Google Analytics Blog: Making the Web Faster

Making the Web Faster

Friday, April 09, 2010 | 11:17 AM

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Today, our web search team announced how Google search now uses site speed as a factor in ranking. All things being equal, a faster loading site is better than a slower site.

With this announcement, we wanted to remind you about Google Analytics asynchronous tracking. The asynchronous tracking code has a faster load time and can improve site speed, especially on rich-media or script-heavy pages.

We encourage users to update to the asynchronous snippet to help make your site and the web faster. You can read up on how to implement the asynchronous snippet on our Google Code site. We also have a comprehensive list of migration examples to help you make the switch.

Posted by Trevor Claiborne, Google Analytics Team

For those who are using Google Analytics, this is a useful addition.

Andrei’s talking piece today is all about Google DNS and a sun chasing iPhone app!

Link to learn more:

and his favorite iPhone app:

3 Tech Picks from @timzai Posterous, KML and Chargify

Posterous of course is the best choice for easy blogging – so easy we set up one for Startup Monday in 2 minutes and have started posting live at the meeting:

KML support from Google if you are developing any web apps using a map.

And online payment system for recurring payments