Google Wants YOU…To Speed Up Your Site

January 27th, 2011

Google’s campaign to make the web faster puts some web masters in a tricky situation. When optimizing our sites for search engines, we are very used to doing the basic things such as having lots of great content and getting many high quality links. Now we must also consider another thing, and that is the speed of our websites. But how do you know how fast your website loads? And how do you make it load even faster

The video tutorial below will touch upon these two questions and give you the answers you need. When you are done watching, you can read up more about WebCrusher and see first hand how it can give you a faster loading website.

Video Transcript

Did you know that one of Google’s criteria for ranking websites involves the speed of a website. Many websites can load very slowly, and as a result, can be penalized by search engines. There is a great way to check to see if your website is slow loading or not.

For those of you who have a Google Webmaster Tools account, you can get a good idea of what your website’s current speed is. In your Dashboard, press the plus sign next to Labs and select Site Performance. Here you will see the speed performance of your website.

Google believes that anything that falls below 1 and a half seconds is considered to be fast. Anything slower than 1 and a half seconds is considered slow. The faster your site is, the better off you will be.

So how can you reduce the load time of your website? RAGE WebCrusher will do this for you automatically, in the easiest way possible. Simply drag your website folder into WebCrusher, and at the click of just a few buttons, you can greatly reduce the size of your website. Be sure to check out WebCrusher and see how it can help speed up your website.

For a full tutorial on using WebCrusher, please see the video tutorial available in the iWeb SEO, SEO Video, and RapidWeaver SEO video courses.

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