All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘site 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 to Create a Fast-Loading E-commerce Site

You may have the most beautifully designed online storefront in the e-commerce universe, with a stunning array of desirable products – but if your website stalls when it loads, leaving shoppers tapping their fingers in frustration, the rest of the online shopping experience won’t matter. Web users are becoming an increasingly impatient bunch, and they expect webpages to load in …

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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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New Site Speed Reports In Google Analytics

Google announced today that it has released a new Site Speed report, with “all the key metrics” in an easy-to-read Overview report. “The Overview report provides an at-a-glance view of essential information for measuring your site’s page loading metrics: Avg. Page Load Time by Browser, Country/Territory, and Page,” explains Google’s Mustafa M. Tikir. “Plus you can compare your site’s average …

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Google Analytics Site Speed Metrics Expanded

Google announced the launch of some new metrics for the Site Speed report in Google Analytics. The metrics are aimed at giving webmaster a better understanding of how they can improve their website performance. Speed, we know, is a ranking signal for Google, so this is probably one worth paying attention to. That said, Google’s Matt Cutts did kind of …

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Speed: Recommended for Content, Conversions and Holiday Traffic

It’s become clear that site speed and performance have become increasingly important on the web, particularly with Google. The company has made a plethora of announcements over the past year or two directly related to making the web faster in general. Most recently, for example, Google announced mod_pagespeed, a tool for webmasters to use to automatically optimize their sties. "It’s like Page Speed, but makes the changes automatically," Google told WebProNews.

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Google Makes Site Speed A Ranking Factor

Website owners and bloggers, take heed: you don’t need to stop whatever you’re doing and eliminate all tools, videos, and pictures from your properties.  But as soon as it’s convenient, you may want to (re)check how quickly things load, because Google announced this afternoon that it’s begun to factor site speed into its search rankings.

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