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Load Speed - Affecting Seo?


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#1 tyggis

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:10 PM

Did any of you experience that faster load speed of pages got you better rankings at Google SERP?

#2 chrishirst

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 02:47 AM

Compared to what??

#3 tyggis

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:06 AM

Well, ok.

Before, pages on a site loads slow.
Now, the same pages loads fast.

Do you rank better i Google?

#4 tomsk

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE
Before, pages on a site loads slow.
Now, the same pages loads fast.

Do you rank better i Google?


It's just more Google FUD. Unless you have real loading problems, it's doubtful that milliseconds is going to help your rankings.

#6 tyggis

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:18 AM

True, it would be very strange if Google counted milliseconds. But lets says 5 seconds or if the graph at webmaster tools are way up in the red area. Or if your text and image content loads fast, but you have java script in your footer that loads slow.

#7 tyggis

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:58 AM

QUOTE(tomsk @ May 30 2010, 08:31 AM) View Post
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Yes, they say that only a few sites will be effected by this. And the few sites, I suppose that is the slowest sites.

#8 Mooro

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:52 AM

Forget about speed for SEO, people should have fast sites for their users sake.

#9 tyggis

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:59 AM

Yes, forget SEO, just make the sites good for the users tongue.gif

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:31 PM

Page loading speed is just one of 200+ factors Google is taking into consideration. Unless your site doesn't rank anything I wouldn't give it any thought.

And most people mistake rendering speed for loading speed anyway. It's not clear to me if Google is just concerned about how long it takes to fetch the files to render the page or if they are also looking at how long it takes to actually render the page.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:58 PM

This is a rhetorical question? Matt Cutts blogged about this on April, 9 2010. He said a lot on this subject, but in his conclusion he made three points. First, he pointed out, this is a small-impact change; Second, speeding up a site is a great thing to do in general; and third, working on site responsiveness may be a better use of time than some of the things SEO's currently spend a bit of their time on.

Working on site speed is a good idea in general. On your production sites, get rid of all those style sheets, consolidate them into one. And, add the two lines of code to your .htaccess that tells apache to compress your web pages. Look for low fruit in this area. The fact that site speed improvement now has some value for SEO is a bonus.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:44 PM

I'd say that sums it up pretty well.




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