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Got a Slow Website? Google Might Start Giving You a Badge of Shame

Posted on the 12 November 2019 by Worldwide @thedomains
Slow Websites

Google just continues to want to show the world that when it comes to the Internet, “We run this bitch!” In a blog post on the Chromium blog Monday they posted that they are looking at ways to warn users about your slow website. Not a site containing malware or any other security risk, it’s just not as fast as Google would like it.

From the article:

We are building out speed badging in close collaboration with other teams exploring labelling the quality of experiences at Google. We believe this will ensure that if you are optimizing your site to be fast, your site will not be inconsistently badged from one surface to another.

In the future, Chrome may identify sites that typically load fast or slow for users with clear badging. This may take a number of forms and we plan to experiment with different options, to determine which provides the most value to our users. 

So if you have not checked your website’s speed do it now.

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