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Old 13-04-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Google results to take into account site speed

Google has announced that its search engine results have started to take into account the speed of a site.In other words, the faster a site can serve up its pages, the higher it is ranked on returned search results to an extent.The theory is that users prefer swiftly responding sites, and are more likely [...]

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Old 13-04-2010, 02:57 PM   #2
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Load spead of site was an fact for years this is no big news ...
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Old 13-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
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Load spead of site was an fact for years this is no big news ...
Actually it wasn't - and never has been until now.
Even Matt Cutts said (not so long ago) that site speed was NOT a ranking factor - although he did hint that Google would be going down that road at some point as it tried to bring a "good web experience" to users.

The only time that site speed came into ranking was if your site was so slow that it caused Googlebot to time-out and return a "page unavailable" for your pages.
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Old 15-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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It's interesting - I remember a while back Google made a point of letting news publishers know that if their news sites would not load fast, then this would likely impact their syndication via Google News.

So perhaps Google are splitting hairs on what they mean by "ranking factor".
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Old 18-04-2010, 01:23 PM   #5
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yes. speed is no accountted for fully in my client system, although im still not sure how complete my approach is. Most sites get scores of 0.9ms for the front page, with boring regularity. It would be nice f google pointed to a resource you dont have to lof=g into the get a complete or representative speed test.

i read somewhere that google only think the change will effect 1% of sites. But as someone commented to that statement, thats still millions of sites.

any pointers on speeding things up? most of my sites get less than 1 second speed times but im wondering how much that has to do with network issues?

many of my sites are tables, still migrating many of them although some will never go fully CSS. Will tables have a significant effect?

im interested in spped just because its obviously one of the things people notice, o its a win win really, however, i dont think that theres much that can otherwise prctically be done about it?

any clues? tips?
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Old 20-06-2010, 04:47 PM   #6
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thats good news for us people who live in the sticks with slow internet connections. i always try and build sites that load quickly anyway so should be good news for my sites.
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Old 17-12-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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Multiple benefits to faster sites.

Quicker to crawl, better user experience, optimised code.

It all makes sense.

Really, the most important one, imo, is the site experience.

your an eshop and somones browsing your catalogue, imagine it took 15 seconds to load each page (it happens) person will browse away quickety quick
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:52 AM   #8
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If Google does or does not use it a ranking signal (I think they do for the top few results in some situations, not sure)

it is still important to have a website that is not too slow... anything on a really cheap host that serves a page in +10 seconds is probably going to hurt your overall page views. It's a possibility, right? I can't stand slow websites anyways...
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Old 20-07-2011, 05:01 AM   #9
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Site Speed Loading is a plus Factor for Google Search Engine especially when optimizing the size of image.
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