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Market Wizard
Boca Raton
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Variety
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, LLC
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
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Yes, but I have found Google preferencing how often they crawl and the amount of pages indexed based on load speed. I had a few clients that had really bad load speeds and their indexation was 30%. After cleaning up their code and reducing http request we got their load speed increased and their indexation rose to almost 80%.

Will not argue with hands on experience. I am always looking at alternatives to reduce images size, videos, etc
Just as an FYI, all the social media companies are releasing softwares to optimize content across all devices.
This should help speed and SEO as well.

Matt

PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.
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Just a boy
Auckland, New Zealand
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP/CQG
Favorite Futures: Whatever moves in my timezone
 
Posts: 1,803 since Sep 2009
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Twitter and YT icons uder Firefox

On the home page on the top RHS the Twitter and YT icons do not appear (see attached) like they do appear when using Chrome.

Not sure if this has been reported.

Yes, I cleared cache.

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Brugge, Belgium
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: Gain
Favorite Futures: 6E, FGBL, FESX
 
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steve2222 View Post
On the home page on the top RHS the Twitter and YT icons do not appear (see attached) like they do appear when using Chrome.

Not sure if this has been reported.

Yes, I cleared cache.

They show up just fine here on Firefox.

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Just a boy
Auckland, New Zealand
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: Whatever moves in my timezone
 
Posts: 1,803 since Sep 2009
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janbab View Post
They show up just fine here on Firefox.

That helped me narrow it down.

It was Ad Blocker.

Interesting that it treats the icons as advertisments.

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Manta, Ecuador
 
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Just thinking about this, it could be the post cache which I cleared. Tomorrow I'll look at repopulating the cache forcefully.

Sent from my phone

This is now done, post cache recreated from scratch.

Mike

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Love the new site name! Big Mike Trading never sounded very professional...

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This is now done, post cache recreated from scratch.

Mike

And I've now disabled it again. The username mentions weren't working for some reason. So I've just disabled the cache for now.

I did correct about 200 errant URL's that were pointing to the old domain throughout dozens of HTML templates on the site. Hoping this will improve the Google speed score, because theoretically each lookup would be slower as it had to handle a 301 redirect for some embedded links inside content.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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Sarasota FL
 
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@Big Mike, I'm sure you know this, but in case you didn't, the chatbox and the list of recent posts next to it on the main page have been blank all day, or at least since early this morning.

Just FYI.

Bob.

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@Big Mike, I'm sure you know this, but in case you didn't, the chatbox and the list of recent posts next to it on the main page have been blank all day, or at least since early this morning.

Just FYI.

Bob.

Yes, it's been fixed now. Thanks for reporting.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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Elite Member
Washington DC
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: InvestorRT
Broker/Data: TD Ameritrade, AMP/CQG
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 206 since Aug 2014
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Big Mike View Post
Some quick statistics on asset type popularity in the community:

Forex and Currency Trading category: 6,941 posts (1.4%)
Stocks and ETFs category: 3,860 posts (0.7%)

I've conducted polls over the years asking users to identify their primary trading tool (futures, stocks, forex). In the most recent poll, after 1,000 respondents, the breakdown is as follows:

Futures - 70%
Stocks - 17%
Forex - 13%

However, in the first 24 hours the results were different (skew towards the active users):

Futures - 85%
Stocks - 9%
Forex - 6%

To the Stocks and Forex users within the community: we are not abandoning discussions about stocks or forex. We are simply focusing on what is already popular within the community: futures. Since very few of you discuss stocks or forex, I am sure you find value in the general concepts that the futures traders are discussing on the site, and apply that in your own stock and forex trading.

Mike

Why dont you register forex.io. options.io and stocks.io and link them back to futures.io? And commodities.io, may be. Gives you options for growth in those directions in the future.....

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