Square Space

Working in my first Square Space site the other day, here are a couple of take-aways.

  1. They first optimize for rich site experience, which is nice for the user, and not for the search engine. Keep this in mind for SEO.
  2. Images are optimized for people, not search engines. Keep this in mind when looking up insert photographs into your site. Ensure they are the smallest, and compressed just before the point where a person would notice.
  3. There isn’t so much you can do with render blocking, caching, and aggregation, so your speed is really only going to come from properly sized images.
  4. They do have lovely, simple sites that anyone can build out. The key word there is “anyone”. Think on this before signing up for an account.
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