Ian Lurie // Dec 2 2009
Mwahahahahaha. See. I TOLD YOU ALL that site performance mattered in SEO. Did you listen? Nooooooooo. Well suck on this:
Google just announced a new site performance report in their Webmaster Tools control panel. With it, you get a nifty overview of your site’s load speed:
You can find the new tool under the ‘Labs’ menu in Google Webmaster Tools.
The new tool even makes suggestions regarding load speed improvements:
If Google’s putting it in Webmaster Tools, it matters.
Stop arguing. Stop digging in your stubborn-assed heels and telling me that it’s OK your site takes 10 seconds to load, because your competitors’ load in the same amount of time, so who cares? Set up Google Webmaster Tools, install Google Page Speed and YSlow, and start speeding up your damned site.
End of rant.
Ian Lurie is founder and CEO of Portent Inc., an internet marketing agency that has provided internet marketing, including PPC, SEO, social and analytics services, since 1995. Read More