How important is loading time?

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Im working on this amazon review site, but unfortunately it seems like products are not THAT good ranking even there is no competition.
How important is loading time for google to ranking factors? I mean I have sort of a complex review theme.

Additionally I have Pics for parts of my review with a nice looking font. Maybe those are loading time killers. Is there a way to have this fonts and NOT pictures?
#important #loading #time
  • Profile picture of the author Mr. E
    Load time IS a factor in SEO, also your bounce rate is a factor which can go hand in hand with load time. If people get frustrated waiting for the page to load they are likely to leave, so you get a double whammy... bad load time and a high bounce rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author fmac
    My SEO guy said it is very important. As stated above bounce rate as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author dukerutherford
    One key ranking factor for SEO experts is site speed or loading time. It reflects how quickly your web pages response to web request. It is important because it improve user experience as well as search engine ranking also it establish trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    Heck yeah. Use this tool by Google https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/
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  • Profile picture of the author jovykhan
    When everything else is equal.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by jovykhan View Post

      When everything else is equal.
      ROTFLMAO! Yeah, when everything else is done and done....
      then worry about load time. On a scale of 1 to 100, it's
      like...89th...I never am done with #1-88, so....

      Normal people, with normal websites, do not have to
      worry about load time.

      Not much about load time anymore, now that panda, penguin,
      etc. have taken over.

      "Load time" was rampant because google whispers something and
      everybody takes it to mean something else.

      Just like the replies in this thread.

      "My site's not ranking. OOPS! Google says load time, so
      it must be load time!"

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author jovykhan
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        ROTFLMAO! Yeah, when everything else is done and done....
        then worry about load time. On a scale of 1 to 100, it's
        like...89th...I never am done with #1-88, so....

        Normal people, with normal websites, do not have to
        worry about load time.

        Not much about load time anymore, now that panda, penguin,
        etc. have taken over.

        "Load time" was rampant because google whispers something and
        everybody takes it to mean something else.

        Just like the replies in this thread.

        "My site's not ranking. OOPS! Google says load time, so
        it must be load time!"

        Paul
        Yes, as this what I learned from Matt Cutts . I'm a follower of his Youtube videos and it just cross my mind when I saw this thread.

        And I have to agree with you.

        -just got intense with you quoted my response..damn it's Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author seoexperttools
    It is quite a significant factor in both SEO and conversion. If a website take too long to load, there is a good chance than people will just close the windows and open another site instead. Keep your website load time below 3 seconds.
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  • Profile picture of the author It Is Me
    Originally Posted by normahl View Post

    Im working on this amazon review site
    Where is the website URL?
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi144
    Loading time of a site is very important factor in SEO as people will bounce back from your site and never visit again as they find the site slow and not valuable.Try to be more simple and make the site more professional then having loads of images or adds in it(if you have).
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  • Profile picture of the author thomco55
    in this fast time no body has time, same as this no one people is wait on your site more then 3-4 seconds. so your site will be load under this site otherwise you will get the visit with high bounce rate.................
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  • Profile picture of the author bhushan@rancor
    I think loading time is very important here because visitors has a mind for a particular website after a visit.If the website takes so much time for loading then it count and make the website as a low quality.so i think It make 100% Bounce rate sometime.
    SO i think these type of problem should be completely solved.
    You can check the website which i am sharing here and I think It does take more time for load.
    www.rancorinfotech.com
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  • Profile picture of the author sudheerpal
    Loading time for a website is very important factor in eyes of google.
    If your site has long loading time google penalise your ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author syed2011
    Loading time is important. Whenever visitors try to open a webpage they will close the page if it takes more time to load the page. So try to reduce the loading time for your website!!
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  • Profile picture of the author thomco55
    Load time factor is important because it decrease you bounce rate and made great impression on user....
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Your load rate is very important. Grab a copy of pageoneinfiltrator.com and compare sites ranking for your keyword and then check out their load speed.
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  • Profile picture of the author milina788
    Loading time is a major factor when it is concerned for SEO because if a website has higher loading time then it can annoy the search engine bots because they hate higher loading time of a website because search engine checks a website from user point of view. And if a website has higher loading time then visitors can bounce back from that website.
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  • Profile picture of the author zappx
    Loading time is very important aspect of a website ...even a delay of second can reduce a effective number of site visitors .... google may also penalize your site position in results.
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    • Profile picture of the author normahl
      For one site I'm having a huge Bounce rate and I don't think it's because of the content. Can someone help me or take a look what to improve for loading time issues? Send you the URL via PM
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  • Profile picture of the author ortonmax
    Loading time is really more important for every website. Because if your website have more loading time, then people get bored and close your website before it could open. So website's bounce rate increase and it also puts bad impacts on it's page rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    Slow loading time will contribute to higher bounce rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    For those who are using wordpress blog, there are some good plugins which you can use like wp super cache, wp total cache that will overall increase you page load time.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabelate
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    loading time you can know by opening your pages normally, if it is taking too much time then you have to think of this, use less flashy stuffs on your site, you may be using lots of plugins, the theme may also affect loading time.
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  • Profile picture of the author pixlhouse
    Try to avoid complex size images in your website. If your website don't open within the visitors expectation time, then there is a more of a chance that your visitor may jump to your competitor's website.
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