pontifex - 12:35 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
The problem here is: all sites are not equal!
We host a bazillion of MP3s for previewing music. These previews are 300k!
Now WMT says:
On average, pages in your site take 2.2 seconds to load (updated on Apr 30, 2010).
Well - direct delivery of 5 million mp3 snippets of 300k on a 2.2 seconds average is pretty good in my book. But if G takes that 2.2 as "slow", they sure have an algo problem.
We are averaging 120 MBit/s a day and pages without the big previews load within 1.2 seconds out of Germany - and our servers are US based!
WMT should split pages in categories. They have the knowledge!