Rating Runet 1 Drupal CoderAccording to the Runet Rating, we are the best Russian web design company building Drupal-powered websites.

Our team has been accumulating experience and excelling in Drupal websites development and support since 2005. Through the years, we created and were supporting hundreds of sites using this wonderful platform. We have been actively contributing to Drupal since its 4.6 version.

Site page load speed and its effect on bounces and conversions

We often receive site optimization requests after SEO audits. In most cases, we share one and the same list of recommendations that are aimed at making a Drupal-powered website more crawler-friendly. The exceptions are sites that are distinctly different (unique) under the hood.

Xdebug is a PHP extension that, as the name suggests, enables debugging and profiling of PHP scripts. This extension boosts developer’s productivity by speeding up the debugging information loop. With Xdebig, the developer spends less time finding out the reasons behind errors and understanding the logic of operation of an unknown block of code.

As of this writing, our support team has closed over 40,000 tickets, which took it about 90,000 man-hours. "Support" here means site improvements/adjustments as ordered by the customer, done promptly. This is a pay-by-the-hour deal. The tasks range from changing color of a button to adding ecommerce functionality to a site that has been around for several years. From the customer's perspective, the key metrics reflecting performance of the support team are:

Daria Bochkareva, head of the website promotion and content support department at Initlab, delivered the “SEO Fundamentals, schema.org markup” lecture to students of the Kuban State University. Daria covered the main SEO aspects and tools and gave examples of the structured markup compliant with schema.org. The students will apply the acquired knowledge when doing the web dev tasks given to them at the website development course they attend at the Faculty of Computer Technology and Applied Mathematics of KubSU.

Page load speed affects conversion and indexing by Google and Yandex. In some known cases boosting page load yielded a 40% increase in the number of orders or 13% greater revenue.

January 25-27 were the days of Drupal Contribution Weekend, a global event that brought together thousands of Drupal professionals around the world.
On May 24 - 25, Moscow's Expocenter (Sokolniki) hosted EcomExpo 17, the largest ecommerce fair in Russia and Eastern Europe. Initlab, Drupal Coder's parent company, was one of those 250 exhibitors.
On April 8, A-Camp conference took place in the town of Armavir. The event brought together people willing to make the most out of internet for their business and those knowing how to do it. Initlab was the gold sponsor of the event, and we also brought a couple of keynotes to the conference.