Google has always come up with new and improved service options that have made web experience with Google all the more convenient. The new “page speed” service is definitely an instance of such a worthy option. It is very important that your website pages load on fast.
Your visitors will have many options for the niche and usually not much time. Unnecessary delay in opening the desired web page might be the cause for them to stray away to some other website or blog. Google “Page speed” seamlessly tackles this hurdle, and can help to increase the reader engagement of your blog.
When you are tracking your website’s progress regularly, you need to assess your page loading speed as well. This is the pivotal point that remains undetected on the track radar but can cause a hefty traffic loss. You can test the page speed with Google’s innovative webmaster tools. You also have inventive sites like websiteoptimization.com or webpagetest.org; all these options are viable although not 100% accurate for this purpose.
Websites feature images, video posts, web banners, hordes of advertisements; some more elaborate than others. All of these features and each individual element play a part in pacing the pages upload. Google has always put in extra effort in providing fast service. Google instant assures search delivery in seconds even as you type in the key phrase. Google public DNS also loosely works on the same principle of faster delivery. The latest in this line of services is the Google “Page speed”.
Page speed service is simple to use and Google actually gives in detailed instructions for each step that you need to take for the process. You have to create a Cname in your hosting account. This Cname will be an alias for your domain. When you do this, Google just speeds up its own servers for each URL related to the individual Cnames.
Start the process properly with a page speed test at any one of the sites mentioned above (websiteoptimization.com or webpagetest.org). The next step will be to log in to Google code via http://code.google.com/speed/pss/docs/overview.html. You have to register your site with Google and fill up a relevant application.
Google will decide whether your site is eligible for this service and the parameters for this decision are not clearly stated. However, once your site is accepted, you can rest assured that there will be a general increase in page upload speed by 25-60%. Since, there are no limitations on exactly which sites can or cannot apply; you have the opportunity of registering your application for the service.
You do have to own a valid domain and an account with Google Webmaster. Since, the service is still in its initial state, it is being put out there free of cost. However, the service will be turned in to a paid one after some time.
Page speed is a veritable part of SEO strategies. In fact, frequently, Webmasters have to take harsh decisions to eliminate certain elements from popular pages just to increase the speed of the upload. This service might just be the answer to such complications.
One word of advice is you need to update yourself with the technology of the process before you can efficiently use it. Google will settle a competitive price for the service, which will perfectly compliment its increasing necessity for webmasters.
31 thoughts on “Page Speed Service By Google”
Handy! Never heard of Google Pagespeed. Gonna check it out 🙂
Better had check it out Jason! If your pages are slow Google will hammer you! 🙂
Really informative post. Google has too many advanced tools that helps webmaster to get high rank of their web site and adding one more tool in google account would really beneficial to all.
When I first heard about Google Page Speed, I immediately know it’s sort of like a “content delivery network” also known as CDN, though I’m not sure if you did know there are quite a few complains about it as it did not meet the expectation of the speed increase indicated.
I would recommend service such as Cloudflare or MaxCDN. As for Cloudflare, anyone can register a free account to use, but MaxCDN is a service you need to pay.
I use both of them one for security wise purpose and the other for speed increase.
Thanks for your input Wong, that’s much appreciated. I used Cloudflare but then I stopped coz, I was having problems with Cloudflare blocking ips. It wanted some people to enter Captcha… some times it made me to enter Captcha to see my own blog!
We did a bunch of stuff to help with page speed back when Google was talking about it quite a bit and it didn’t help much.
We have found that with pagespeed based rankings, it doesn’t matter if you have the fastest load time, you just have to meet a certain speed and then you are find. It is more of a “pass/fail” that a scored thing.
Yes for sure the loading speed of a site matters a lot to both people and search engines.
Never heard about Google Page Speed until I’ve read your article. Now I think I need to do some further investigations on it))
Hi…You mentioned that “Page speed is a veritable part of SEO strategies…”
How important is it overall? 5%? 10%? More?
It is one of the most significant factors that makes an impression in the eyes of search engines, although I cannot exactly say the percentage!
BTW, can you please leave your real name? For the keyword, you put [email protected]. Thanks for your understanding.
Great one. Google Page speed.?? These are foreign words for me. I am learning from your tips.
Glad that I can introduce you to the topic Eric 🙂
I constantly check my page speed performance and am working on improving it further. Page Speed really helps in boosting websites.
But, I’m really disappointed because Google has stopped giving it as Firefox extension. It used to be really handy.
Working on page speed is mandatory for any website owner. Thanks for stopping by!
It’s good to learn about this new service. There are several factors that prevents pages from being loading faster and that includes the external libraries that are referenced. When the images are loaded from CDN, it loads them in parallel with the rest of the content and greatly aids in faster loading.
That’s true George! Content Delivery Networks are a great boon to improve the loading speed of webpages. Thanks for your comment.
After Google Panda update its very essential that your blog or website load faster if you want your blog to be ranked higher in search results.
Moshin, you’re right. Loading speed is one of the important parameters that decides our website standard!
Google always come up with latest service options. Thanks for sharing this post with us. I really appreciate your efforts. Keep it up !!
You’re very welcome!
Yes I think page load time really matters as SEO aspects , Good to read this , I am gonna get code for this.
Google always focuses on customer satisfaction and if our visitors are made to wait for our website to load, then they are not satisfied. Google might penalize such slow loading websites seriously!
Google’s changes help websites/blogs download faster. However, computer speed still plays a role as well. With so many folks accessing websites via mobile devices, expect to see more work to speed up web browsing, etc.
I’ve heard of page speed before but never really paid much attention. I find it overwhelming to keep up with everything Google expects us to know.
Have seen in the Google Analytics, but did not put much attention in it. Got some good ideas from your post, will definitely got to read more on it and check how it really works. Thanks for sharing, nice article.
Are you using Google Page Service or some CDN service as well? Because I can’t find it on your site. Currently I am using MaxCDN but a bit worry about the cost in the future. I am still thinking whether to continue or stop the service.
I edited one of my websites to load faster by changing the size of my photos. It made such a huge difference when it came to page loading time and my rankings.
I haven’t been using it and found it just couple of months ago but it’s perfect even if I’m not big fan of Google. Having a critical path showed along with Google recommendations for speed improvements is always handy, especially no when speed is determined as really important SEO factor
Love the picture of the bird of prey sitting on the sign!
Its a very old post but content is always fresh. because every serious blogger every day must check the blogs or website speed. I regularly check my site speed in google page speed and other tools. i knew this tips but still i read the post because of the author , she is the best and learn good blogging skills from her posts, Thanks Jane Sheeba !