Does slow loading site affect your index rate...

Article written by Tom Chambers

Well apparently not... here is a site that takes more than 10 seconds to load... and you know Google hates that.. But the question is... did google penalize the site for being a slow poke... apparently not.. since it has 92,000 pages indexed as we speak and 30,000 of them were indexed in the last 30 days... Wow!

Now should we fix it... of course.. we should and quickly as it affects the visitor experience..... and in my opinion even though it looks like it has no effect on indexing... my guess is it can affect your google ranking since it does give a poor visitor experience and we know that google put a lot of value in happy visitors... so again no measurable effect on indexing... but you may be a little tad further down in the dirt of ranking... just my opinion... and I am sticking to it..

Next question is will it get fixed... I doubt it since its one of those Premier BoomTown sites that do very well in the organic areana and all the BoomTown sites load as slow as molasses... its because they have just to much crap on each page... I had hoped when they switched to the wordpress sites recently taht the load time would decrease... Wrong! it got worse.. a lot worse...

Oh! Tom does all those F's on my speed report affect my indexing.... well apparently not... proof is in the pudding... but watch out for some loss in ranking.... google just hates slow loaders and so do I.

Well Tom... that might be a quirk.. I don't think so I can show that they are all that way.. Here is another one just for shits and giggles.. YOu see all the BoomTown are bloated and slow... but they are still excellent sites.. rank well and index well.

Bottom line fix the speed if you can and asap!

Course all this is only my opinion and I could be wrong but I diligently try to back up what I suggest with as many cold hard facts as I can find... But you know everybody has an opinion and some are right and some are wrong... so take it with a grain of salt! HaHa>

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