After 2 years of being in the Beta Testing stage, Google has finally rolled out mod_pagespeed which will help webmasters make their pages load faster. The mod_pagespeed was introduced in 2010 and was testing the open-source Apache module which automatically optimizes web pages.
As Google says, “We’re committed to working with the open-source community to continue evolving mod_pagespeed, including more, better and smarter optimizations and support for other web servers. Over 120,000 sites are already using mod_pagespeed to improve the performance of their web pages using the latest techniques and trends in optimization.”
Google added that the product is used by hosting providers including the likes of Go Daddy and have benefitted from it. Google says that faster loading pages allow for better user interaction and they use the site load speed in judging search ranking and ad quality scores. Do you think you will use the tool? Learn more about Google and Site load speed here.