Website Speed is now a Ranking Factor

website speed

Just wanted to jot down a quick blog post with my thoughts about two blog posts about speed. Matt Cutts has been writing both on his own blog and on the official Google Webmaster Central Blogto tell everyone what we knew was coming: site speed is now an official ranking factor. Now I want to remind you that I've been writing about site speed for quite a while. I wrote about WordPress template optimization (a quite dated post now, btw) back in january 2008. And even in april 2007 I wrote about the effect a slow server could have on how Google spiders your site. Now of course I do a weekly … [Read more...]