The Importance of Website Page Performance

The other day, in the web design forums, the topic of a website’s page performance affecting SEO rankings came up. A member posted several points regarding the subject and several tips you could employ to help boost your website’s load times. With quicker load times comes happier visitors and, hopefully, better search engine rankings.

Over the following days, during my casual internet browsing, an excellent article on SmashingMagazine discussed exactly this topic, in more detail.

Website performance is a hugely important topic, so much so that the big companies of the Web are obsessed with it. For the Googles, Yahoos, Amazons and eBays, slow websites mean fewer users and less happy users and thus lost revenue and reputation.

In your case, annoying a few users wouldn’t be much of a problem, but if millions of people are using your product, you’d better be snappy in delivering it. For years, Hollywood movies showed us how fast the Internet was: time to make that a reality.

Even if you don’t have millions of users (yet), consider one very important thing: people are consuming the Web nowadays less with fat connections and massive computers and more with mobile phones over slow wireless and 3G connections, but they still expect the same performance. Waiting for a slow website to load on a mobile phone is doubly annoying because the user is usually already in a hurry and is paying by the byte or second. It’s 1997 all over again.

The article outlines several important factors in website page performance and the effects it may have on your SEO rankings on Google, Yahoo, and Bing. I hope you find it helpful.

I’m debating writing several in-depth articles regarding this topic and many others, what do you think? Would you read them?

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The Four-Day Workweek is Gaining Support

As a self-employed business owner, I enjoyed this article on several levels. It shows the mainstream work-force is becoming more aligned with what works nowadays. A shift like this in the general workforce this could really help workers and the US society in a few ways, beside the obvious reduction in energy consumption, traffic congestion, etc.

Unfortunately I don’t foresee my 7×12 hour work-week going anywhere anytime soon… but it’s nice to dream! Just imagine.. a 3 day weekend every week, then I’d just need a pool! Ahh, ok.. back to work! 🙂

In an era when most of us seem to be working more hours than ever (provided we’re still lucky enough to have jobs), 17,000 people in Utah have embarked on an unusual experiment. A year ago, the Beehive State became the first in the U.S. to mandate a four-day workweek for most state employees, closing offices on Fridays in an effort to reduce energy costs. The move is different from a furlough in that salaries were not cut; nor was the total amount of time employees work. They pack in 40 hours by starting earlier and staying later four days a week. But on that fifth (glorious) day, they don’t have to commute, and their offices don’t need to be heated, cooled or lit.

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