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Proof That Web-hosting/Website Loading Speed Does Affect Rankings

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by africanart, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. africanart

    africanart Regular Member

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    Just thought i'd share this with anyone considering going for those cheap/shared/re-seller web-hosting packages. Ok here we go.

    About 8 months i begun a project/site with some cheap webhosting but later found out that it was a reseller package where my diskspace was limited to 250MB and bandwidth to 4GB (Trust me now that am a little bit experience i feel like a fool)
    Here is a screenshot of my page loading stats for comparison.
    Old Page Speed..jpg
    And no matter what kind of SEO packages and linkbuilding i could do i could not move the site past 50 in the SERPs. So i moved from my hosting about 2 days ago and here are my new stats
    New Speeds.jpg
    Now this are all local keywords that i am targeting and after 7 months i should have at least broken through into the 2nd page but just look at my SERPs after changing my hosting
    Proof.jpg
    My advice is if you have some of those cheap webhosting packages, invest some money into a good web host with ssd and other better features before investing in link building. (i learned this the hard way). Hope this helps some newbies before they waste a lot of time and money. Especially time.
     
  2. ChrisX

    ChrisX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It looks like the number of requests and page size have been cut in half. I don't think this has anything to do with your hosting...
     
  3. molibwe

    molibwe Regular Member

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    Yes, I can also approve that Website loading speed affects ranking. Experience.
     
  4. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    Nice catch up after 8 months.

    Just make sure we optimize our site first before issuing the hosting provider.