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[NOTE] Page-load time & SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kharm, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. kharm

    kharm Power Member

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    I have a site w/ over 2k traffic daily.

    The site loads incredibly slow taking up over 1TB bandwidth per week.

    The site ranks very high with almost no backlinks & gets a lot of organic search traffic.

    The key factor is just great on-site SEO. Great categorization. Non-manipulative search tactics.

    The site has been around for 4 months total.
     
  2. knall

    knall Regular Member

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    What are you trying to say? Isn't slow load time suppose to hurt your site?
     
  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    you might get 2000 hits but how long are they staying ?? A slow loading page is really hurting your conversions and you should do everything you can to speed it up
     
  4. kharm

    kharm Power Member

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    I'm just letting you know about my website and how it is reacting within search engines. People are trying to pinpoint what to spend time on regarding SEO, and basically my conclusion is don't spend 2 days trying to find the perfect hosting and or pay an excess cost for insanely fast loading time.
     
  5. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

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    Other then moving your site to a bigger server one of the only other chooses you have is compressing your images to speed up your pages.
     
  6. kharm

    kharm Power Member

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    The site is a searched site, but little direct revenue. It was more of a test traffic hub than anything. I'm thinking of creative ways to monetize or retain visitors. Yes, if visitors really care about load-time, then immediately load-time becomes an important factor. But regarding straight SEO, I've seen little negative affect from having a slow-loading website.
     
  7. Duffers5000

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    Yes you may be right about the load time not directly affecting your seo results but if you are checking your bounce rate and how many seconds your 2000 visitors are staying with your site I am sure loads of them are clicking straight back out. Some countries with slower internet speeds have more patience with a slow loading page but in general if you cant deliver your page to a visitor immediately then they are hitting the back button and not hitting your ads.