Google will soon be unveiling a new search architecture called Google Caffeine, which promises to be faster, and bring users social media updates in real time.
From an SEO perspective, it will reportedly inject a new ranking factor into the algorithm — website speed. As a result, Google will be pushing faster sites higher in the search results, whereas slower sites will find it harder to rank.
On that front, here’s an insightful article you might want to check out: Website Performance: What To Know and What You Can Do.
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The need for speed will become increasingly important to users and search engines. This is just the start, to push slow websites into the new decade.