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How can Kraken.io help to boost my website's search ranking?

Posted by Kraken Community. Last updated on August 18th 2015 (2 years ago)

Since 2010 Google's ranking algorithm has taken into account how quickly your website loads, when comparing to websites similar to yours. In other words, all things being equal, Google favours presenting faster loading sites in search results than slower ones.

Optimizing your images using Kraken.io can go a long way to getting your pages loading a lot faster, thereby improving your search ranking and overall customer satisfaction through improved usability.

Even if loading speed were not a factor in terms of search ranking, studies have shown time and time again that page loading time can have a drastic impact on conversion rates and your bottom line, for the seemingly obvious reason that users simply hatewaiting around for things to load. Below is just a taste of what to expect of users these days (source: kissmetrics)

  • 73% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that was too slow to load.
  • 51% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that crashed, froze, or received an error.
  • 38% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that wasn’t available.
  • 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less.
  • 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
  • A 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.
  • If an e-commerce site is making $100,000 per day, a 1 second page delay could potentially cost you $2.5 million in lost sales every year.