Google is continuing its effort to speed up the web by introducing the Page Speed Service. Page Speed Service is an online service to automatically speed up loading of your web pages. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices and serves them to end users via Google’s servers across the globe. Your users will continue to access your site just as they did before, only with faster load times. Now you don’t have to worry about concatenating CSS, compressing images, caching, gzipping resources or other web performance best practices.
This sounds good to me, almost too good. Google hasn’t yet given the down and dirty technical details on how this will work and how it could possibly affect your site besides improving page speeds. In their testing, they said they have seen improvements of between 25 and 60 percent and that is significant. Right now, Google will be offering the service to a limited set of webmasters free of charge. Pricing will be competitive and details will be made available later.
1. You sign up and provide us with your serving and reference domains.
2. You send traffic to Page Speed Service by pointing your DNS CNAME entry to ghs.google.com.
Google serves requests received for your serving domain by fetching content from your reference domain and rewriting it. At this point, it’s worth a shot because as all site owners no, the faster you can deliver your content, the more likely a user is to stay on your site and browse more content. If you can get into the select group I think it’s worth a shot and as long as the pricing is reasonable when they finally do price it, why not let Google bulk up your site’s performance? To find out more about the Page Speed Service and sign up, click here.