Google Adds Site Speed as a Search Rank Factor

On Friday, April 9, 2010 Google officially announced that it was adding website speed as measured by how a page responds to a Googlebot and page load time as measured by Google Toolbar.

Dotcom-Monitor had an early heads-up that this might be coming while we were at the 2009 Pubcon Conference in Las Vegas with Google’s Guru of Algorithmic Spin Matt Cutts. It was there that Google’s Matt Cutts first noted that there was “heavy lobbying” at Google to add page load times to the Google search algorithm.

Dotcom-Monitor Releases Uptime Meter Freeware Tool for Website Monitoring

Dotcom-Monitor has announced the general availability of its Uptime Meter, a new tool to monitor and display a website’s uptime and performance in 30-minute intervals. Dotcom-Monitor’s Uptime Meter is available free-for-download at Dotcom-Monitor’s site.

Dotcom-Monitor’s Uptime Meter tool provides customers a unique, easy-to-use, targeted solution for quickly monitoring and validating uptime that affects website performance and revenues. The Uptime Meter is designed to aggregate uptime and automatically update and display the results on the user’s website via the Uptime Meter Button. The Uptime Meter Button displays accurate update metrics, such as “Uptime 99.999%”, based on the aggregated data since the date of original implementation.