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    How important is website speed?


    Hey guys,
    Im interested on informations about seo on google and website speed.

    But how important is it to our searchrankings?

    Any numbers on loading times that defenetly get punished, for example, a website above xy loading time....?


    regards,
    mic
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    Check this article out I found... this will help you form a opinion in regards to your question...

    I can't leave a URL... if you google this phrase "Does Site Hosting Affect Google rankings" it will bring up the article i am recommending you read which will help you form a opinion to your question.


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    Originally Posted by lucccy
    Hey guys,
    Im interested on informations about seo on google and website speed.

    But how important is it to our searchrankings?

    Any numbers on loading times that defenetly get punished, for example, a website above xy loading time....?


    regards,
    mic
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    Yes it mater a lot if your site get too much time to load. It also helps Google to choose one from two or more sites when those sites are almost equally strong and calming top ranking. Google choose fastest one from the equally strong sites.

    Edit:
    Having a slow load time is not unethical practice so there is no chase for punishment. the site having a slow load time is just being neglected by Google!!! that's it.
    Last edited by chiragparekh; Dec 31st, 2010 at 02:27 AM.
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    This has two real answers.

    1) Algorithmically, no a slow loading site wonŽt effect rankings - unless it is so slow that the indexer times out or it doesnŽt load full content when spidered.

    2) Indirectly, yes it can have an effect. If you consider that site usability has an effect on user behaviour and bounces and time spent on a site. Usability statistics are factored into a sites rankings. This means that a poorly performing web site could in fact rank lower than a well performing site with all other metrics and variables the same.

    This is a little bit of a controversial subject but I believe this to be the case. When you consider that Google is trying to find the best quality sites and it has a lot of usability data at its finger tips it just makes sense that the site usability performance would effect rankings.
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    hey thanks for your replies!

    It also helps Google to choose one from two or more sites when those sites are almost equally strong and calming top ranking. Google choose fastest one from the equally strong sites.
    this is interesting, so if i manage to be faster then my main competitors it can give me the little edge sometimes needed, right?

    think this topic will become more interesting next year.

    regards,
    mic

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    Use the search function, this question has been asked multiple time before. Load speed is slowly becoming a factor but will never outweigh links.

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