Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Google: 1% Of Searches Affected By Site Speed Ranking Factors

Slow-loading websites definitely hurt a site's search rankings, Google says. A recent study found that about one out of a 100 searches are affected by the site speed ranking factor. The sites loaded slowly enough that load speed alone would "actually change the ranking to a noticeable degree,” Google says.

That means about one in a 1,000 sites are affected. So only 0.1 percent of all websites have site speed issues that affect how well the site ranks.

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