Mine has gone up from 1 to 3,the highest it has ever been. Another thing i have noticed over the past couple of days is that my indexed pages have gone down from 40.000+ to just over 10.000 so it looks like they have perhaps changed the way they index pages too.
and now the sites I built in 1999 will go up on google...
Follow the mailye ohios guidelines of page speed improvement and use Page Speed Firebug addon to identify factors and improve page loading time
Jai ho 8)
I didn't know about this. I guess this might effect wordpress blogs since many use those beautiful themes which are pretty heavy. I have 2. Time to change to much more simple one.
Google knows that when the site is taking more time to load, user usually close that pages and moves to the other pages. Google have been using the site load time period in their architecture but it is only having 2-3% of impact on your site ranking.
i think that this puts a pealty on peiple that are new to the web and don't know about how they can improve page speed. while its easy to find out how to improve page load time its not that easy to implement all of those things that help.
while its true that people will go from a slow loading page that doesnt mean that the content on the page is not relevant and or useful/related to the orignal search keywords. some politics are at play here i think which i think is real sad and might be bad news for simple people who throw up a site suing a cms and expect that just have to focus on content...