Its quite some time now when Google launched Site Performance, as part of Webmaster Tools Labs, which analyzes your Web site and provides data on the average load time, graphs out how your site has improved or slowed down over time, generates reports on specific pages, and, best of all, offers suggestions for speeding up your Web site.
Google in an FAQ about PageRank says that Google PR is just one of 200 factors that influence a page’s ranking. So Google PR may not be as important as speed of the page and so I thought of checking it for few of my sites and I really saw that my sites seems to be quite slow for more than one reason.
- Enable gzip compression
- Minimize DNS lookups
I am not sure how much accurate is the report but I have mod_deflate enabled into my Apache web server and so it should take care of all compression but definitely I need to look further into it and see if I can reduce my page load time as suggested by Google.
Have you tested your site for “Site Performance” By Google and what are your views on the same?
If you are looking to speed up your web pages, check out my article – 15 Innovative Ways To Speed up Your Web Pages at Go4Expert.com
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