joined:Oct 12, 2005
Google (I think it was Matt Cutts) said that page speed is just one of many signals and currently a very low one.
However Page Speed will become more important as a ranking factor proven by all the new developments around page speed (the plugin, the API, the service, Analytics).
I am running several forums with AdSense Ads and due to AdSense Page Load speeds tracked with analytics often exceed 20sec+ (max 169sec).
I tracked the Problem down to flash Ads that constantly recall tracking scripts.
I reported it here: [google.com
So my question is (just a theory)
Does tracking page speed with analytics impact your ranking when you receive such poor results?
I know google pulls page speed data from google toolbar as well but does tracking with analytics makes things easier for google?
Will it have a negative effect?
What are your thoughts about this?