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Consider the Load Factor


Jul 16, 2010

The average internet user does not see page loading speeds as a concern anymore.  Possibly in the pre-broadband days when it was common for you to hear your computer dial in and hear the sweet sound of connectivity, which was actually an unpleasant shrilling phone sound followed by what sounds like a snowy television from the Poltergeist movie.  Back then it took minutes for a page to load.  Also, internet websites were not as complex as what we have today so it is safe to say that unless there is some problem with your ISP, page loading speeds are not an issue.

However, if you are an online business owner and have an ecommerce website, you cannot, I repeat must not ignore the Load Factor!  Here is why.

Google has decided to put more focus on web page load speeds as a factor in determining page ranking.  Google is more than capable of measuring how long it takes for your page to fully load. As they index your pages they are simultaneously measuring the load speed of each your websites’ pages.  Google then calculates an average over a time period which then factors into how your page will rank.

Therefore, knowing the Load Factor can benefit you in two ways.  First, is being able to choose a fast hosting service.  A fast hosting service will give your website the edge of loading at hyper fast speeds, thus giving you better page ranking as was just explained.  Second, is simply for your customers.  We all know keeping happy customers is one of the keys to a successful online business.  Therefore, enhancing their shopping experience with faster loading speeds can only benefit you in the end by leaving your customers with a fast and convenient visit to your ecommerce website.

Dotcomweavers Inc. continuously considers these factors when creating or upgrading a website.  A slow loading website is as equally frustrating as choppy mobile phone reception (that is no stab to our friends at Apple).  For that reason, Dotcomweavers Inc. can recommend our preferred hosting services to you.  Our goal is to provide you the best all around service and solutions to maximize your website’s performance.

Dotcomweavers Inc is a NJ/NY based web solutions company providing high quality website development and e-commerce solutions.  Websites are not only created but they are created to perform. For more information, visit Dotcomweavers Services

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