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    Was doing some researh and came across info on squishing HTML, which basically shrinks the size of a page by squishing the code together by taking out many breaks etc from the page.
    Essentialy useful for front page I use or any WYSIWYG editor with lots of tables formatting.
    It certinly makes it tougher to edit a page afterwards, but it may save a pile of space and make pages load quicker. Some of the pages I reviewed could save 40+% in shrinkage.
    HOWEVER, not being familiar with it, does anyone else know how it may be spidered and does it cause any problems with sites being listed or updated in Google and others because of the way it compresses the page down in size.

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    Hello Walleye,

    We tested this theory when we added a free HTML code cruncher online and seen absolutely no drawbacks to SE ranking. The only drawback as you stated was "adjusting HTML afterwards". We recommend saving uncompressed files in a folder and only use compressed for uploading to server.

    Let's see what others have for experience .. but pretty certain you'll find consistency in our statement.

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    What Ray said.

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    1) Spiders don't care how "hard to read" your HTML is; thats what parsing software is for
    2) Reduced page size will improve your rankings (it's not worth a lot, but in low competition SERPs, or "tie breaker" situations, where you and another page are really close in other ways, it might be worth a place)
    3) Faster loading pages should improve your conversion rates. I saw a nice study recently which identified a MAJOR drop in follow-on rate when page loading time increases

    6 seconds : approx 8% dropout
    7 seconds : approx 10% dropout
    8 seconds : approx 30% dropout
    9 seconds : approx 40% dropout

    and so on, increasing at 10% per second. It's that 7 - 8 second break that's the killer. I could live with a 10% dropout, that's just life. But 30% is a significant slice

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    Thanks for feedback
    I have some pages too large abd will squish and see if conversions increase.

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    Yes, use it also and have no problems with SERPs.

    I personally use free HTML editor "1st page 2000" from http://www.eversoft.com which comes with a "HTML compressions" tool and another one called "HTML format and fix" - the second one will also reduce the size of the page (not as much as compressor though) BUT the code will still be very easily readable for humans and editable since it only removes superflious returns and spaces, not all of them (your tags are still in nicely formatted lines).



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    www.evrsoft.com is correct link

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