Thursday, July 28, 2011

Speed up yours website with new google service

These days, any advantage you can get over the competition is worth pursuing — even something as seemingly minor as a website that loads faster.
That’s the promise of Google’s new Page Speed Service, which can automatically make your Web pages load faster than they do with your existing servers.
It works like this: Page Speed Service pulls content from your servers, applies various performance boosters to your pages, then delivers the “rewritten” site to end users via Google’s own servers.
So, what kind of speed boost can you expect? That depends on a variety of factors, including the kind of content on your pages, the browser used to view the site, the geographic location of your visitors, and so on. That said, Google reports speed improvements of 25% to 60%; you can see some examples on the Page Speed Service Gallery.
Want to know how your own site will fare? Google offers a test pagethat can measure the non-optimized and optimized speeds of your site. That should help you know if using the service will be worth your while. Interestingly, Business Hacks was actually a little slower running on Google’s servers, so Page Speed Service might not be a boon to every small business.
Page Speed Service is currently free of charge for “a limited set of webmasters.” You can sign up here to get in on the ground floor, so to speak. Google will announce final pricing details at a later date.

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