Awake at silly o’clock this morning thanks to a child’s nightmare, and having given up trying to get back to sleep, I spot a tweet from Google’s Matt Cutts about the new Page Speed Online service that analyses a web page’s performance and then offers suggestions to make it faster. Google announced this yesterday on their Webmaster Central Blog – always worth keeping an eye on.
BarbaraSaul.com gets a reasonable 73 out of 100 but there are few plugins and graphics to slow it all down (don’t ask about the Blogmistress – that wants a little attention ).
We all know that how fast a website loads makes a difference, not only to how Google considers the worthiness of your site, but more importantly in whether your visitor will bother hanging around for it to load. This may be less of a problem, generally, with faster broadband speeds all the time (well perhaps not for us rural folk) but still needs to be considered as a priority.