You might want to read this article:
Google: Page Speed May Become a Ranking Factor in 2010 | WebProNews
It seems speed of a site may become one of the ranking factors in 2010.
Now, how can speed determine the quality of content? I know it is only going to be one of the many factors if it gets implemented. But still, what do you prefer?
1. Search for a keyword and find an average information page that loads fast
2. A top quality page that comparatively loads slower
I will go for second every time.
Do you think Google is going get better if they implement this?