You and site performance, sitting in a tree...

Monday, May 03, 2010

Perhaps you heard our announcement that speed is a signal in rankings, but didn't know where to start. We'd like to help foster a lasting relationship between you and a responsive experience for your users. Last week I filmed my updated presentation from "The Need For Speed: Google Says It Matters" which includes three first steps to understanding site performance. So grab headphones and some popcorn, then verify ownership of your website and download a plugin, and we'll all be comfy with site performance in no time.

Just curious about the Q&A;? No problem! Here you go:

Is it possible to check my server response time from different areas around the world?
Yes. can test performance from the United States (both East and West Coast—go West Coast! :), United Kingdom, China, and New Zealand.

What's a good response time to aim for?