialist i decided to seek one from a platform called upwork upwork is a highly reputable platform where you can find vetted professional freelancers to help you with all your digital needs after some research i came across a freelancer who nicknames himself the speed guy and guarantees scores of 95 plus out of 100 on google page speed insight and web page load time under 2.5 seconds he also has an amazing 5 stars out of 5 rating based on 130 reviews which made me feel that it was the right choice to do the job for 250 dollars before mr speed guy started his work i checked my clients website's performance using the free
Google page speed insight tool which measures how fast your site...
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google page speed insight tool which measures how fast your site downloads on desktop and mobile devices and i recommend you try this tool to check your wrong size performance the results were very poor and the home page scored a measly 13 out of a possible hundred 48 hours later the freelancer i hired told me the work had been completed and the site speed score was now a hundred out of a hundred on mobile fords and 96 out of 100 on desktop i received a detailed repo describing what had been done and how well the site was now performing needless to say i was delighted with the result and thought it was money well spent i even made a video about it which i published on my own channel that was until a month later when i came across the following detailed comment on the video itself from someone called mr binum whatever the speed guy did that you hired was to trick the scanners into not loading the full page you can see at 3 minute 28 in the screenshot on the left
Only the header of the website loaded also if you check the waterfall chart on...
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only the header of the website loaded also if you check the waterfall chart on gt metrics you can see it doesn't load the full page at all since i'm not a website speed optimization expert i was unsure about mr binham's claims and how genuine he was so i checked my client's website in jt metrics myself which is another tool you can use to check your website speed sure enough jt matrix also assured outstanding speed performance i asked mr binham if he would be willing to provide any further recommendation to my surprise he went one step further and sent me a video via a facebook message explaining how to truly check the speed of a website i'm going to share an extract of the video he sent me so you will be able to use his technique yourself if you ever decide to optimize your site speed and make sure it's been implemented correctly hey buddy um i just want to make this video for you because i know you put time and effort in putting out nice content for helping other people and um i just want to show you how you can tell if the service that you're
Getting is you know a real server or if it's actually like a black ad service so the...
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getting is you know a real server or if it's actually like a black ad service so the way you can see this for yourself if you want to know well first of all you can see here that only the header loads and if you click on the waterfall char you you see that like none of the images are loading nothing is really loading besides just a couple of things and how can you verify that you know if what i'm saying is right or if this is right you can open up an incognito window and um open up the developer tools just like this go into the network tab and it's recording so let's load your website and okay so we can already see it's loading still loading and so 585 kilobytes 101 request took about 14.2 seconds to load so it's obviously not the same as this so if you have any questions just let me know um be
More than happy to help oh and also i don't want you to get scammed...
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more than happy to help oh and also i don't want you to get scammed that's it pretty simple right i continue my conversation with mr binham whose real identity is actually munib alamadi who studied computer science and now works for a digital agency called javalogix.ca its goodwill didn't stop there and after making the video to highlight what happened to me he also took the time to go through my client's site to uncover what had been done by mr speedguy to trick the php tools and help me fix it even the owner of javalogic preston martelly got involved one of the most obvious clues mooneeb uncovered on my client's wordpress site was a plugin that had been set to redirect all the page speed tools to a wordpress theme which had no content on it this explained why each page speed tool was returning lightning speed performance but also why only the top banner of the site was loading in the previews muniev uncovered other issues which he fixed too but this was the one that confirmed
I had clearly been scammed the whole process lasted several hours over multiple sessions and...
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i had clearly been scammed the whole process lasted several hours over multiple sessions and mooneeb and preston charge me nothing why because they like my channel know what it's like to be a small business owner and didn't want me to be ripped off how about that for community spirit right the least i could do was to give them a big shout out in one of my videos which i have done now but wait did they actually deliver they certainly did if i run my client's site on both google page speed insight and jt metrics the performance is pretty awesome and there is no risk for my client site to be penalized for tricking search engines and what about mr speed guy like everyone else i hate being ripped off so i got in touch with him and he obviously denied all allegations i decided to escalate the issue and reported him to upwork so they could stop him from scamming more people sadly all i got was a 50 voucher and a free call with one of their specialists to help me find a freelancer to fix my issue since it had already been fixed by java logix
I didn't bother unfortunately mr speed guy is still at large...
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i didn't bother unfortunately mr speed guy is still at large and operating in complete impunity the big lesson here is if it's too good to be true it probably is and being scammed can happen to anyone thankfully there are still some people out there who care enough to help without any expectations which is very refreshing website speed is going to become more important over time and it is highly likely you will need a faster website if you want to remain competitive and you will probably need to go through this process yourself so be very careful now you've been warned so hopefully it won't happen to you that's it for today folks i hope you enjoyed the video if you have any questions post them in the comments below and i will do my best to answer them and until next time happy marketing

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