Perhaps. And if you’re looking to be found by Google, you want to do everything you can to make sure you’re not doing things to make the process harder.
A month or so ago, Google announced that they’re ranking system would take page-load speed into consideration when determining how to present search results to visitors.
Eventually I’d read enough about this, and had installed a cool free performance monitoring system (powered by Pingdom) that allowed me to review my website’s display speed. But of course, life gets in the way and I’d been a bit lax in reviewing it, so this past weekend I took a look. I found this:
This is a response-time graph, the shorter the green line, the better. Which meant that I now had to spend some time figuring out what I’d done that caused my system to slow so significantly.
And in initial runs, I seem to have reduced the page-load speed by about 40%. Not as good as it was initially, but better than it was quite recently.Yes, I’ll be monitoring results a bit more closely now, and tweaking things as I go. And of course, I’m always open to suggestions too — in the comments please 🙂
Hopefully, Google will look more favourably on my blog, as this site isn’t quite the slug on the Internet anymore.
Time will tell.
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