Slow and Unreliable Internet Speed? It’s Not Just Your Provider’s Fault

Speed Criteria for WebsitesMany people are quick to blame their service providers for their slow Internet speed. But, in reality, there is a lot of unknowns at work when you access the World Wide Web, and it’s not just the provider’s fault.

In particular, there is the Cisco SFP-10g-lrm datasheet, which tells you exactly how fast your computer can access different websites. But, if you’re unfamiliar with this, there’re also other ways for you to understand how speed actually works.

Below are simplified geeky things you should know too, even if you’re no geek:

Google Search Results Page (SERP) Can Tell You How Fast a Website Is

With a good connection, you can open a website on the first Google page in less than a second. In fact, you can expect a fast browsing experience on the first five pages of a Google results page. This is due to the search engine’s rule which states that a website should be user-friendly. So, if it takes seconds to load and open, a website would usually be in the lower ranks (i.e., pages 5 and higher).

Speed Criteria for Results Placement

Google and other search engines use various measures to tell if a website is fast enough to meet your needs. Below are some of the currently known criteria:

  • Page Load Time – refers to the time frame from when you click a link to a website
  • Time-to-first-byte – refers to the time it takes for your browser to receive a response from a website

The Longer, the Slower, the Better

As a rule of thumb, digging information deep within the results page will usually take longer. But, there are also instances when a superfast website is way behind the results page. Right now, you should know that apart from popular websites like Facebook, Twitter, and other portals, there are also scam sites. To protect you and everyone else, search engines also take this into account for safety and security purposes.

There can be an unlimited number of reasons Internet speed slows down. More than the physical hardware, there’re also the software backend website events that occur at the same time.