Optimizing Your Internal Websites to Boost Productivity

A lot of people will talk about how important it is for your website to be fast, especially for websites that face your customers.¬† But what about internal websites for your employees. Could a faster website boost productivity? Their productivity is a cost that you may want to optimize. Now several studies have shown that even a few tenths of a second affect the user's perspective on a website, and how likely they are to want to use it. But I've heard several owners say how they are not as … [Read more...]

Google Using Page Speed as a Ranking Factor in Search Results

Google announced this week that the speed of a page is now being considered as part of how they rank pages on a web site.¬† This has some people happy, others scrambling. There are a couple of things which need to be considered with this news. Google uses over 200 factors to "grade" a site, determining where it should be placed in the search engine rankings. Adding 1 additional factor, unless it is a large factor should have little effect on the search results. "All things being equal I … [Read more...]