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Broken Links and Site Speed - is Your Site Ready for 2010?

Discussion in 'Google' started by gary101, Dec 7, 2009.

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    Hey

    Just a warning that in 2010 broken links and the speed of your site Will make a difference to your sites rankings, so make sure your website/websites are ready before the end of this year.

    Matt Cutts Search Predictions Video

    If you are using google Webmaster tools make sure you:

    1) Select your site
    2) Select Labs on the left side of the page
    3) Select site performance
    4) The graph will show you if your site is slow
    5) Read the recommendations that google gives you to help speed it up

    I hope this info helps your site get ready for 2010 :)
     
    gary101, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    temp2 Well-Known Member

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    helpful tips, thank
     
    temp2, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    Really useful tip thanks for sharing, some of my sites really slow :(
     
    mark5inc, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    i read the suggestions. very good information.i know that google webmaster helps in inceasing site performance. can any one suggest any other websites that help in increasing site performance.give suggestions.
     
    saroj123, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    Google webmaster tool reports pages in my site take 5.9 seconds to load and is slower than 80% of sites. It looks I need to do some optimization on my scripts. :(

    Thanks for sharing,
     
    AirForce1, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    Is that video link you posted the right one? I watched it and I didn't see any mention of broken links or speed. He talked about other searches like email, calendar, mobile, sms, etc. Unless I missed it I didn't catch any reference to speed or broken links.
     
    gameutopia, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    MoviesP.com Peon

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    good information, i will use google webmaster tool for that.
     
    MoviesP.com, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    Very good points. People need to wake up and realise that in 2010 they are going to have to know the RIGHT information to succeed. Google are making it more and more impossible for someone to rank using the usual tips you read anywhere. You need to do something different and you need to do it well.
     
    thefandango, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    sonymoney Guest

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    well, its only with google what about yahoo and bing? I advice people not to rely only on google. Any opinion?
     
    sonymoney, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    A great improvement from Google!

    I'll have to buy a new server though but fair enough..
     
    Jontish, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    I wouldn't worry that broken links and site speed would affect my sites rankings, instead i would look at how bad an experience it would be for a visitor if my site loaded slow and the links within it didn't work.

    The experience for the visitor matters more than whether those things affect rankings.

    Broken links and site speed have always mattered, overall neither have been acceptable ever.

    Site speed differs depending on location and many other factors, if im 50 miles from where a site that im visiting is located then its going to be quicker for me than someone thousands of miles away.

    Depends on types of hosting, whats on the pages, if others are hammering a shared server that you may be on.

    So if one afternoon a site that is perfectly quick normally, begins to slow down because its getting some heavy usage, this will lead to lower rankings because the pages are currently loading slow? Even though the site is popular and this is the only reason for it being slow sometimes.

    Sounds like one more thing not to become obsessed with and people should focus on keeping their site in order for the visitors, but will become obsessed with pleasing the search engine first.

    It makes perfect sense to keep a site fast and without broken links but not do do it because a search engine says it will affect rankings.

    Will competitors try and slow down each others sites in order to affect them? :)

    This announcement seems bizarre.

    Bring back sites for people.
     
    pipes, Dec 7, 2009 IP