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Google To Start Ranking Pages by Site Speed

Google-sitespeedGoogle has always been known to rank search results based on the relevance of text on Web pages. However, the organisation has announced that its page ranking system will now be changed to include the speed at which Web pages load in response to keyword queries. As a result the loading speeds of Web sites i.e. how long it takes a Web page to show up when a user attempts to access it, will now be used to determine the list of sites displaced when a search is made on Google.

According to the organisation, this latest action is due to studies which suggest that most Internet users would rather visit Web sites that load faster than browse slow loading sites. However, this change will only be limited to a small number of Web pages. It is not yet known how individual Webmasters would receive this announcement but many would be relieved that the addition of the extra (speed) metric will only be limited to a few sites (about 1% of search queries)and hope their page ranking will not be affected at all.

There is no doubt that some Web site owners such as bloggers, would still be worried about what this means for their sites. If you fall into this group of administrators, you can go to your Google Analytics account to check how fast your Web pages load and view suggestions on how you can make them load faster.

Talking Point

What is your reaction to this latest announcement by Google? How does your Web site performance rate with other similar sites you have visited?

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  1. yudhabastard

    April 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    hey guys,
    it’s a nice info …
    good job for admin
    .-= yudhabastard´s last blog ..Kemungkinan Matahari Terbit Dari Barat ? =-.

  2. Kashif Intizam

    April 14, 2010 at 10:45 am

    With this new change I think our old efforts of SEO also works but we have to more optimize our site by removing large images and movies and by using proper streaming technologies to speed up our sites.

  3. yudhabastard

    April 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    yes, you’re right my friend

    may I ask a favor?
    please see my blog, and tell me what the plus and minus of my blog ?
    give me advice
    thanks before …
    .-= yudhabastard´s last blog ..Kemungkinan Matahari Terbit Dari Barat ? =-.

  4. Web Hosting

    April 14, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Google has been talking about doing this for a while now it’s happening.
    Interestingly not only visitors won’t like a slow-loading website, now search engines too..

    • Admin

      April 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

      Yes, but then again how are they gonna make sure this metric is fair to all given that broadband speed differs from one end of the world to another?

  5. Janis Gagliardi

    August 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I think it’s every website owner’s responsibility to speed up their websites. I believe what Google did here is just right. Its users, that means all of us, are the one to benefit from this. No one wants a slow website. It just makes perfect sense to me.

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