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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.

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.