Website load time to matter in Google Search Rankings!

Google Websearch team announced that it will now consider the speed it takes for a website to load when ranking it in Google search results on Google.com.

“This change is part of our efforts to provide the best possible search experience for our users, as we’ve found that faster sites create happy users. Our internal studies show that visitors tend to spend less time on sites that respond slowly, and additional recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs. For these reasons, we’re now taking site speed into account in our search rankings.”

Site speed is just one of over 200 signals Google use to determine search ranking, and because it’s a new signal, it doesn’t carry as much weight as the relevance of a page.

For more visit Google.

Hopefully this will dissuade bloggers & webmasters from installing the crappy toolbars and too much junk on their websites which really delay load-time.

You can check your website load time at Pingdom TheWindowsClub.com took 3.1 secs to load. How much time does your website take to load?

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

6 Comments

  1. Ankur Mittal

    Windows8Beta took 2.4 seconds to load 🙂

  2. Custom Computers

    As I read this one must assume this move may well assist Google in maintaining the dominance in Web Search. Test usage of Google Search in Chrome 4.0 does increase speed over Bing in IE8.

  3. Does anybody know may many seconds is too many?

  4. ^ This is just my guesstimate – but anything above 5 secs is on the higher side.

  5. anuj

    thanks mate

  6. ravi

    thank mate this will help me a lot

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