Google adds site performance to Webmaster Tools. I laugh maniacally.
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:
Site speed matters, ok?
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 CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More