Google has been very concerned about page download speed to help it maintain its image as a search engine. So much so that in July 2011 they offered Web site owners a limited time offer, which has now expired.
For higher performance, Google evaluated your Web site for download speed. They also offer to give out a new code that will made sites faster for enhanced user enjoyment.
PageSpeed Service was turned off on August 3rd, 2015. Please see Turndown Information for PageSpeed Service.
Your might recall Google’s process enhanced Web sites; prominence on the No. 1 search engine, and it enabled Google to operate at a faster rate for users.
Google’s goal has been to enable sites to download more quickly by as much as 60 percent.
“Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices and serves them to end users via Google’s servers across the globe,” according to Google.
“The extent of speed up depends on a variety of factors such as content on your pages, browser, geographic location of access, bandwidth, etc.,” Google explained.
On its page-speed service page, Google also provided a link for publishers to test their site’s speed. Most tests took less than five minutes.
“The test involves rendering your website on the selected browser by directly visiting your site, and repeating the same test by proxying your site through Page Speed Service,” Google said at the time.
Again, PageSpeed Service was turned off on August 3rd, 2015. Please see Turndown Information for PageSpeed Service.
From the Coach’s Corner, here are resource links to help your site’s Google presence:
- In SEO, Your Site’s Download Speed Matters to Google
- Google Insights – 23 Key Questions about Your Web Site
- The Key to Internet Dominance: Think Integration
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