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How much do CDNs really help?
04-11-2011, 08:43 AM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2011 08:45 AM by Marvin.)
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RE: How much do CDNs really help?
Quote:Also, I don't know how to confirm this, but I THINK I got a bit of a boost in search engine traffic shortly after turning on my CDN on March 25. Could a CDN explain better treatment by Google? I know they favor sites that load faster, so I guess it's possible.

Chris, think of improving the speed for the benefit of your actual visitors, don't worry about search engine rankings at this point. The speed in itself is only one of over 200 factors in Google's rankings, it is a very small factor, and it apparently only affects a small number of sites.

However, from your own web browsing experience you can tell what impact site speed has on your own web browsing actions. I'm more likely to revisit a faster loading site than a slow one. So I'd say work on the speed to benefit your visitors (don't worry about search engines).

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How much do CDNs really help? - ckelly06 - 04-06-2011, 12:06 PM
RE: How much do CDNs really help? - Marvin - 04-11-2011 08:43 AM

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