Some rumors have been floating around that Google is on the verge of refining its mighty algorithm process.  It means that we should all prepare for an uprise or downfall in SERPs pending a decision come 2010.  Rumors and various reliable sources have identified and stated that your website load speed will become a part of the Google algorithm in determining your Page Rank.  That’s Right!  Starting in 2010 we may all face a downfall in Organic Rankings due to the fact that our websites may be too slow to meet Google’s high standards.

While this statement remains a theory we really can’t be sure on how Google will react on this particular matter to be exact.  Will you have to fire your existing web hosting company due to lack of boost that your website requires?  Does your website need proper optimization to improve its load speed time?  These are some things that as a website owner you will need to take into consideration and be prepared for the next tweak of Google algorithm.

Improve Your Website Load Speed

There are quite a few things that you can do to check the overall performance of your website or blog viewed thru the eyes of Google or general visitors coming thru your website.  Below is a short suggestion outline on how you can check and improve the performance of your website.

  • Webmaster Toolsif you do not have Google Webmaster Tools setup for your website than I highly suggest that you do so.  It will help you monitor the overall performance of your website, SERPs activity, and much more.  Most of all you can check your website performance from within Google Webmaster Tools to monitor its overall load progress and comparison to other web sites on the web.
  • Google Analytics Code – Google has launched a new beta feature for Google Analytics that will allow you to load the GA Tracking Code on your website asynchronously.  This helps reduce load time of the main default page of your website.  It has also been reported in the past that GA Tracking Code can spike the CPU of the server your website is currently being hosted on or even stall during the process of loading to the front-end user.
  • Google Code Section – you can find more tips for improving the overall performance of your website at the Google Code Site Speed Section.  There are many tools and plugins for various browsers that are available to download and execute on your website.
  • Test Your Website – use the FREE Website Analyzer Tool to find and monetize the overall loading speed performance of your website.

The average user spends up to 30 seconds on the main landing page of our website in taking the time to make a decision.  In this time frame you must engage the user to take an action via a Call-To-Action or ensure that the main page of your website loads in under 3 seconds time.  These two particular components are critical to the overall user session and how quickly it is terminated.  Losing visitors and traffic due to poor website loading speed can cost you potential leads or recurring revenue.

You can always call me or e-mail me  should you require any help with your website.  It can be a bit frustrating when you are aiming to optimize your website and are in desperate need of the proper expertise.