Site Speed has become an important factor that determine your blog ranking in Google SERPs. This has been officially announced on Google Webmaster Tool and you can now track how fast your blog load within the webmaster account – site performance. So, you have more things to do in order to boost your ranking with Google Search.
If you blog site is more than 10s loading time, it is not good for SEO and I am pretty sure that you will loose a lot of traffic from Google. I have been aware of this and now I found out the way to optimize my blog with MaxCDN and my blog loading time is now around 3-4s!
If you do not believe that, you can track through http://tools.pingdom.com or Yslow with FireBug extensions if you are using FireFox.
How did I do that?
Well, I have missed a great tool developed by Mashable CTO – W3 Total Cache with support from CDN service. My blog is not fully optimized and load very fast. You can check it yourself!
MaxCDN is a geat content delivery network where you can utilize their servers located in different areas around the world. Whenever a visitor come to your blog, a cached version of your blog which is located closest to their location will be served to save time. That is a great service and all big sites like TechCrunch or Mashable is now doing that way. Mashable is also using MaxCDN which I have just used for a week.
For this blog, I calculated that 1,000GB in my account ($10) will last for about 2-3 years. That is worth investing to get more visitors to your blog and improve your rankings.
The promotion is time limited and I do not really know when it is closed. There is no deadline but It can be closed anytime now.
Now, when you visit my blog, you will see a subdomain: http://cdn.eblogtip.com where mirror version of my blog was saved on different servers around the world. All type of files will be saved too. That is why my blog loading time is now super fast!
I hope my little experience will help you guys improve your blog loading time. You can refer to MaxCDN and W3 Total Cache to do this.