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Google Steps up the Pace

Posted: May 3rd, 2010 | Filed under: IIS & HTTP, Web Speed and Performance | Tags: , , ,

Google Adds Speed Algorithm, Effects Site Rankings in Search

For a long time now Google has pushed the importance of speed in their products and on the web. Just last month Google has announced that they will be including a new trigger in their search ranking algorithms: site speed.

“Speeding up websites is important — not just to site owners, but to all Internet users. Faster sites create happy users and we’ve seen in our internal studies that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there. But faster sites don’t just improve user experience; recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs. Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed — that’s why we’ve decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings. We use a variety of sources to determine the speed of a site relative to other sites.” Read the rest of this entry »

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