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Is Google Site Performance a prelude to load time as ranking factor?

As reported in November, Google's Matt Cutts indicated that page load time may make its debut as a search ranking factor in 2010.

And now there's a new hint that page load time could become a ranking factor next year: Google has added a new section called Site Performance to Google Webmaster Tools.

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Load time: coming soon as a Google ranking factor?

Google's algorithm looks at a significant number of ranking factors when it decides where a site should be in the SERPs. These ranking factors, and the weight they're each given, change over time.

Last week at PubCon, Google's Matt Cutts revealed a new ranking factor that may debut in 2010: page load time.

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Speed up your site with Google Page Speed

With broadband internet connections so prevalent around the world, it's easy for web designers and developers to get a little bit lazy when it comes to optimizing the pages they create or that their applications generate.

After all, a broadband connection is usually pretty forgiving and can even render certain best practices and good habits entirely unnecessary.

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