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At least, according to Slashdot. Think this might help anything?

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So What? you get penalised

So What? you get penalised for slow loading pages Puzzled

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I suppose that's the idea,

I suppose that's the idea, presumably intended to encourage writing tight fast loading pages, and perhaps better coding practices.

Think it'll work?

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I read another article that

I read another article that suggested that it was going to have only a very small impact on the rankings and it won't impact a site if it's already among the best results for a certain search query. But all other things being equal between two sites competing for the same keyword phrase, the one that loads faster will appear above the slower one in the results.

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Oh and apparently this is

Oh and apparently this is only happening in the US at the moment with the rest of the world to follow.

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Tyssen wrote: I read another

Tyssen wrote:

I read another article that suggested that it was going to have only a very small impact on the rankings and it won't impact a site if it's already among the best results for a certain search query. But all other things being equal between two sites competing for the same keyword phrase, the one that loads faster will appear above the slower one in the results.

Put that way it does have merit and make sense. Will it encourage better coding practises? only after all methods of tricking Google into thinking the page is loading fast have been tried and tested Smile

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