WP can be a nightmare but it has extraordinary plugins like Yoast and W3 Total Cache.
Does anyone know of any equivalent apps/solutions?
While I can't comment a Yoast-like app, you won't need to worry about finding an app like W3 Total Cache for Shopify since it is a hosted solution and they take care of optimizing site performance. (I realize some may feel it's not optimized enough for them, but there's nothing you can do to optimize the database.)
With that said, one of the biggest areas that shop owners DO have control over are their images. Looking at your images, they are already pretty well optimized.
And for your homepage sliders, they are 74kb, 115kb, and 98kb for the first three. Using tinypng.com again, you could bring those down just a hair to 64, 103, and 95, respectively. Might not be worth your time to do this manually...
While I haven't used the app before, check out https://apps.shopify.com/imageoptimizer, which costs $0.01/image and has 185 five star reviews.
Kerstin here from the Shopify Guru Team :)
I have to agree, Yoast is an amazin plugin but there are also some great SEO related apps you can check out here on our App Store. The app SEO Manager is probably the closest you can get to Yoast but if you are already familiar with the basics of SEO, one of the free apps might be right for you too. And here are some apps that are definitely worth checking out with regards to your store's SEO:
Also feel free to have a look at this blog post on The Basics of Search Engine Optimization for Your Shopify Store as well as our SEO Guide which will cover everything you need to know to get your site's SEO in fighting shape. We've also got this Ecommerce SEO 101 Video Series which might intersest you.
I hope this help. If you have any further questions, just reply to this thread or reach out to our support channels via chat, phone, or email.
All the best,
Kerstin | Shopify Guru
And we just got this brand new addition to our app store.. This is SEO Product Optimizer which seems to work in a similar way to Yoast where you can set your focus keyword and the app then analyzes the performance. The app is still in beta and free to use so might definitely be worth trying it out :)
Kerstin | Shopify Guru
Thank you Bob, I really appreciate your advice and shall follow it! :)
And thank you Kerstin for your recommendations. Some of those are interesting apps but - in the interest not becoming app-dependent and broke - I'll keep learning SEO and basic coding. Thank you!
Hi Kim (and other Shopify business owners),
Sorry for kicking this thread back to the top. But I thought you might be interested to know that ReloadSEO for Shopify the equivelent is of what Yoast for WordPress is.
With ReloadSEO you have live content grader that tells you exactly how you need to write your content and where to optimize it. We've been getting some pretty awesome reviews as a result.
You can check it out over here: https://apps.shopify.com/reloadseo
I am new to shopify ( from woocommerce/wordpress ). I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good app for minifying css/java? I ran the pagespeed test from google and it gave my new site a poor grade for load time. I have just ran the crush pics app but still need to find a way to consolidate these files, especially the java from my menu.
any help would be appreciated.