The Google Webmaster Central Blog today announced that Google has added a site speed factor to their web search ranking algorithm which effectively another ranking factor that webmasters have to look out for.
The information are – as always – rare at this point. According to the blog post the feature was enabled a few weeks back. It is currently only enabled on google.com and only for English queries on that search engine.
First results show (according to Google) that less than 1% of all search queries are affected by the site speed signal that the Google engineers have added to the algorithm.
Less than 1% might not sound like much but this actually means that about 1 out of every 100 queries are affected by the algorithm change.
The change leaves many questions unanswered.
What’s your opinion on the matter? Do you think this is a good change? I for one do not like it one bit.
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