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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Page Speed’

Google Analytics Adds New ‘Speed Suggestions’ Report

Google announced the launch of a new Speed Suggestions report in Google Analytics. This can be found under Site Speed along with Overview, Page Timings and User Timings. The report shows the average page load time for top visited pages on your site, and utilizes the PageSpeed Insights tool to surface suggestions for improving specific pages for speed. “The PageSpeed …

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Today On The Matt Cutts Show: Page Speed As A Ranking Factor

In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses page speed and whether or not it’s a more important factor for mobile than for desktop. The video is a response to the submitted question: Is load speed a more important factor for mobile? Is it really something that can change your rankings, all the things being equal? “Let’s start with …

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Mobile Site Speed To Be A Google Ranking Factor?

Google has clearly had it with sites that have lackluster mobile experiences. This week, the company took to its Webmater Central blog to discuss “several ranking changes” it’s preparing for sites not configured for smartphone users. But that’s not all. Google’s Matt Cutts spoke at SMX Advanced on Tuesday evening, and implied that Google might roll out a version of …

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How Page Load Speed Impacts SEO And User Experience

Since Spring 2010 Google has used page load times as a factor in its search ranking algorithms. Google’s position is that faster-loading pages should be ranked higher because they provide a better experience for users. In Google’s own words, “Faster sites create happy users […] Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed – that’s why we’ve …

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Google Takes mod_pagespeed Out Of Beta For A Faster Web

Nearly two years ago, Google unveiled mod_pagespeed, an open source Apache module tool for developers to help make the web faster. Today, Google announced that it has left beta status. It has gone through eighteen different releases to get here. “We’re committed to working with the open-source community to continue evolving mod_pagespeed, including more, better and smarter optimizations and support …

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Google Analytics Gets New Site Speed Report, User Timings

Google announced today that it has added a new site speed report to Google Analytics, called User Timings. The report lets users track custom timings, and shows the execution speed or load time of any hit, event or user interaction. “This can include measuring how quickly specific images and/or resources load, how long it takes for your site to respond …

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Leverage Browser Strengths For A Faster Site

We recently talked about reducing HTTP requests. Here’s a quick recap: Slow web pages impede your website’s goals; 90% of a typical web page’s slowness happens after the HTML has been downloaded; Reducing the number of HTTP requests triggered by your page is usually the best first step to making your pages faster; We reviewed some specific techniques for reducing …

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Should You Block Google From Crawling Your Slower Pages?

Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts put out a new video discussing site speed’s impact on rankings. This is not the first time Cutts has addressed the issue, but it’s a somewhat different take than we’ve seen before, as it’s in direct response to the following user-submitted question: You mentioned that site speed is a factor in ranking. On …

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Want A Faster Website? Reduce Requests.

If your website consistently loads in under two seconds, congratulations!  It is in the small minority of sites able to meet the new threshold for patience among Internet users. But if yours is like the vast majority of websites that take longer than two seconds to load — even for users with a decent browser and a fast connection — …

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