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Is Google Still Using A PageSpeed Ranking Factor?
by Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Roundtable
Apr 23, 2015

For years, Google has said there is a demotion for sites that are incredibly slow to load. Heck, even recently we saw Google test a slow label in the search results for web sites that load really slowly.

But when John Mueller was asked about PageSpeed in a recent Google+ hangout at about the 46 minute mark, John basically hinted that he isn't sure if it is still being used much as a ranking factor.

[video=youtube_share;h0thsBnTUyg]http://youtu.be/h0thsBnTUyg[/video]


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Maybe the page-speed factor is now a derivative of the various user-signals available to them?
 
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